HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from thepublishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS.Joining the professional web designers and programmers are newaudiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update acontent management system or e-commerce store) and those who wantto make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teachingHTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to becomeprogrammers, which is why this book takes an entirely newapproach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible toeveryone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—andit’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography toexplain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress throughthe chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics ofparticular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up,reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish othertechnical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive andengaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - WebDesign with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery,9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML,CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

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About the author

JON DUCKETT has been designing and building websites for more than a decade. He has worked with small startups and global brands, and has written more than a dozen books on web design, programming, usability, and accessibility.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 20, 2011
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Pages
512
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ISBN
9781118206911
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Internet / General
Computers / Programming Languages / HTML
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"...lucid, in-depth descriptions of the behavior of every HTML tag on every major browser and platform, plus enough dry humor to make the book a pleasure to read."
--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine

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--Linda Roeder, About.com

Put everthing you need to know about HTML & XHTML at your fingertips. For nearly a decade, hundreds of thousands of web developers have turned to HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide to master standards-based web development. Truly a definitive guide, the book combines a unique balance of tutorial material with a comprehensive reference that even the most experienced web professionals keep close at hand. From basic syntax and semantics to guidelines aimed at helping you develop your own distinctive style, this classic is all you need to become fluent in the language of web design.

The new sixth edition guides you through every element of HTML and XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. You'll also find detailed discussions of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which is intricately related to web page development. The most all-inclusive, up-to-date book on these languages available, this edition covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the upcoming XHTML2 and CSS3. Other topics include the newer initiatives in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the essentials of XML for advanced readers. You'll learn how to:

Use style sheets to control your document's appearanceWork with programmatically generated HTMLCreate tables, both simple and complexUse frames to coordinate sets of documentsDesign and build interactive forms and dynamic documentsInsert images, sound files, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programsCreate documents that look good on a variety of browsers

The authors apply a natural learning approach that uses straightforward language and plenty of examples. Throughout the book, they offer suggestions for style and composition to help you decide how to best use HTML and XHTML to accomplish a variety of tasks. You'll learn what works and what doesn't, and what makes sense to those who view your web pages and what might be confusing. Written for anyone who wants to learn the language of the Web--from casual users to the full-time design professionals--this is the single most important book on HTML and XHTML you can own.

Bill Kennedy is chief technical officer of MobileRobots, Inc. When not hacking new HTML pages or writing about them, "Dr. Bill" (Ph.D. in biophysics from Loyola University of Chicago) is out promoting the company's line of mobile, autonomous robots that can be used for artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic research, and education.

Chuck Musciano began his career as a compiler writer and crafter of tools at Harris Corporations' Advanced Technology Group and is now a manager of Unix Systems in Harris' Corporate Data Center.

Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS.

Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet.

With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks.

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