HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, 6th Edition
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Elizabeth Castro has written all five best-selling editions of HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She is also author of Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide—both best-sellers! Liz was the technical editor for Peachpit’s The Macintosh Bible, Fifth Edition, and she founded Pagina Uno, a publishing house in Barcelona, Spain.
Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to HTML, Web expert and best-selling author Elizabeth Castro uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and XHTML essentials. You’ll learn how to design, structure, and format your Web site. You'll create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, frames, and forms, and you'll add sound and movies to your site. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the Web. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of CSS techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), creating pages for the mobile Web, and more.
Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn!
- Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through HTML and show you what to do.
- Concise steps and explanations get you up and running in no time.
- Page for page, the best content and value around.
- Companion Web site at www.cookwood.com/html offers examples, a lively question-and-answer area, updates, and more.
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
The way web design should be taught.,
This review is from: HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Paperback)Ok... this book is the last thing I would've bought if I had just browsed around the web (that's the I-already-know-everything talking).
My roomate bought it and the second I started turning the pages I actually told my students to get a copy for class. I got one for myself and even though I have 8 flaming years of experience in web design (note the sarcasm please) I really found every single bit of information extremely valuable.
Elizabeth restructured the way I work in the web and the I-already-know-everything guy recieved his lesson as in the old days.
Simply get a copy. I can't say much more.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Easy and Surefire Way to Create a Great Website,
This review is from: HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Paperback)As a man of 70 years with no clue as to how to create a web page, I purchased this book along with its primer, "Creating a Web Page with HTML" by the same author, and in no time I was able to structure a web page for an architect friend of mine which received rave reviews. Castro's ability to walk you through the process of the protocols with ease made the project a cakewalk. I had previously purchased Dreamweaver thinking it would be easier to not have to learn the html language. However, I got frustrated with the software which is what precipitated my going out to try to find a simple, easy but complete book on how to build a site. After building my first website, I now feel quite comfortable with the html language and with the ability to create more sites.
30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Verbose instructions, the format is irritating, I question the value of the CSS chapters in this book,
This review is from: HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Paperback)This was my first intro book to HTML and CSS. The writing by Elizabeth Castro is actually very clear and pleasant to read, but the style of writing is not conducive to learning the material in my opinion. Every page is like this: a brief intro paragraph at the top, then a list of steps for writing the HTML laid out in nauseating detail, then another list of "tips" that didn't fit anywhere else. The steps for writing the HTML are so wordy, it destroys your train of thought and makes me want to put the book away for another day. For example, and this is just a small example among countless others, she feels the need to write this, and I quote:
7. To add the final parentheses, type ")".
That's nothing. Unnecessary details and wordiness like this abound in this book. It is definitely clear enough, but it borders on sounding like it's written for the mentally challenged at times. Personally I would prefer well written paragraphs integrating any info from the... Read more
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"...if you want your site to keep up with future browsers, not to mention conform to accessibility requirements, you will want to get on top of XHTML.” Read the full review at:
July 1, 2006
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