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DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guideby Jason Cranfo Teague
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If you can't afford to let the Web get ahead of you, you can't afford not to have this guide. In this best-selling Visual QuickStart Guide, you'll find all the friendly, step-by-step instructions you need to start using DHTML and CSS to add visually sophisticated, interactive elements to your Web sites. Completely updated to cover the new browsers, standards, and DHTML and CSS 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.
Using loads of tips and screenshots, veteran author Jason Cranford Teague covers a lot of ground--from basic and advanced dynamic techniques to creating effects for newer browsers, migrating from tables to CSS, and creating new DHTML scripts. If you're new to DHTML and CSS, you'll find this a quick, easy introduction to scripting, and if you're a more experienced programmer, you'll be pleased to find practical, working examples throughout the book.
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Add dynamic interactivity to Web sites with DHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. This revised and expanded second edition is up to date on the current Web standards and browsers and includes all-new coverage of using DHTML to get information about the browser environment and adding multimedia to a site. Includes full cross-platform and cross-browser coverage.
Add dynamic interactivity to your Web site with DHTML and Cascading Style Sheets!
This revised and expanded second edition is up-to-date on the current Web standards and browsers, and includes all new coverage of using DHTML to get information about the browser environment and adding multimedia to a site, as well as new basic and advanced dynamic techniques, such as making objects appear and disappear, moving objects in 3D, and adding dynamic content. This edition offers full cross-platform and cross-browser coverage. This book does not focus on the more complex aspects of DHTML, but focuses on practical examples of what really works with DHTML and CSS, making it useful for beginners just starting out with DHTML, as well as professional developers looking for a quick reference.
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.
Table of Contents
I. CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
1. Understanding CSS.
2. CSS Basics.
3. Font Controls.
4. Text Controls.
5. List and Mouse Controls.
6. Color and Background Controls.
7. Border and Margin Controls.
8. Positioning Controls.
9. Visibility Controls.
II. DYNAMIC HTML.
10. Understanding DHTML.
11. The Document Object Model.
12. Learning About Your Environment.
13. Dynamic Techniques: The Basics.
14. Dynamic Techniques; Advanced.
15. Dynamic Techniques: CSS.
16. Netscape Layers.
17. Internet Explorer for Windows.
III. USING DHTML AND CSS TOOLS.
18. GoLive Primer.
19. Dreamweaver Primer.
IV. DYNAMIC WEB SITES.
20. Understanding the Dynamic Web.
21. Creating a Dynamic Web Site.
22. Web Page Layout.
23. Importing External Content.
24. Web Site Navigation.
26. Special Effects.
28. Debugging Your Code.
29. The Future of the Dynamic Web.
Appendix A. The DHTML and CSS Browsers.
Appendix B. CSS Quick Reference.
Appendix C. DHTML Quick Reference.
Appendix D. Browser-Safe Fonts.
Appendix E. Tools of the Trade.
Appendix F. Further Resources.
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