Whether hand-coded or created by a visual editor, static or dynamic, most Web pages rely on HTML. The more you know about this language and its companion technologies, XHTML and CSS, the more flexible, creative, and effective your Web site will be. This all-new reference covers the latest updates and dramatic improvements in all three. You’ ll learn which tools help you achieve specific results, how CSS enables consistent formatting, the most efficient way to code and use HTML, and so much more.
Inside, you’ ll find complete coverage of HTML, XHTML, and CSS Understand how the Web works and the importance of the W3C® in establishing and maintaining standards Review the basic parts of a Web page and how they interact Discover how to maintain consistency with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Create style rules, understand inheritance, and match elements by name, class, or identifier Learn to select the best Web technology for the objective you want to achieve Manage images, fonts, lists, links, tables, and special characters Explore tools and methodology for testing, publishing, and maintaining Web content Follow best practices in developing structured, accessible content and protecting it online Find out which peripheral Web technologies are most valuable in the long run Explore how server-side and client-side scripting can add capabilities to your content
Bryan Pfaffenberger is the author of more than 75 books on computers and the Internet, including the best-selling Discover the Internet, from IDG Books Worldwide. He teaches advanced professional communication and the sociology of computing in the University of Virginia's Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. Bryan lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family and an extremely spoiled cat. Steven M. Schafer is a veteran of technology and publishing. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and has been published in several technical publications and articles. He currently is the COOO/CTO for Progeny, and open source-based service and support company. Steven can be reach by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chuck White is a Web development professional who has written numerous articles and books on Web development, including Mastering XSLT and Developing Killer Web Apps with Dreamweaver MX and C#, and tutorials for IBM DeveloperWorks. His first published work on CSS was for Web Techniques magazine in 1997, and he has been working with large and small Web sites since 1996. He is currently a Web software engineer at eBay. Bill Karow, in addition to writing several computer books, has served as a contributor or technical editor on more than 30 other books. Formerly in charge of systems development for Walt Disney Entertainment, Bill now serves as a computer consultant in the Orlando area when he's not out riding his bicycle. He also has the distinction of having stood atop many of the buildings at Walt Disney World, fanfare trumpet in hand (with their permission).