HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide7th Edition
Want to learn how to build Web sites fast? This best-selling guideís visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML5 and CSS3 in no time. This Seventh Edition is a major revision, with approximately 125 pages added and substantial updates to (or complete rewrites of) nearly every page from the preceding edition. Authors Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop use clear instructions, friendly prose, and real-world code samples to teach you HTML and CSS from the ground up. Over the course of 21 chapters you will learn how to:
- Write semantic HTML, both with elements that have been around for years and ones that are new in HTML5.
- Prepare images for the Web and add them to your pages.
- Use CSS to style text, add background colors and images, and implement a multicolumn layout.
- Build a single site for all usersówhether they are using a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, or other Web-enabled deviceóbased on many of the components of responsive Web design, including CSS3 media queries.
- Leverage new selectors in CSS3, add Web fonts to your pages with @font-face, and use CSS3 effects such as opacity, background alpha transparency, gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, shadows inside elements, text shadows, and multiple background images.
- Improve your siteís accessibility with ARIA landmark roles and other good coding practices.
- Build forms to solicit input from your visitors.
- Include media in your pages with the HTML5 audio and video elements.
- Test and debug your Web pages.
- Secure a domain name and publish your site.
Chapter 1: Web Page Building Blocks
Chapter 2: Working with Web Page Files
Chapter 3: Basic HTML Structure
Chapter 4: Text
Chapter 5: Images
Chapter 6: Links
Chapter 7: CSS Building Blocks
Chapter 8: Working with Style Sheets
Chapter 9: Defining Selectors
Chapter 10: Formatting Text with Styles
Chapter 11: Layout with Styles
Chapter 12: Style Sheets for Mobile to Desktop
Chapter 13: Working with Web Fonts
Chapter 14: Enhancements with CSS3
Chapter 15: Lists
Chapter 16: Forms
Chapter 17: Video, Audio, and Other Multimedia
Chapter 18: Tables
Chapter 19: Working with Scripts
Chapter 20: Testing & Debugging Web Pages
Chapter 21: Publishing Your Pages on the Web
Bruce Hyslop began developing for the Web in 1997 and focuses on interface technical architecture, development, usability, accessibility, and advocating best practices. He is the author of The HTML Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press, 2010), a thorough discussion and reference of all HTML elements (HTML5 and prior). Bruce also teaches a CSS course at UCLA Extension and occasionally speaks on matters regarding front-end development. Over the years, he has overseen front-end teams or been a developer for more than 150 projects, including those for ABC, BBC, Disney, Logitech, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Nokia, Target, Toyota, and Yahoo!, among others.
Bruce was an early adopter of Web standards. At a previous agency in the early 2000s, he lead companies such as Baskin-Robbins and Pacific Gas & Electric into the fray of modern client-side practices while managing development between offices in Los Angeles, China, and New York.
Expert ReviewsIf your budget only allows for one HTML5 and CSS3 book, this book is a terrific way to invest your money. Iíve reviewed HTML5 for Web Designers and Introducing HTML5 on this blog. I think this book is better than either of those books. Thatís not saying the two books mentioned are not excellent books, because they are. Iíve read both of those books carefully and I still learned new and helpful things from HTML5 and CSS3. Plus, the VQS style is inherently easy to use with each topic detailed in small step-by-step bits. Itís so easy to find the one thing you need to know at any given moment with a VQS book.
Another advantage this book over the others I mentioned is that it can get a beginner going but it also offers a lot of good information for the experienced HTML and CSS wonk. If youíre teaching either of these topics, this book is classroom gold.
Definitely recommended. - Virginia DeBolt, webteacher.ws
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