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CSS, DHTML, and Ajax, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)by Jason Cranfo Teague
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The Web doesn't stand still, and neither does this guide: Completely updated to cover the new browsers, standards, and CSS, DHTML, and Ajax features that define the Web today, the one thing that hasn't changed in this edition is its task-based visual approach to the topic. In these pages, readers will find friendly, step-by-step instructions for using CSS, DHTML, and Ajax to add visually sophisticated, interactive elements to their Web sites. Using loads of tips and screen shots, veteran author Jason Cranford Teague covers a lot of ground--from basic and advanced dynamic techniques (for example, making objects appear and disappear) to creating effects for newer browsers, migrating from tables to CSS, and creating new DHTML scripts with embedded scroll areas, fixed menu bars, and more. Users new to CSS, DHTML, and Ajax will find this a quick, easy introduction to scripting, while more experienced programmers will be pleased to find practical, working examples throughout the book.
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Assuming a familiarity with HTML, this guide shows how to control the appearance of web pages with CSS, use the DOM to run dynamic functions, and dynamically retrieve data from the server without having to load a new web page. The fourth edition code runs on Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari 2, and Opera 9.
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Book News Annotation:
Assuming a familiarity with HTML, this guide shows how to control the appearance of web pages with CSS, use the DOM to run dynamic functions, and dynamically retrieve data from the server without having to load a new web page. The fourth edition code runs on Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari 2, and Opera 9. Annotation Â©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the stylesheet language, or skip ahead to any chapter of the book to look up specific tasks covering just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users CSS. Best-selling author Jason Cranford Teague takes readers through today's CSS essentials and provides extensive coverage of CSS3 and CSS 2.1 techniques. The book outlines what can be done with CSS3 now and how the latest browsers have implemented many of the new features. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to CSS, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.
About the Author
Jason Cranford Teague is a senior information architect for Lante and has designed Web sites for numerous corporations, including Virgin, WebMD, Coca-Cola, CNN, Bell South, and DuPont. He is the author of the previous editions of this guide.
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