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DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition

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  • Task-based—Information is broken down into concise, one- and two-page tasks.
    • Allows students to learn the most important tasks of a program or operating system and get right to work on any project.

  • Step-by-Step—Numbered, easy-to-follow instructions.
    • Succinct numbered instructions provide a logical approach to learning tasks.

  • Visual Reference—Plenty of screen shots illustrate the step-by-step instructions.
    • Visually demonstrates and reinforces the instructions for a particular task as the students work at their computers.

  • Quick Reference Tabs—Tabs on each page identify the task.
    • Easy for the instructors and students to find a particular task and makes these texts useful after the course ends.

  • Shaded sidebars.
    • Sections that call attention to important features and additional helpful information.

  • Tips.
    • Highlighted through the book offer author advice, time-saving shortcuts, and pointers for students who want a further understanding of the program.

  • Industry-leading Authors.
    • The authors are industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers, providing students with expert, professional training.

  • Learning Objectives—Included in the Student Study Guide after each chapter.
    • Lists the main points students should learn from a chapter.

  • Get Up and Running Exercises—Based on techniques introduced in a chapter.
    • Helps students synthesize and practice what they have learned.

  • Class Discussion Questions.
    • Helps students review the chapter with their class or study group and explore concepts related to the tools and techniques explained in the chapter.

  • Review Questions—Contains a set of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and definition questions.
    • Enables students to evaluate how well they have learned key details.

  • Instructor Resources—Posted online. Includes expanded instructor notes and answers to all review questions.
    • Provides the tools to help teachers guide and evaluate their students.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 3rd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-19958-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-19958-4

If you can't afford to let the Web get ahead of you, you can't afford not to have this guide. In this best-selling Visual QuickStart Guide, you'll find all the friendly, step-by-step instructions you need to start using DHTML and CSS to add visually sophisticated, interactive elements to your Web sites. Completely updated to cover the new browsers, standards, and DHTML and CSS features that define the Web today, the one thing that hasn't changed in this edition is its task-based visual approach to the topic.

Using loads of tips and screenshots, veteran author Jason Cranford Teague covers a lot of ground--from basic and advanced dynamic techniques to creating effects for newer browsers, migrating from tables to CSS, and creating new DHTML scripts. If you're new to DHTML and CSS, you'll find this a quick, easy introduction to scripting, and if you're a more experienced programmer, you'll be pleased to find practical, working examples throughout the book.

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Table of Contents



 1. Understanding CSS.
 2. CSS Basics.
 3. Font Controls.
 4. Text Controls.
 5. List and Mouse Controls.
 6. Color and Background Controls.
 7. Border and Margin Controls.
 8. Positioning Controls.
 9. Visibility Controls.


10. Understanding DHTML.
11. The Document Object Model.
12. Learning About Your Environment.
13. Dynamic Techniques: The Basics.
14. Dynamic Techniques; Advanced.
15. Dynamic Techniques: CSS.
16. Netscape Layers.
17. Internet Explorer for Windows.


18. GoLive Primer.
19. Dreamweaver Primer.


20. Understanding the Dynamic Web.
21. Creating a Dynamic Web Site.
22. Web Page Layout.
23. Importing External Content.
24. Web Site Navigation.
25. Controls.
26. Special Effects.
27. Multimedia.
28. Debugging Your Code.
29. The Future of the Dynamic Web.
Appendix A. The DHTML and CSS Browsers.
Appendix B. CSS Quick Reference.
Appendix C. DHTML Quick Reference.
Appendix D. Browser-Safe Fonts.
Appendix E. Tools of the Trade.
Appendix F. Further Resources.


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