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Build your Web pages and get them uploaded and published with (X)HTML and CSS!
You don't have to be an expert programmer to build great Web pages. If you can follow driving directions to a friend's house, you have what it takes to build a useful Web document. This book will not only show you the design and technical elements you need to create good-looking, readable Web pages — it will give you the confidence to get started!
Speak the language — master HTML, XHTML, and CSS syntax, create and view a Web page, and plan your site
Gather the building blocks — learn how to work with text and lists, create and customize links, and add images to your Web site
Build it correctly — take precise control with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and get creative with colors and fonts
Go mobile — design your site for optimal viewing on mobile devices with HTML and CSS
Out with the old, in with the new — find out what elements are deprecated and look ahead to HTML5 and CSS3
Open the book and find:
How to plan, build, test, and publish Web pages
Steps for formatting Web pages with (X)HTML
Advice on planning a problem-free Web site
Ways to embed content from Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Maps
Tips for enhancing your Web site's capabilities
How to design for smartphones, iPads, and other mobile devices
Techniques for eliminating bugs in your Web pages
Develop and build Web pages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS
Work with content management systems like Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla!
Plan and design Web pages with mobile devices in mind
What the book covers: the key features of HTML including getting to know (X)HTML and CSS, creating and viewing a Web page, planning your site, creating (X)HTML document structure, working with text and lists, creating and customizing links, finding and using images, using cascading style sheets (CSS), getting creative with colors and fonts, integrating scripts with (X)HTML, understanding deprecated HTML markup tags, working with content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla), designing for mobile devices (iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android), getting started with HTML5 and CSS3, and much more. Updated coverage: the seventh edition will have approximately 50% new content and will be 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 more than nineteen years.
The indispensable introductory reference guide to HTML, XHTML and CSS
Even though new technologies enable people to do much more with the Web, in the end HTML, XHTML and CSS are still at the root of any Web site. The newest edition of this bestselling guide is fully updated and revised for the latest technology changes to the field, including HTML5 and CSS3. Illustrated in full color, this book provides beginner and advanced coders the tools they need to be proficient at these programming languages.
- Shows you how to create a Web page and formulate XHTML document structure
- Addresses working with content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla), and designing for mobile devices (iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android)
- Introduces HTML5 and CSS3, tools critical to mobile Web development
- Reviews working with text, lists, and images, and customizing links
- Demonstrates ways to employ cascading style sheets (CSS) and get creative with colors and fonts
- Details integrating scripts with XHTML and understanding deprecated HTML markup tags
Written by two veteran computer whizzes, HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies will help you get the design results you want!
About the Author
Ed Tittel is a 28-year veteran of the computer industry. A seasoned author and consultant, Ed has more than 140 books to his credit. Jeff Noble is a principle user experience designer at CA Technologies. He specializes in designing, building, optimizing, and explaining all aspects of Web sites and enterprise software applications.
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: Deprecated (X)HTML Markup.
Chapter 9: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 10: Using Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 11: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts.
Part IV: Scripting and (X)HTML.
Chapter 12: Top 20 CSS Properties.
Chapter 13: Scripting Web Pages.
Chapter 14: Working with Forms.
Chapter 15: Bring the Best of the Web to Your Web Site.
Chapter 16: Fun with Client-Side Scripts.
Chapter 17: Content Management Systems.
Part V: The Future of (X)HTML.
Chapter 18: Mobile Web Design.
Chapter 19: Party On with HTML5.
Chapter 20: CSS3.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten HTML Do’s and Don’ts.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs. Chapter 23: Ten Cool HTML Tools and Technologies.
Appendix A: Twitter Supporters.