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HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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by Andy Harris, Chris McCulloh
 

Want to build a killer Web site? Want to make it easy to keep your site up to date? You'll need to know how CSS, HTML, and XHTML work together. HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes that easy too! These eight minibooks get you started, explain standards, and help you connect all the dots to create sites with pizzazz.

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Overview

Want to build a killer Web site? Want to make it easy to keep your site up to date? You'll need to know how CSS, HTML, and XHTML work together. HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes that easy too! These eight minibooks get you started, explain standards, and help you connect all the dots to create sites with pizzazz.

This handy, one-stop guide catches you up on XHTML basics and CSS fundamentals. You'll learn how to work with Positionable CSS to create floating elements, margins, and multi-column layouts, and you'll get up to speed on client-side programming with JavaScript. You'll also get the low-down on server side programming with PHP, creating a database with MySQL, and using Ajax on both client and server sides. You'll find out how to:

  • Use templates and validators
  • Manage information with lists and tables
  • Turn lists of links into button bars
  • Add style color and borders
  • Create variables for data
  • Add motion with basic DOM animation
  • Work with arrays
  • Add Flash functionality with AFLAX
  • Build and manage a multipage site
  • Choose and run your own server

You don't need expensive or complicated software or a super-powerful computer to build a Web site that does all sorts of amazing things. All you need is a text editor and the clear, step-by-step guidance you'll find in HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470186275
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Andy Harris began his teaching life as a special education teacher. As he was teaching young adults with severe disabilities, he taught himself enough computer programming to support his teaching habit with freelance programming. Those were the exciting days when computers started to have hard drives, and some computers began communicating with each other over an arcane mechanism some were calling the Internet.
All this time Andy was teaching computer science part time. He joined the faculty of the Indiana University/Purdue University — Indianapolis Computer Science department in 1995. He serves as a Senior Lecturer, teaching the introductory course to Freshmen as well as numerous courses on Web development, general programming, and game programming. As manager of the Streaming Media Laboratory, he developed a number of online video-based courses, and worked on a number of international distance education projects including helping to start a computer science program in Tetevo, Macedonia FYR.
Andy is the author of several other computing books, including Beginning Flash Game Programming For Dummies and Game Programming: The L Line. He invites your comments and questions at andy@aharrisbooks.net.

Chris McCulloh has a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Science from Indiana University/Purdue University — Indianapolis (IUPUI), a certificate in Applied Computer Science from the Computer and Information Science Department (CSCI) at IUPUI, and is a full-time PHP Developer working at CIK Enterprises. He loves to teach, write, and read, and is currently teaching server-side programming for CSCI at IUPUI. He writes a programming-related blog on his Flash game site at blog.chomperstomp.com, and maintains a popular Firefox extension located at statusbarcalculator.com.

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duaneP777 More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book to learn about what is new in web design. Each section that I have read has been full of information presented in an easy to understand format. I also like the fact that the authors shows you how to build a website without all kinds of specialty tools; in fact, the philosophy of this book it that anyone can and should build a website using tools that teach you what to write yourself, so you learn the language, not just learn how to use some web design tool. The result is a website that you know how it works and is easily maintained. I recommend this book whether you are someone who has never built a web site before, or someone who has some experience and would like to gain new knowledge. It covers the XHTML 1.0 Strict language standard very well, and encourages designers to write pages that will validate and run well with any browser. It also covers testing and compatibility issues with older web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book a lot. It is clear, practical and straight to the point. Also, when I had a question I emailed the author and he responded very quickly to answer my question. Great buy.
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