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Hands on HTML
Robertson, Greg.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, Calif. : Prima Tech, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxv, 547 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
"Learn by doing"--Spine.

Includes index.

CD-ROM includes example projects, ActiveLink, Applet Button Factory, Style One, Live Image, and Frame-IT!
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Concord Library QA76.76.H94 R53 1999 Book and Software Set Open Shelf

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For beginners who want to learn how to create Web pages or Web sites, this book serves as an excellent learning tool. Readers build three progressively more sophisticated Web sites, using the most advances features of HTML and dynamic HTML. Includes a glossary with definitions of all the terms needed for understanding HTML. The CD-ROM contains all the HTML code for the book's projects.

Author Notes

Greg Robertson has been an editor and writer in the computer book industry for over a decade. He has worked on books that cover topics from programming to business applications to the World Wide Web.
Tim Altom, vice president of Simply Written Inc., has worked as an electronics technician, writer, and programmer on hardware ranging from mainframes to machine tools.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
Chapter 1 Understanding HTML and Design Basicsp. 1
Software to Use to Create Your Web Sitep. 1
What Is HTML?p. 4
What Is Dynamic HTML?p. 5
The Ins and Outs of Tagsp. 7
Understanding URLsp. 8
Frame Layout Helpp. 9
Scripting Softwarep. 12
Considering Browser Compatibilityp. 12
Rules and Advice for Writing HTMLp. 14
Summaryp. 16
Hand On Projectp. 1
The Basic Web Sitep. 17
Project Overviewp. 18
Chapter 2 What Is the Basic Web Site?p. 19
Defining a Basic Web Sitep. 20
Setting Your Goals for the Sitep. 20
Summaryp. 28
Chapter 3 Designing the Basic Web Sitep. 31
Deciding What to Put on Your Web Sitep. 32
Using Graphics: The Art of Using Artp. 32
Considerations in Designing Your Web Sitep. 40
Laying Out the Project 1 Web Sitep. 42
Summaryp. 62
Chapter 4 Beginning to Build the Basic Web Sitep. 63
Laying the Groundwork for Textp. 64
Beginning the Body of Your Web Sitep. 76
Working with Textp. 83
Coloring with RGBp. 111
Creating Listsp. 114
Summaryp. 130
Chapter 5 Finishing Up the Basic Web Sitep. 131
Creating Additional Pages for Your Web Sitep. 132
Linking to Other Locationsp. 141
Communicating with Visitors to Your Sitep. 155
Adding Graphicsp. 157
Testing the Basic Web Sitep. 180
Summaryp. 187
Project 1 Summaryp. 189
Hands On Projectp. 2
The Intermediate Web Sitep. 191
Project Overviewp. 192
Chapter 6 What Is the Intermediate Web Site?p. 193
Setting Your Goals for the Sitep. 193
Getting to Know Tablesp. 195
Learning about Framesp. 196
Introducing Image Mapsp. 197
Accepting User Feedback with Formsp. 199
Spicing Up Your Web Sitep. 201
Summaryp. 205
Chapter 7 Designing the Intermediate Web Sitep. 207
Laying Out the Pagesp. 208
Creating Tablesp. 217
Using Framesp. 230
Summaryp. 248
Chapter 8 Beginning to Build the Intermediate Web Sitep. 249
Creating More Effective Tablesp. 249
Making Further Use of Framesp. 261
Creating Client-Side Image Mapsp. 268
Summaryp. 284
Chapter 9 Finishing Up the Intermediate Web Sitep. 285
Creating Formsp. 286
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!p. 301
Seen Any Good Videos Lately?p. 309
Adding GIF Animation to the Web Sitep. 317
Testing the Intermediate Web Sitep. 322
Summaryp. 327
Project 2 Summaryp. 329
Hands On Projectp. 3
The Advanced Web Sitep. 331
Project Overviewp. 332
Chapter 10 What Is the Advanced Web Site?p. 333
Setting the Tone for the Sitep. 334
The Opening Pagep. 334
The Book Pagep. 336
The Guitar Brand Pagep. 338
Summaryp. 340
Chapter 11 Designing the Advanced Web Sitep. 341
Look and Feelp. 341
Operationsp. 342
Designing the Pagesp. 343
Designing the Style Sheetp. 365
Defining the Construction Tasksp. 371
Summaryp. 372
Chapter 12 Beginning to Build the Advanced Web Sitep. 373
Testingp. 374
Finishing the Opening Pagep. 375
Adding the Scripts for the Book Pagep. 376
Summaryp. 403
Chapter 13 Finishing Up the Advanced Web Sitep. 405
Using the Java Applet on the Guitar Brand Pagep. 405
Writing and Using the CSSp. 410
Summaryp. 420
Project 3 Summaryp. 421
Chapter 14 Uploading and Promoting Your Web Sitep. 423
Putting Your Site on the Webp. 423
Publicizing Your Web Sitep. 432
Summaryp. 464
Appendix A Quick Reference Guide to HTML 4.0p. 465
Appendix B Overview of Some Popular HTML Editorsp. 493
1-4-Allp. 493
Adobe PageMillp. 495
Agile HTML Editorp. 496
Arachnophiliap. 497
CoffeeCup HTML Editor++ Prop. 498
CoffeeCup HTML Expressp. 500
Dreamweaverp. 500
FrontPage 98p. 502
HomeSitep. 502
HotDog Professionalp. 504
Appendix C What's On the CD-ROM?p. 505
Glossaryp. 521
Indexp. 529

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