Synopses & Reviews
- Now featuring more than 250 color illustrations throughout, this perennially popular guide is a must for novices who want to work with HTML or XHTML, which continue to be the foundation for any Web site
- The new edition features nearly 50 percent new and updated content, including expanded coverage of CSS and scripting, new coverage of syndication and podcasting, and new sample HTML projects, including a personal Web page, an eBay auction page, a company Web site, and an online product catalog
- The companion Web site features an eight-page expanded Cheat Sheet with ready-reference information on commands, syntax, colors, CSS elements, and more
- Covers planning a Web site, formatting Web pages, using CSS, getting creative with colors and fonts, managing layouts, and integrating scripts
What the book covers: the key features of HTML including getting started with (X)HTML, planning a Web site, creating your first Web page, formatting Web pages, using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), getting creative with colors and fonts, constructing tables, managing layout, integrating scripts with (X)HTML, designing an eBay auction page, and much more. Updated coverage: thoroughly revised to cover the latest concepts, tools, and trends in the industry. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for fifteen years.
Packed with useful tips, techniques, and code examples
Build quality Web pages with XHTML and add some pizzazz with CSS
You don't have to be a master programmer to build great Web pages! This book shows you what HTML is about and how to use XHTML to format great-looking pages. Then you'll see how CSS helps you manipulate colors, fonts, and more. You can even add scripting languages and build interactive pages — here's how!
Discover how to:
Plan your Web site to prevent problems
Use the proper syntax for HTML and XHTML
Build a company Web site
Upload and publish Web pages
Integrate scripts with XHTML
Test and debug your Web pages
About the Author
is a full-time independent writer, trainer, and consultant who works out of his home near beautiful Austin, Texas. Ed has been writing for the trade press since 1986 and has worked on more than 140 books. In addition to this title, Ed has worked on more than 35 books for Wiley, including Windows Server 2008 For Dummies, XML For Dummies,
and Networking with NetWare For Dummies
Ed is a Contributing Editor at Tomshardware.com, writes for half-a-dozen different TechTarget.com Web sites, including WhatIs.com, SearchNetworking. com, and SearchWindows.com, and also writes occasionally for other Web sites and magazines. When he’s not busy doing all that work stuff, Ed likes to travel, shoot pool, spend time with his family (especially taking walks with young Gregory), and turn the tables on his Mom, who now makes her home with the rest of the Texas Tittels.
Jeff Noble runs a small Web design and multimedia company called Conquest Media (www.conquestmedia.com) in Austin, Texas. Jeff has been working on, in, and around the Web for nearly 10 years, and he specializes in designing and creating unique, easy to use, functional Web sites. When he’s away from his computer, Jeff is often far from the madding crowd, choosing instead to hike and camp in wild places as far away from a wall socket as he can get.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting to Know (X)HTML and CSS.
Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML, CSS, and the Web.
Chapter 2: Creating and Viewing a Web Page.
Chapter 3: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Page Performance.
Part II: Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML.
Chapter 4: Creating (X)HTML Document Structure.
Chapter 5: Text and Lists.
Chapter 6: Linking to Online Resources.
Chapter 7: Finding and Using Images.
Part III: Taking Precise Control Over Web Pages and Styles.
Chapter 8: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 9: Using Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts.
Chapter 11: Using Tables to Jazz Up Your Pages.
Part IV: Integrating Scripts with (X)HTML.
Chapter 12: Scripting Web Pages.
Chapter 14: Working with Forms.
Chapter 15: Fun with Client-Side Scripts.
Part V: (X)HTML Projects.
Chapter 16: The About Me Page.
Chapter 17: The eBay Auction Page.
Chapter 18: A Company Site.
Chapter 19: A Product Catalog.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten HTML Dos and Don’ts.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs.
Chapter 22: Ten Cool HTML Tools and Technologies.
Chapter 23: Ten Tip-Top Online HTML References.