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Web site creation kit
Valqui, Kelly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Hingham, Mass. : Charles River Media, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Presents a course in designing Web pages along with clip art, ready-to-use design templates, email response forms, banner ads, and buttons.
General Note:
Includes index.
CD-ROM contents: HTML TemplateMaster CD-ROM 3/E -- JavaScript CD cookbook 3/E -- Student files: images and HTML code, from the book.
Format :


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Material Type
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TK5105.888 .V35 2002 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area

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Millions of young adults communicate with one another on the Internet, and having one's own Web page has become an important part of a teen's Web identity. This one-stop resource kit is a complete course in designing Web pages, and includes hundreds of drag and drop clip-art items, design templates, games, e-mail response forms, banner ads, and buttons. The book and CD are part of the CyberRookies series, written for the 11 to 19-year-old, technically-savvy audience.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xvii
1 Understanding Web Pagesp. 1
What Are Web Pages?p. 3
What Is HTML?p. 6
Building Your Own Web Site Projectp. 9
Flowchartsp. 12
Saving a Web Pagep. 13
Activityp. 21
Summaryp. 23
2 Tools of the Tradep. 25
What Do You Need to Create Web Pages?p. 27
Downloading Netscape Composerp. 29
Starting Netscape Composerp. 34
Launching Composer from Navigatorp. 37
Overview of Composer's Interfacep. 38
Closing Netscape Composerp. 42
Activityp. 42
Summaryp. 42
3 Creating a Web Page with Composerp. 45
Getting Started by Setting Page Propertiesp. 47
Using the View Menup. 50
Adding Textp. 52
Applying Format Using the Format Menup. 54
Creating Headingsp. 56
Creating Listsp. 58
Aligning Textp. 61
Saving and Browsing Your Web Pagesp. 63
Activityp. 65
Summaryp. 67
4 Formatting Elementsp. 69
Formatting Your Web Pagesp. 71
Adding Background Colorp. 71
Changing Font Propertiesp. 77
Using Bold, Underline, and Italicsp. 82
Adding Horizontal Linesp. 83
Inserting Special Charactersp. 87
Activityp. 88
Summaryp. 89
5 Hyperlinkingp. 91
Understanding Hyperlinksp. 93
Creating a Linkp. 94
Targeting a Link to a New Windowp. 98
Linking within the Same Pagep. 99
Using Images as Linksp. 102
Removing Linksp. 102
Activityp. 103
Summaryp. 105
6 Imagesp. 107
Image Types for the Webp. 109
Image Formatsp. 110
GIF Imagesp. 110
JPEG Imagesp. 114
PNG Imagesp. 114
File Sizes and Downloadingp. 115
Measuring Your Imagesp. 118
Inserting Images with Composerp. 119
Edit the Image's Propertiesp. 124
Creating Image Linksp. 132
Activityp. 133
Summaryp. 138
7 Working with Tablesp. 139
Using Tables to Organize Contentp. 141
Inserting a Tablep. 143
Understanding Table Widthsp. 145
Changing the Appearance of a Tablep. 147
Changing or Editing an Entire Tablep. 148
Changing or Editing Cell Propertiesp. 156
Adding and Deleting Rows, Columns, and Cellsp. 159
Deleting a Cell or Group of Cellsp. 160
Activityp. 162
Summaryp. 167
8 Working with Formsp. 169
Defining HTML Formsp. 171
Composer and Formsp. 172
The [left angle bracket]FORM[right angle bracket] Tagp. 173
Form Fieldsp. 174
Working with the Input Form Fieldsp. 175
Non-Input Form Fieldsp. 181
Activityp. 185
Summaryp. 187
9 Cool JavaScriptp. 189
What Is JavaScript?p. 191
JavaScript Is Not HTMLp. 193
JavaScript Is Not Java Programmingp. 194
JavaScript and Web Browsersp. 196
What Can You Do with JavaScript?p. 196
Disadvantage of Using JavaScriptp. 196
How Do I Get a Script Already Created?p. 198
Inserting a JavaScript on Your Web Pagep. 198
Writing Easy Scriptsp. 202
Learning More about JavaScriptp. 206
Activityp. 208
Summaryp. 210
10 Webmaster Toolsp. 211
What Are Webmaster Tools?p. 213
Where Can I Find Webmaster Tools?p. 213
Chat Roomsp. 214
Instant Messengerp. 223
Message Boardsp. 225
Sound Filesp. 229
Downloading Sound Files from the Webp. 230
Inserting Sound Files on a Web Pagep. 232
Activityp. 234
Summaryp. 236
11 Getting People to Find Youp. 237
What Are Search Engines?p. 239
Defining Search Engines and Directoriesp. 240
Understanding How Search Engines Workp. 242
How to Use HTML Meta Tagsp. 242
Getting Your Site to Rank High in a Search Enginep. 243
Registering Your Web Site with Search Enginesp. 245
Summaryp. 248
12 Using the Companion CD-ROMp. 249
HTML TemplateMASTER CD-ROM, 3rd Editionp. 251
HTML 4.0 Tutorialsp. 252
Techniques and Resources Web Editor Reviewsp. 257
JavaScript CD Cookbook, 3rd Editionp. 280
To Start the HTML TemplateMASTER CD-ROM, 3rd Editionp. 288
To Start the JavaScript CD Cookbook, 3rd Editionp. 288
Appendix A Career Opportunitiesp. 289
Types of Web Developersp. 290
The Role of a Web Developerp. 292
What Can You Expect to Charge/Salary?p. 293
Summaryp. 294
Glossaryp. 295
What's on the CD-ROMp. 299
HTML TemplateMASTER CD-ROM 3rd Editionp. 299
JavaScript CD Cookbook, 3rd Edition (and reference)p. 299
Student Filesp. 299
Indexp. 301