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Welcome to Visual QuickStart month at Peachpit Press!

From the beginning, our Visual QuickStart Guides have been a hit with readers everywhere, and their popularity - like the topics the guides cover - just keeps growing. Savvy users turn to our VQS series because it solves a modern conundrum: People want to keep up with the latest technology, but don't have a lot of time to devote to learning complex programs.

We kicked things off with Designer's Week, celebrating the latest versions of the books on which the VQS reputation was built: Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and Illustrator. But since we launched the VQS line, one development has radically changed the face of computing: the rise of the Web. As the technologies have evolved, so has the VQS line, leading to exciting new guides on cutting-edge topics such as HTML 4, DHTML, and JavaScript. And these are the topics we're spotlighting during our Web Coder's Week.

Look for this display in your local bookstores. It's packed with all our popular Visual QuickStart Guides so you can find the titles you need.

Web Coder's Week Features

Author interview: Elizabeth Castro, author of the hugely popular HTML 4 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, explains it all: how the Web is revolutionizing the way we communicate, how HTML 4 can bring out your pages' inner beauty, and how translating program manuals from Spanish made her into a stellar VQS author.

HTML wasn't intended to be a high-end design tool.

But faced with the demands of an increasingly sophisticated audience, Web developers turned to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for a way to exert greater control over their Web pages' layout and design. The result? Cascading Style Sheets. Each day this week, we'll show you how to use them to add polish - and even animation - to your pages.

  • • Day one: How to create headlines with graphic backgrounds using DHTML

  • • Day two: How to create a sidebar using DHTML

  • • Day three: How to move an object using JavaScript

  • • Day four: How to move CSS text using JavaScript

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