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HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Student Edition, 5th Edition

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HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Student Edition, 5th Edition

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

  • NEW - Get Up and Running Exercises—Included in the Student Study Guide after each chapter.
    • Helps students synthesize and practice what they have learned, based on techniques introduced in a chapter.

  • NEW - Class Discussion Questions—Included in the Student Study Guide after each chapter.
    • Helps students review the chapter with their class or study group. Lets students explore concepts introduced in the book and in class and compare and contrast the tools and techniques explained in the chapter.

  • NEW - Review Questions—Included in the Student Study Guide after each chapter. Contains a set of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and definition questions.
    • Enables students to evaluate how well they have learned key details.

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

  • Completely updated to reflect the latest trends in Web design and HTML usage.
    • Helps students understand how to build Web sites that reflect their clients' evolving requirements now, and can continue to adapt to change in the future.

  • Coverage of the transition from HTML to XHTML.
    • Helps students use XHTML, the latest official HTML standard—and thereby prepare for XML, the markup language of the future.

  • Techniques for building Web sites that will display consistently on multiple browsers, devices, and platforms.
    • Helps students build more flexible sites that can communicate with site visitors using PDAs, cell phones, and other non-traditional devices.

  • Detailed introduction to building foreign-language and multilingual sites.
    • Helps students build sites for organizations whose markets or audiences reach across geographical boundaries, and take advantage of the Web's accelerating growth outside North America.

  • Extended coverage of style sheets and CSS.
    • Helps students control page formatting and design more effectively, by taking advantage of the improved CSS support and standardization now available on today's most common browsers.

  • Proven QuickStart visual learning format—Combines an open, welcoming design, hundreds of screen captures, expert tips, and concise step-by-step instructions.
    • Relies on a format designed to make learning as easy as possible.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals—Covers all the skills required for basic HTML page layout, including markup for text, links, images, frames, tables, lists, and much more.
    • Covers everything students need to quickly become productive and effective with HTML.

  • Expert tutorial and handy quick reference—Designed not only to teach HTML exceptionally well, but also to serve as an outstanding task-based reference.
    • Will remain valuable to students long after they've mastered the fundamentals of HTML.


  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 5th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-15068-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-15068-4

As both the Web and the browsers used to navigate it mature, work-arounds that compensate for the myriad factors that affect Web page appearance no longer cut it. Users expect Web pages to look beautiful regardless--and with the Fifth Edition of this popular Visual QuickStart Guide, you can make your Web pages comply. By following the generously illustrated, step-by-step instructions that are the hallmark of the Visual QuickStart series, you'll create beautiful code that works consistently across browser versions and platforms (including hand-held devices and cell phones) in no time.

This updated edition includes a new section on foreign-language and multilingual Web sites as well as ample coverage on how the use of HTML is changing. What hasn't changed, however, is the book's popular format: Task-oriented, step-by-step instruction that builds on your growing knowledge. Info-packed appendixes, a comprehensive index, and plenty of screen shots and code examples make HTML for the World Wide Web, Fifth Edition, with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide a must-have reference. Whether you're just getting your feet wet (no prior HTML knowledge is required) or design Web sites for a living, you'll turn to this best-selling guide again and again for answers to all of your HTML-related questions.

This Student Edition includes end-of-chapter exercises and instructor resources.

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Table of Contents


 1. Web Page Building Blocks.

 2. Working with Web Page Files.

 3. Basic (X)HTML Structure.

 4. Basic (X)HTML Formatting.

 5. Creating Web Images.

 6. Using Images.

 7. Links.

 8. Creating Styles.

 9. Applying Styles.

10. Formatting with Styles.

11. Layout with Styles.

12. Style Sheets for Printing.

13. Lists.

14. Tables.

15. Frames.

16. Forms.

17. Multimedia.

18. Scripts.

19. JavaScript Essentials.

20. Symbols and Non-English Characters.

21. Formatting: The Old Way.

22. Layout: The Old Way.

23. WML: Web Pages for Mobile Devices.

24. Testing and Debugging Web Pages.

25. Publishing Your Pages on the Web.

26. Getting People to Visit.

Appendix A: (X)HTML Elements and Attributes.

Appendix B: CSS Properties and Values.

Appendix C: Intrinsic Events.

Appendix D: (X)HTML Symbols and Characters.

Appendix E. Hexadecimals.

Appendix F: (X)HTML Tools.



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