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Learning HTML and XHTML is like learning any new language, computer or human. Most students first immerse themselves in examples. Studying others is a natural way to learn, making learning easy and fun. Imitation can take learning only so far, though. It's as easy to learn bad habits through imitation as it is to acquire good ones. The better way to become HTML-fluent is through a comprehensive reference that covers the language syntax, semantics, and variations in detail and demonstrates the difference between good and bad usage.
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition, helps in both ways: the authors cover every element of HTML/XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. Many hints about HTML/XHTML style smooth the way for writing documents that range from simple online documentation to complex presentations. With hundreds of examples, the book gives web authors models for writing their own effective web pages and for mastering advanced features, like style sheets and frames.
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition, shows how to:
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This guide to creating web documents using HTML and XHTML starts with basic syntax and semantics, and finishes with broad style guidelines for designing accessible documents that can be delivered to a browser. Links, formatted lists, cascading style sheets, forms, tables, and frames are covered. The fourth edition is updated to HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0.
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Updated for XHTML, the fourth edition of our popular HTML guideis fullof examples, sample code, and practical hands-on advicefor creating truly effective web pages and mastering advanced features.Web authors learn how to insert images and othermultimedia elements, create useful links and searchable documents, use extensions, design great forms, and much more. This complete guide describes basic syntax and semantics and showshow to create beautiful, informative, and dynamic web documents.The authors cover every element of the currently accepted version of the language and explain how each element works and interacts with all the other elements. They've also included a style guide that shows how best to use HTML/XHTML to accomplish a variety of tasks, from simple online documentation to complex presentations.
About the Author
Musciano has a B.S. from Georgia Tech and has written on Unix and Web-related topics.
Bill Kennedy is the artistic director of the Scream Literary Festival, a poetry editor for Coach House Books, and an organizer of the Lexiconjury Reading Series. Darren Wershler-Henry teaches communication studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the author of "Free as in Speech and Beer" and "The Tapeworm Foundry," They both live in Toronto.
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