Synopses & Reviews
- Work with rules, style sheets, and proper syntax
- Build dynamic web pages using solid structure and the latest tools
- Avoid common HTML5 and CSS3 challenges and mistakes
IN FULL COLOR!
Build cool web pages with basic markup language. This book makes it easy.
Does creating web pages seem daunting? Relax! HTML5, the latest version of HTML, makes it even easier for anyone to learn how to create or edit web pages. With a little stick-to-it-iveness and this clear, accessible book, you will master the basics of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language and start creating your own awesome sites on the World Wide Web.
- First, the rules understand the syntax of HTML markup, see how web pages are organized, and create your very first web page from scratch
- Heads and bodies dive head-first into HTML elements, add paragraphs (and other containers) for text, and create lists and tables
- Get engaged entice your visitors with links, images, audio, video, and streaming media
- Step out in (CSS) style use Cascading Style Sheets to control layout and enhance the look and feel of your pages
- Go mobile ensure that your pages play well with mobile devices
Open the book and find:
- The four basics steps of creating a web page
- How to save, view, and post your new web page
- What search engines do with your metadata
- Details for controlling text blocks, lists, and tables
- Ways to create links to documents and other websites
- Techniques for setting CSS style rules
- HTML dos and don'ts to remember
- What the book covers: getting to know HTML5 and CSS3, creating and viewing a web page, HTML5 element syntax and structure, understanding CSS3 and what it’s good for, CSS3 rules and style sheets, HTML5 tables and forms, deprecated HTML and elements to avoid, CSS3 styles and attributes, making CSS3 work, common mistakes and fixes, cool HTML5 tools, understanding responsive web design, and more.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.
Your full-color, friendly guide to getting started with HTML5 and CSS3!
HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and help make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basics of the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducing you to the syntax and structure of the languages, this helpful guide shows you how to create and view a web page, explains ideal usage of HTML5 and CSS3, walks you through the CSS3 rules and style sheets, addresses common mistakes and explains how to fix them, and explores interesting HTML5 tools.
- Serves as an ideal introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for beginners with little to no web development experience
- Details the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to use both to create responsive, practical, and well-designed websites
- Helps you understand how HTML5 and CSS3 are the foundation upon which hundreds of millions of web pages are built
- Features full-color illustrations to enhance your learning process
Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is the perfect first step for getting started with the fundamentals of web development and design.
About the Author
Ed Tittel is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry with more than 140 computing books to his credit, including the bestselling HTML For Dummies. Chris Minnick runs Minnick Web Services. He teaches, speaks, and consults on web-related topics and has contributed to numerous books, including WebKit For Dummies.
Table of Contents
About this Book 2
Foolish Assumptions 3
Icons Used in This Book 4
Beyond the Book 4
Where to Go from Here 5
Part I: Getting Started with HTML and CSS on the Web 7
Chapter 1: An Overview of HTML and CSS on the Web 9
How and Where Web Pages Come to Life Online 10
Content versus presentation 14
Web browsers 14
Getting to know Internet protocols 16
Understanding HTML and Its Versions 17
Different versions of HTML 17
Creating HTML markup 18
Building HTML documents 19
Understanding the Role of CSS 20
Different versions here, too 20
Creating CSS markup 21
Dissecting a Simple Markup Example 22
Where’s the HTML? 22
Where’s the CSS? 23
A partnership of equals 23
Chapter 2: Meeting the Structure and Components of HTML 25