HTML: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

HTML: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

by Whitehead

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Overview

You already know HTML basics. Now you'd like to go beyond, with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with HTML.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764542114
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/22/2003
Series: Visual Read Less, Learn More Ser.
Pages: 237
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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You already know HTML basics. Now you'd like to go beyond, with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with HTML.

Table of Contents

1Get Your Message Across with Text
Task #1Make Text Stand Out by Adding Shadows4
Task #2Create Scrolling Text Effects6
Task #3Display the Page Title as Text8
Task #4Display a Web Page Filename10
Task #5Add Pizzazz by Making Text Glow12
2Maximize the Impact of Your Web Page
Task #6Stop the Background from Scrolling16
Task #7Describe Web Pages to Search Engines18
Task #8Define the Exact Size of Margin Spacing20
Task #9Display a Rule Without a Shade22
Task #10Automatically Reload a Web Page24
Task #11Using Style Blocks to Align Page Elements26
Task #12Redirect Users to Another Web Page28
Task #13Display a Web Page's Last Modification Date30
Task #14Organize Content with Vertical Lines32
Task #15Using a Print Button to Print a Web Page34
Task #16Using Styles to Print Selected Items36
Task #17Allow Users to Add a Page to Favorites38
Task #18Create Dynamic Background Colors40
3Increase the Effectiveness of Your Links
Task #19Send an E-mail Message Via a Link44
Task #20Create an Image Map46
Task #21Remove Underlines from Links48
Task #22Create a Link to Download a File50
Task #23Access Other Internet Services52
Task #24Create Links within Long Documents54
Task #25Explain a Link with a Link Tool Tip56
Task #26Create Dynamic Link Text58
Task #27Using a Link to Open a New Window60
4Jazz Up Your Site with Multimedia
Task #28Display Images from Another Web Site64
Task #29Using Spacer Images to Precisely Position Graphics66
Task #30Manipulate the Image Size68
Task #31Preload an Image to Increase Display Speed70
Task #32Preload a Low-Resolution Image72
Task #33Using an Image as a Rule74
Task #34Control Text Wrapping Around an Image76
Task #35Create Quick Thumbnails78
Task #36Speed a Web Page's Display by Reusing Images80
Task #37Left-Align Multiple Images in a Web Page82
Task #38Create an Image Button84
Task #39Add a Background Sound to a Web Page86
Task #40Add a Media Player to Play Audio Files88
Task #41Embed Video in a Web Page90
Task #42Display Flash Animations92
5Frame Your Web Page
Task #43Create a Navigation Frame96
Task #44Secure a Frame Border to Control Web Page Layout98
Task #45Display One Web Page Within Another with Inline Frames100
Task #46Create a Message for Non-Frame Browsers and Search Engines102
Task #47Maximize Frame Content by Turning Off Scroll Bars104
Task #48Force the Use of Frames106
Task #49Break Out of a Frame to Fully Display a Web Page108
6Get Interactive with Forms
Task #50Permit Users to Clear a Form's Content112
Task #51Create a Drop-Down List114
Task #52Using an Image as a Button116
Task #53Place Default Text in a Form118
Task #54Create Shortcut Keys to Select Checkboxes120
Task #55Restrict Text Size in a Form122
Task #56Protect Information by Hiding Typed Data124
Task #57Change How Words Wrap in the Text Area126
Task #58Make Form Text Unchangeable128
Task #59Hide Data in Forms130
Task #60Add Flair with Colored Text Boxes132
Task #61Create a Default Insertion Point Location134
7Better Organize Your Data with Lists
Task #62Using the dir Attribute to Reverse a Definition List138
Task #63Using Lists to Indent Images and Text140
Task #64Organize Data with Nested Lists142
Task #65Enhance a Web Page Using Images as Bullets144
Task #66Using Styles to Create Unique List Symbols146
8Arrange Your Objects Using Tables
Task #67Highlight Information by Changing Table Colors150
Task #68Enhance a Table with Background Images152
Task #69Specify Table Size to Control Page Layout154
Task #70Arrange Items within Tables for Creative Layout156
Task #71Organize Data by Inserting Table Headers158
Task #72Using a Table to Create an Image Map160
Task #73Using Two Tables to Create Borders around Objects162
Task #74Create Dynamic Table Menus164
9Tap Your Browser's Hidden Power with JavaScript
Task #75Display the Current Date and Time168
Task #76Insert Navigation Links170
Task #77Show Messages in the Status Bar172
Task #78Create a Pop-Up Window174
Task #79Include a Close Button to a Pop-Up Window176
Task #80Customize the Features of a Pop-Up Window178
Task #81Display an Alert Message180
Task #82Disable the Right Mouse Button182
Task #83Using Drop-Down Menus to Access Other Web Pages184
Task #84Add Interest with Dynamically Changing Images186
Task #85Detect the Web Browser Information188
Task #86Detect Screen Resolution190
Task #87Using E-Mail to Share Web Pages192
Task #88Dynamically Change an Item's Size194
10Using Style Sheets to Enhance HTML
Task #89Add Style by Changing the Scrollbar Colors198
Task #90Change the Mouse Pointer Style200
Task #91Using Style Sheets to Precisely Align Items202
Task #92Boost a Web Page with Colored Buttons204
Task #93Quickly Change the Look of All Web Pages206
Task #94Using Styles to Add Borders to Items208
Task #95Place Text in Columns210
Task #96Create a Shadow Behind Text212
Task #97Create Effects by Overlapping Text and Images214
Task #98Hide Items on a Web Page216
Task #99Position an Image in the Background218
Task #100Modify Text Appearance220

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