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Packed with examples for learning each of these standard technologies and followed by detailed references to each language, this book provides a total package for moving your web publishing to current standards-based coding.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
The book is for programmers and web coders who want to learn web standards-compliant coding.
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply these tools to your development projects today.
The book focuses on the programming (Web building) audience, covering coding (the use of programming techniques) and does not attempt to cover topics typically associated with Web document books--server setup, document content, marketing, GUI application use, etc. My reason for this is simple: this audience, programmers, doesn't need that info.
This book assumes that the Web programmer and the Web content owner are two distinct individuals with their own distinct agendas. The content owner doesn't care too much about the technologies used and the programmer doesn't care too much about how the content is marketed.
About the Author
Steve Schafer is a veteran of technology and publishing. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and has been published in several technical publications and articles. He currently is the COO for Progeny, an open source-based service and support company. Steve can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Part One: HyperText Markup Language (HTML).
Chapter 1: The Basics of HTML.
Chapter 2: Document Tags.
Chapter 3: Paragraphs and Lines.
Chapter 4: Lists.
Chapter 5: Images.
Chapter 6: Links.
Chapter 7: Text.
Chapter 8: Tables.
Chapter 9: Forms.
Chapter 10: Objects and Plugins.
Chapter 11: XML.
Part Two: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Chapter 12: CSS Basics.
Chapter 13: Style Definitions.
Chapter 14: Text.
Chapter 15: Padding, Margins, and Borders.
Chapter 16: Colors and Backgrounds.
Chapter 17: Tables.
Chapter 18: Element Positioning.
Chapter 21: The Document Object Model.
Part Four: Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
Chapter 24: CGI Basics.
Chapter 25: Perl Language.
Chapter 26: The Python Language.
Chapter 27: Scripting with Other Executable Code.
Chapter 28: Using CGI.
Part Five: PHP.
Chapter 29: PHP Basics.
Chapter 30: The PHP Language.
Chapter 31: Using PHP.
Part Six: Appendixes.
Appendix A: XHTML Reference.
Appendix B: CSS Properties.
Appendix D: Perl Language Reference.
Appendix E: Python Language Reference.
Appendix F: PHP Language Reference.
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