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You too can become a Web wizard! Here's how to go from simple pages to super sites
Contemplating your first dip into Web page creation, or ready to take your sites to the next level? All you need are these eight minibooks. Newbies can start at the beginning for a complete understanding of basic page creation with HTML5, XHTML, and CSS. If you've been there and done that, jump ahead to managing data with MySQL, building AJAX connections, and more!
Lay the foundation — build the skeleton of your pages with XHTML, use CSS to add color and formatting, and create dynamic buttons or menus
Serve it up — move to the server and use PHP to program responses to Web requests or connect to databases
Manage data — set up a secure data server and create a reliable and trustworthy data back-end for your site
Explore AJAX — learn the essentials of AJAX, how to add events and animation, and cool ways to use the UI library
Create super sites — understand clients and servers, work with content management systems, and more
Open the book and find:
The basics of building XHTML documents
What to do with selectors, classes, and styles
How to build flexible layouts
Tips on using HTML5
Secrets of managing files and directories
All about SQL coding
AJAX essentials and how to add events with jQuery
The advantages of a Content Management System
Bonus CD Includes
Firefox browser plus valuable extensions and plugins
Aptana programmer's editor that simplifies the process
XAMPP, an easy-to-install server package
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/htmlxhtmlandcssaiofd2e for code and other supporting materials
8 books in
Creating the HTML/XHTML Foundation
Styling with CSS
Using Positional CSS
Server-Side Programming with PHP
Managing Data with MySQL
Into the Future with AJAX
Moving from Pages to Sites
A complete and fully updated reference for these key Web technologies
HTML, XHTML, and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic Web sites. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers what programmers need to know about each of the technologies and how to use them together.
Like the bestselling first edition, HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to grasp the fundamentals and start building effective Web pages. With new information about Web 2.0 and Ajax, it's the perfect reference as well.
- HTML, XHTML, and CSS are the key technologies for building dynamic Web pages
- This friendly, all-in-one guide explains each technology, shows how to use them together, and examines quality Web design and layout
- Covers new Web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards
- Includes a CD with additional valuable Web development programs and a companion Web site featuring the code used in the book
Web programmers and designers will find what they most need to know in HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helping them create the type of Web sites that today's market demands.
CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials will be made available for download upon purchase of the digital edition
About the Author
Andy Harris taught himself programming because it was fun. Today he teaches computer science, game development, and Web programming at the university level; is a technology consultant for the state of Indiana; and has helped people with disabilities to form their own Web development companies.
Table of Contents
Book I: Creating the HTML/XHTML Foundation.
Chapter 1: Sound HTML Foundations.
Chapter 2: It's All about Validation.
Chapter 3: Choosing Your Tools.
Chapter 4: Managing Information with Lists and Tables.
Chapter 5: Making Connections with Links.
Chapter 6: Adding Images.
Chapter 7: Creating Forms.
Chapter 8: The Future of HTML: HTML 5.
Book II: Styling with CSS.
Chapter 1: Coloring Your World.
Chapter 2: Styling Text.
Chapter 3: Selectors, Class, and Style.
Chapter 4: Borders and Backgrounds.
Chapter 5: Levels of CSS.
Book III: Using Positional CSS.
Chapter 1: Fun with the Fabulous Float.
Chapter 2: Building Floating Page Layouts.
Chapter 3: Styling Lists and Menus.
Chapter 4: Using Alternative Positioning.
Chapter 2: Making Decisions with Conditions.
Chapter 3: Loops and Debugging.
Chapter 4: Functions, Arrays, and Objects.
Chapter 5: Talking to the Page.
Chapter 6: Getting Valid Input.
Chapter 7: Animating Your Pages.
Book V: Server-Side Programming with PHP.
Chapter 1: Getting Started on the Server.
Chapter 2: PHP and XHTML Forms.
Chapter 3: Control Structures.
Chapter 4: Working with Arrays.
Chapter 5: Using Functions and Session Variables.
Chapter 6: Working with Files and Directories.
Chapter 7: Connecting to a MySQL Database.
Book VI: Managing Data with MySQL.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Data.
Chapter 2: Managing Data with SQL.
Chapter 3: Normalizing Your Data.
Chapter 4: Putting Data Together with Joins.
Book VII: Into the Future with AJAX.
Chapter 1: AJAX Essentials.
Chapter 3: Animating jQuery.
Chapter 4: Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit.
Chapter 5: Improving Usability with jQuery.
Chapter 6: Working with AJAX Data.
Book VIII: Moving from Pages to Sites.
Chapter 1: Managing Your Servers.
Chapter 2: Planning Your Sites.
Chapter 3: Introducing Content Management Systems.
Chapter 4: Editing Graphics.
Chapter 5: Taking Control of Content.
Appendix A: What's on the CD.