HTML XHTML and CSS For Dummies 7th Edition
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HTML XHTML and CSS For Dummies 7th Edition

HTML, XHTML, and CSS For Dummies 7th Edition by Ed Tittel and Jeff Noble | PDF Free Download.

HTML XHTML and CSS Contents

Part I: Getting to Know (X)HTML and CSS

  • Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML, CSS, and the Web
  • Chapter 2: Creating and Viewing a Web Page
  • Chapter 3: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Page Performance

Part II: Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML

  • Chapter 4: Creating (X)HTML Document Structure 
  • Chapter 5: Text and Lists 
  • Chapter 6: Linking to Online Resources 
  • Chapter 7: Finding and Using Images

Part III: Taking Precise Control over Web Pages and Styles

  • Chapter 8: Deprecated (X)HTML Markup 
  • Chapter 9: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets 
  • Chapter 10: Using Cascading Style Sheets 
  • Chapter 11: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts 

Part IV: Scripting and (X)HTML 

  • Chapter 12: Top 20 CSS Properties
  • Chapter 13: Scripting Web Pages
  • Chapter 14: Working with Forms
  • Chapter 15: Bring the Best of the Web to Your Web Site 
  • Chapter 16: Fun with Client-Side Scripts
  • Chapter 17: Content Management Systems 

Part V: The Future of (X)HTML 

  • Chapter 18: Mobile Web Design 
  • Chapter 19: Party On with HTML5 
  • Chapter 20: CSS3

Part VI: The Part of Tens 

  • Chapter 21: Ten HTML Do’s and Don’ts 
  • Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs 
  • Chapter 23: Ten Cool HTML Tools and Technologies

Introduction to HTML XHTML and CSS For Dummies

Welcome to the wild, wacky, and wonderful possibilities of the World Wide Web, or more simply, the Web.

In this book, we reveal the ins and outs of the markup languages that are the Web’s lifeblood the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and its cousin, XHTML, along with the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language used to make other stuff look good.

Because HTML and XHTML (we use (X)HTML in this book to refer to both) and CSS are used to build Web pages, learning to use them brings you into the fold of Web authors and content developers.

If you’ve tried to build your own Web pages but found it too forbidding, now you can relax. If you can dial a telephone or find your keys in the morning, you too can become an (X)HTML author.

No kidding! This book keeps the technobabble to a minimum and sticks with plain English whenever possible. Besides plain talk about hypertext, (X)HTML, and the Web, we include lots of examples, plus tag-by-tag instructions to help you build Web pages with a minimum of fuss.

We also provide examples about what to do with your Web pages after they’re created so you can publish them.

We explain the differences between HTML4, HTML5, and XHTML as well, so you can decide whether you want to stick with the best-known and longest-lived Web markup language (HTML) or its later and greater successor (XHTML).

This book has a companion Web site that contains (X)HTML and CSS examples from its chapters in usable form plus pointers to cool widgets you can use to embellish your own documents and amaze your friends. Visit www. and start browsing from there.

Think of this book as a friendly, approachable guide to taking up (X)HTML and CSS and building readable, attractive Web pages.

These things aren’t hard to learn, but they pack lots of details that you must handle as you build your own Web pages. Topics in this book include: 

  •  Designing and building Web pages
  • Uploading and publishing Web pages for the world to see
  •  Testing and debugging your Web pages
  •  Introducing HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets 3

You can build Web pages without years of arduous training, advanced aesthetic talents, or ritual ablutions in ice-cold streams. If you can tell someone how to drive to your house, you can build a useful Web document.

The purpose of this book isn’t to turn you into a rocket scientist (or, for that matter, rocket science into (X)HTML). The purpose is to show you the design and technical elements needed for a good-looking, readable Web page and to give you the confidence to build one!

This book contains six major parts, arranged like Russian Matryoshka (nesting dolls). Parts contain at least three chapters, and each chapter contains several modular sections.

This way, you can use this book to jump around, find topics or keywords in the index or table of contents, or read the whole book from cover to cover.

Part I: Getting to Know (X)HTML and CSS This part sets the stage for, overviews, and introduces the Web and the software that people use to mine its treasures.

It also explains how the Web works, including the (X)HTML and CSS that this book covers, and the serverside software and services that deliver these goods to end-users (when we aren’t preoccupied with the innards of our systems).

(X)HTML documents, also called Web pages, are the fundamental units of information, organization, and delivery on the Web.

Here, you also discover what HTML is about, how hypertext can enrich the ordinary text, and what CSS does to modify and manage how that text looks on display. Next, you take a walk on the Web site and build your very first (X)HTML document.

Part II: Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML HTML mixes ordinary text with special characters called markup, used to instruct browsers how to display (X)HTML documents. In this part, you find out about markup in general and (X)HTML in particular.

We start with a fascinating discussion of (X)HTML document organization and structure. (Well . . . we think it’s fascinating, and we hope you do, too.) Next, we explain how text can be organized into blocks and lists.

Then we tackle how the hyperlinks that put the H into (X)HTML work. After that, we discuss how you can find and use graphical images in your Web pages and make some fancy formatting maneuvers to spruce up those pages.

Throughout this part, we include a discussion of (X)HTML markup elements (tags) and how they work. By the time you finish Part II, expect to have a good overall idea of what HTML is and how to use it.

Heck, we even include a chapter at the end of Part II that steers you clear of obsolete or no-longer recommended markup so you’ll know it when you see it (and avoid using that stale dross yourself).

Part III: Taking Precise Control over Web Pages and Styles Part III starts with a discussion of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) another form of markup language that lets (X)HTML deal purely with content while it deals with how Web pages look when they’re displayed in a Web browser or as rendered on other devices (PDAs, mobile phones, and special assistive devices for visually impaired users).

After exploring CSS syntax and structures and discovering how to use them, you find out how to manipulate color and typefaces for text, backgrounds, and more on your Web pages.

We give you lots of examples to help you design and build commercial-grade (X)HTML documents. You can get started working with related (X)HTML tag syntax and structures that you need to know so you can build complex Web pages.

Part IV: Scripting and (X)HTML (X)HTML isn’t good at sizing up text and graphics when they’re on display (that’s where CSS excels).

And (X)HTML really can’t do much by itself. Web designers often build interactive, dynamic Web pages using scripting tools to add interactivity to an (X)HTML framework. In this part, you find out about scripting languages that enable Web pages to interact with users and that also provides ways to respond to user input or actions and to grab and massage data along the way.

You’re introduced to general scripting languages, and we jump directly into the most popular such language JavaScript. You discover the basic elements of this scripting language and how to add interactivity to Web pages.

You also explore typical uses for scripting that you can extend and add to your own Web site. We go on to explore how you can embed content from third parties into your Web pages, leverage other people’s dynamic content, spruce up your site with very little effort, and get lots of nice returns from services like Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Maps.

Throughout this part, examples, advice, and details show you how scripting and embedded components can enhance your Web site’s capabilities and your users’ experiences when visiting your pages.

Part V: The Future of (X)HTML Big things are happening in the (X)HTML world, with lots of changes on the way. In this part, we lay the new stuff on you, show you how it looks and what it can do (when browsers cooperate, that is), and tell you what to soon expect.

You find a chapter on (X)HTML for mobile devices, such as smartphones, iPads, and other portable electronic doo-dads with Web access. You also find a chapter on a new and improved version of HTML namely, HTML5 coming soon to a browser near you and maybe to your Web site.

Plus, there’s another chapter on an upcoming version of CSS namely, CSS3. We provide cool examples, all of which you can view on our companion Web site at www. (or not, as your Web browser permits).

Part VI: The Part of Tens In this part, we sum up and distill the very essence of the mystic secrets of (X)HTML.

Here you can read further about cool Web tools, review top do’s and don’ts for HTML markup and review how to catch and kill potential bugs and errors in your pages before anybody else sees them.

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