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Spring Into HTML and CSS

Spring Into HTML and CSS

Molly Holzschlag

May 2005, Paperback, 336 pages
ISBN13: 9780131855861
ISBN10: 0131855867
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The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery!

Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better.

Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects.

Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!

  • All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects

  • Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser

  • Construct templates that simplify every page you develop

  • Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage

  • Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably

  • Discover the right ways to use HTML tables

  • Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input

  • Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel

  • Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more

  • Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index

  • Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts

Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element

Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery!

Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better.

Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects.

Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!

  • All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects

  • Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser

  • Construct templates that simplify every page you develop

  • Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage

  • Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably

  • Discover the right ways to use HTML tables

  • Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input

  • Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel

  • Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more

  • Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index

  • Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts

Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element

Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

About the Series Editor.

1. Building an HTML Page.

Declaring and Identifying the Document

Adding the html Element

The head and title Elements

The meta Element

The body Element

HTML Comments

Reviewing the Template

Text Is Next!

2. Adding Text and Links.

Using Headers Properly

Adding Paragraphs

Working with Page Breaks

Ordered Lists

Unordered Lists

Nesting Lists

Definition Lists

The Good Old Link

Email Links

Intrapage Linking

Adding Content to the Template

Wrapping It Up

3. Adding Images, Media, and Scripts.

The img Element

Adding width and height Values

Providing Alternative Text

Linking the Image

Linking to an Audio or Video File

Embedding Files Using the object Element

But Your Honor, I Object!

Adding Scripts

Scripting and Browser Concerns

Imagine That!

4. Creating Tables.

The table Element

Adding a Table Row

Adding Table Cells

Adding Table Headers

Adding a Caption

Table Summaries

Spanning Rows

Spanning Columns

Combining colspan and rowspan

Grouping Table Columns: The col Element

Grouping Table Columns with colgroup

Grouping Table Rows

The Table's Set

5. Building Forms.

The form Element

Adding an Input Textbox

Adding Check Boxes and Radio Buttons

Preselecting Checked Items

Using Form Menus

Working with Text Areas

Reset and Submit Buttons

Using a Graphic Submit Button

Making Forms More Accessible with label

Grouping Form Fields

Grouping Menu Items

Customizing and Advancing Your Forms

Now That You're Well-Formed

6. Working with Frames.

The Power of Three

Creating a Frameset

Adding Columns

Working with Rows

Combining Columns and Rows

Margin, Resize, and Scroll Controls

Naming and Targeting Frames

Frames Without Frontiers

Making Frames Accessible with noframes

Wonderful Inline Frames

You're Framed!

7. Using CSS.

CSS Theory Simplified

Adding Style Inline

Using Embedded Style

Creating a Linked Style Sheet

Importing Style Sheets

Commenting and Formatting CSS

Time to Put Your Imagination to Work!

8. Working with Color and Images Using CSS.

Color and CSS

Adding Color to Backgrounds

Spicing Up a Table Using Background Color

Attaching a Background Graphic

Controlling How Backgrounds Tile

Positioning a Background Graphic

Fixing and Scrolling Background Images

Making a Background Color Transparent

CSS Shorthand for Backgrounds

Having Fun Yet?

9. Styling Text.

Choosing Fonts

Applying Font Families to Text

Sizing Fonts

Font Weight and Style

Coloring Text

Aligning Text

Text Decoration

Indenting Text

Transforming and Varying Text

Setting Line Height

Spacing Letters and Words

Modifying First-Letter and First-Line Text

Using Shorthand for Font Styles

Now You're Getting Fancy!

10. Link Effects, Lists, and Navigation.

Working with Link States

Modifying Link Styles

Multiple Link Styles Using Class Selectors

Styling Links Using Descendant Selectors

Styling Ordered Lists

Styling Unordered Lists

Shorthand CSS for List Styles

List-Based Vertical Navigation Using Color

Vertical List Navigation with Image Effects

Horizontal List-Based Navigation with Color

Horizontal List Navigation with Images

Rich Links, Lists, and Navigation

11. Margins, Borders, and Padding.

Exploring the Box Model

Using Margins

Using Negative Margins

Margin Shorthand

Styling Borders

Border Shorthand

Using Padding

Padding Shorthand

Toward Gaining More Control

12. Positioning, Floats, and Z-index.

Getting into Position

Normal Flow

Containing Blocks

The Browser Viewport

Absolute Positioning: To the Root Element

Absolute Positioning: To Another Block

Relative Positioning

Fixed Positioning

Floating Elements

Clearing Floats

Z-index

Just Like a Pro

13. CSS Layouts.

Three Columns with Fixed Flanking Menus

Three Columns with Masthead and Footer

Nested Float

Centered Designs

Complex Layouts

Repeat After Me

Appendix A: XHTML 1.0 Annotated Reference.

Appendix B: CSS 2.1 Annotated Reference.

Index.

Quickly master the complexities of writing HTML pages and styling them with CSS.

° From best-selling author Molly Holzschlag, one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web!

° Composed exclusively of single-page and facing-page tutorials, this book provides an intelligent yet simple solution to getting up and running quickly with HTML and CSS

° Hundreds of example programs, "Quantum Leaps," and downloadable HTML/CSS templates make this the complete package.

Coined "one of the greatest digerati" and deemed one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web," there is little doubt that in the world of web design and development, Molly E. Holzschlag is a vibrant and influential thinker, teacher, and author. With more than 30 web development book titles to her credit, Molly is a Steering Committee member for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and an advisory board member to the World Organization of Webmasters. She also has taught Webmaster courses for the University of Arizona, University of Phoenix, New School University, and Pima Community College. Many recognize Molly from her books, feature articles, and popular web site, molly.com.


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