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Introduction xxxiii Chapter 1: Structuring Documents for the Web 1 A Web of Structured Documents 1 Introducing HTML5 2 Attribute Groups 9 Core Elements 13 Basic Text Formatting 17 Understanding Block and Inline Elements 24 Grouping Content 25 Working with Lists 30 Summary 35 Chapter 2: Fine-tuning Your Text 39 Elements That Describe Text-Level Semantics 39 Editing Text 49 Using Character Entities for Special Characters 51 Comments 51 Summary 52 Chapter 3: Links and Navigation 55 Basic Links 56 Understanding Directories and Directory Structures 60 Understanding URLs 61 Creating In-Page Links with the Element 65 Advanced E?mail Links 74 Summary 75 Chapter 4: Images, Audio, and Video 79 Adding Images Using the Element 80 Using Images as Links 84 Choosing the Right Image Format 85 Adding Flash, Video, and Audio to Your Web Pages 95 Summary 106 Chapter 5: Tables 111 Introducing Tables 111 Basic Table Elements and Attributes 118 Adding a Caption to a Table 122 Grouping Sections of a Table 123 Nested Tables 129 Accessible Tables 130 Summary 135 Chapter 6: Forms 139 Introducing Forms 140 Creating a Form with the Element 143 Form Controls 145 Creating a Contact Form 172 Creating Labels for Controls and the Element 174 Structuring Your Forms with and Elements 176 Focus 177 Disabled and Read-Only Controls 181 Sending Form Data to the Server 183 Creating More Usable Form Fields 185 Summary 187 Chapter 7: Cascading Style Sheets 191 Introducing CSS 192 Where You Can Add CSS Rules 197 CSS Properties 201 Controlling Text 203 Text Formatting 210 Text Pseudo-Classes 220 Styling Text 221 Selectors 224 Lengths 231 Introducing the Box Model 233 Creating a Style Sheet for Code 248 Summary 252 Chapter 8: More Cascading Styl e Sheets 257 Links 258 Backgrounds 259 Lists 267 Tables 271 Outlines 280 The :focus and :active Pseudo-Classes 282 Generated Content 283 Miscellaneous Properties 288 Additional Rules 291 Positioning and Layout with CSS 293 Summary 308 Chapter 9: Rounded Corners, Animations, Custom Fonts, and More with CSS 3 311 The Modular Approach of CSS3 312 Mature CSS3 Modules 312 New and In-Development Modules 326 Summary 336 Chapter 10: Learning JavaScript 339 What Is Programming About? 340 How to Add a Script to Your Pages 343 Create an External JavaScript 345 The Document Object Model 346 Starting to Program with JavaScript 347 Variables 349 Operators 351 Functions 354 Conditional Statements 357 Looping 360 Events 363 Built-in Objects 364 Writing JavaScript 377 Summary 380 Chapter 11: Working with jQuery 383 Why jQuery? 384 Adding jQuery to Your Page 384 jQuery Basics 386 jQuery and the DOM 387 Managing Events with jQuery 397 Summary 403 Chapter 12: jQuery: Beyond the Basics 407 Ajax with jQuery 407 jQuery UI 420 Summary 433 Chapter 13: Checklists 437 Search Engine Optimization Checklist 437 Accessibility Checklist 441 Appendix A: Answers to Exercises 447 Appendix B: HTM L Element Reference 475 Appendix C: CSS Properties 515 Appendix D: Color Names and Values 551 Appendix E: Character Encodings 561 Appendix F: Special Characters 565 Appendix G: Language Codes 577 Appendix H: MIME Media Types 583 Appendix I: Changes between HTM L4 and HTM L5 595 Index 603

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Rob Larsen is a lead front-end engineer with deep technical knowledge and more than a decade of hands-on experience. Rob has developed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for clients including Samsung, Adidas, Reebok, and Philips and is an active technology author and speaker. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that guides you through all the techniques involved.

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