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HTML For Dummies Quick Reference
, 2nd Edition, is the newly revised fingertip reference for anyone who wants to start developing Web pages quickly or for experienced HTML authors who need to keep those tags straight. Concise and relevant examples, effective analogies, and samples of what really works make this easy-to-use guide indispensable to any HTML user.
Now you can find what you need quickly with our ...For Dummies Quick References! The design features tasks and commands in alphabetical order, clear-cut, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow advice. Get in and get out quickly and get the information you really need without reading lots of extra material.
About the Author
Just a word about us -- so that you know who the "we" is that we refer to throughout this book.
We are Deborah and Eric Ray, owners of RayComm, Inc., a technical communication consulting company. For the most part, we write computer books, including Dummies 101: HTML and Netscape Composer For Dummies, to name a couple. In fact (if you can pardon a little bragging), HTML For Dummies Quick Reference (this book's first edition) and Dummies 101: HTML won international awards at the 1997 Society for Technical Communication Technical Publications Competition. And when we're not trapped under mounds of book drafts, we also give occasional seminars on HTML and Internet-related topics, and we take on other technojargonese-into-English translation projects.
I, Deborah Ray (my friends call me Deb), have been a technical communicator for the past four years and have been involved with the Internet for the past three years. I taught technical writing to students at Utah State University and Oklahoma State University. I also have a variety of technical experiences, including creating various computer and engineering documents for sundry purposes. My areas of emphasis include writing, designing, and illustrating documents to meet various audiences' information needs.
I, Eric Ray (my friends call me, well, Eric), have been involved with the Internet for five years and have made numerous presentations and written several papers about HTML and online information. (I like to hear myself write.) My technical experience includes creating and maintaining the TECHWR-L listserv list (a discussion forum for technical communications) as well as implementing and running Web servers. I guess you'd say that I'm a Webmaster. As a technical communicator, I focus on making "techie" information easy for normal people to understand.
Thanks to our combined skills, we've reached stereotypical geek status, having side-by-side home computer workstations at which we work hours and hours every day. Our cats perch on the monitors, stare at us, and attempt to supervise our work. (Actually, we think they're just keeping their tummies warm.)
Table of Contents
Part I: Answering the Basic Questions about HTML.
Part II: Creating an HTML Page.
Part III: Spinning Your HTML Web.
Part IV: Using Images in Your Web Pages.
Part V: Making Effective Web Pages.
Part VI: Serving HTML to the World.
Part VII: Framing Your Site.
Part VIII: Developing Your Web Site -- Putting It All Together.
Step 1: Determining Who Your Readers.
Step 2: Determining Your Web Site Content.
Step 3: Determining Your Web Site Organization.
Step 4: Establishing a Web Site Theme.
Step 5: Generating Your Web Site.
Step 6: Producing Navigation Tools.
Step 7: Testing Your Web Site.
Appendix A: HTML Tags.
Appendix B: Special Symbols.
Glossary: Techie Talk.