CART

(0) items

HTML 4 for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guide,9780201354935

HTML 4 for the World Wide Web: Visual Quickstart Guide

by
Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780201354935

ISBN10:
0201354934
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Peachpit Press
List Price: $19.99
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.01
See Prices

Rent Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eBook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Summary

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the lingua franca of the Web, and like any language, it's constantly evolving. That's why Elizabeth Castro has writtenHTML 4 for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, an update to her blockbuster guide to HTML 4. You'll find all the concise, practical advice--and fun examples--that made the first edition a worldwide bestseller, plus entirely new coverage of debugging, JavaScript, and using tables for page layout, and an expanded section on Cascading Style Sheets.Like all the books in theVisual QuickStartseries, this one breaks even the most complex tasks into easy-to-follow steps illustrated with hundreds of screenshots and the actual code. The book presumes no prior knowledge of HTML, making it the perfect introduction for beginners. But its tabbed format and info-packed appendixes (on special HTML characters and Web-safe colors, for example) also make it a handy and indispensable reference for those who build Web pages for a living. Find out why Amazon called the previous edition a "dream guide" to HTML.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Castro has written three bestselling editions of HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She also wrote the bestselling Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, and the Macintosh and Windows versions of the Netscape Communicator 4: Visual QuickStart Guide. She was the technical editor for Peachpit's The Macintosh Bible, Fifth Edition, and she founded Pagina Uno, a publishing house based in Barcelona, Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11(10)
The Internet, the Web, and HTML 12(1)
Open but Not Equal 13(1)
The Browser Wars 14(1)
The Push for Standards 15(1)
The Current Battlegrounds 16(2)
What To Do? 18(1)
The Future: XML 19(1)
The HTML VQS Web Site 20(1)
Chapter 1: HTML Building Blocks
21(10)
Writing HTML
21(1)
HTML Tags
21(2)
Nesting Tags
23(1)
Spacing
24(1)
Special Symbols
25(1)
File Names
26(1)
URLs
27(4)
Chapter 2: Starting Your Web Page
31(12)
Designing Your Site
32(1)
Organizing Files
33(1)
Creating a New Web Page
34(1)
Starting Your Web Page
35(1)
Creating the Foundation
36(1)
Creating a Title
37(1)
Organizing the Page
38(1)
Starting a New Paragraph
39(1)
Saving Your Web Page
40(2)
Viewing Your Page in a Browser
42(1)
Chapter 3: Text Formatting
43(14)
About Deprecated Tags
44(1)
Changing the Font
45(1)
Making Text Bold or Italic
46(1)
Choosing a Default Size for Text
47(1)
Changing the Text Size
48(2)
Choosing a Default Color for Text
50(1)
Changing the Text Color
51(1)
Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
52(1)
Striking Out or Underlining Text
53(1)
Using a Monospaced Font
54(1)
Making Text Blink
55(1)
Hiding Text (Adding Comments)
56(1)
Chapter 4: Creating Web Images
57(24)
Getting Images
61(1)
Making Images Smaller
62(2)
Exporting GIF Images from Photoshop
64(2)
Using (Mostly) Browser Safe Colors
66(2)
Converting to Browser Safe Colors
68(1)
Reducing the Number of Colors
69(1)
Creating Transparency
70(2)
Creating Fake Transparency
72(1)
Interlacing GIF Images
73(1)
Creating Animated GIFs
74(2)
Creating JPEG Images
76(1)
Blurring Images to Aid JPEG Compression
77(1)
Creating Low Resolution Images
78(1)
Creating PNG Files
79(2)
Chapter 5: Using Images
81(16)
Inserting Images on a Page
82(1)
Offering Alternate Text
83(1)
Specifying Size for Speedier Viewing
84(2)
Linking Icons to External Images
86(1)
Using Low Resolution Images
87(1)
Wrapping Text around Images
88(2)
Stopping Text Wrap
90(1)
Adding Space around an Image
91(1)
Scaling an Image
92(1)
Aligning Images
93(1)
Using a Banner
94(1)
Adding Horizontal Rules
95(2)
Chapter 6: Page Layout
97(20)
Using Background Color
98(1)
Using Background Images
99(1)
Centering Elements on a Page
100(1)
Specifying the Margins
101(1)
Creating a Line Break
102(1)
Keeping Lines Together
103(1)
Creating Discretionary Line Breaks
104(1)
Specifying the Space Between Paragraphs
105(1)
Creating Indents
106(1)
Creating Indents (with Lists)
107(1)
Creating Blocks of Space
108(1)
Using Pixel Shims
109(1)
Using Block Quotes
110(1)
Quoting Short Passages of Text
111(1)
Creating Columns
112(1)
Using Preformatted Text
113(1)
Positioning Elements with Layers
114(3)
Chapter 7: Links
117(18)
Creating a Link to Another Web Page
118(2)
Creating Anchors
120(1)
Linking to a Specific Anchor
121(1)
Targeting Links to Specific Windows
122(1)
Setting the Default Target
123(1)
Creating Other Kinds of Links
124(2)
Creating Keyboard Shortcuts for Links
126(1)
Setting the Tab Order for Links
127(1)
Using Images to Label Links
128(1)
Dividing an Image into Clickable Regions
129(1)
Creating a Client-Side Image Map
130(2)
Using a Server-Side Image Map
132(1)
Changing the Color of Links
133(2)
Chapter 8: Lists
135(8)
Creating Ordered Lists
136(2)
Creating Unordered Lists
138(2)
Creating Definition Lists
140(1)
Creating Nested Lists
141(2)
Chapter 9: Tables
143(24)
Mapping Out Your Page
144(1)
Creating a Simple Table
145(1)
Adding a Border
146(1)
Changing the Border Color
147(1)
Setting the Width
148(1)
Centering a Table on the Page
149(1)
Wrapping Text around a Table
150(1)
Adding Space around a Table
151(1)
Spanning a Cell across Columns
152(1)
Spanning a Cell across Rows
153(1)
Aligning a Cell's Contents
154(1)
Controlling Space in and Around Cells
155(1)
Nesting One Table in Another
156(2)
Changing a Cell's Color
158(1)
Using a Background Image
159(1)
Dividing Your Table into Column Groups
160(2)
Dividing the Table into Horizontal Sections
162(1)
Choosing Which Borders to Display
163(2)
Controlling Line Breaks in a Cell
165(1)
Speeding up Table Display
166(1)
Chapter 10: Frames
167(20)
Creating a Simple Frameset
168(2)
Creating Frames in Columns
170(1)
Creating Frames in Rows and Columns
171(1)
Combining Framesets
172(2)
Creating an Inline Frame
174(1)
Adjusting a Frame's Margins
175(1)
Showing or Hiding Scroll Bars
176(1)
Adjusting the Color of the Borders
177(1)
Adjusting the Frame Borders
178(2)
Keeping Visitors from Resizing Frames
180(1)
Targeting Links to Particular Frames
181(1)
Targeting Links to Special Spots
182(1)
Changing the Default Target
183(1)
Nesting Framesets
184(1)
Creating Alternatives to Frames
185(2)
Chapter 11: Forms
187(30)
About CGI Scripts
188(2)
Getting a Script
190(1)
Using the Scripts Included with This Book
191(1)
Preparing a Script
192(1)
Creating a Form
193(1)
Sending Form Data via E-mail
194(1)
Using a Form Hosting Service
195(1)
Creating Text Boxes
196(1)
Creating Password Boxes
197(1)
Creating Larger Text Areas
198(1)
Creating Radio Buttons
199(1)
Creating Checkboxes
200(1)
Creating Menus
201(2)
Allowing Visitors to Upload Files
203(1)
About Hidden Fields
204(1)
Adding Hidden Fields to a Form
205(1)
Creating the Submit Button
206(2)
Resetting the Form
208(2)
Using an Image to Submit Data
210(1)
Organizing the Form Elements
211(1)
Formally Labeling Form Parts
212(1)
Setting the Tab Order
213(1)
Adding Keyboard Shortcuts
214(1)
Disabling Form Elements
215(1)
Keeping Elements from Being Changed
216(1)
Chapter 12: Multimedia
217(22)
Helper Applications and Plug-ins
218(1)
Non-Supported Images
219(1)
Sound
220(1)
Getting Sound
221(1)
Embedding Sound in a Page
222(2)
Adding a Link to a Sound
224(1)
Adding Background Sound for Explorer
225(1)
Creating RealMedia Files
226(2)
Creating a RealMedia Metafile
228(1)
Linking to a RealMedia Sound
229(1)
Embedding RealMedia Files in Your Page
230(2)
Video
232(1)
Adding External Video to Your Page
233(1)
Adding Internal Video
234(1)
Adding Internal Video for Explorer
235(1)
Creating a Marquee
236(1)
Inserting Applets
237(2)
Chapter 13: An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
239(4)
The Advantages of Using Style Sheets
240(1)
The Downside of Style Sheets
241(1)
The Anatomy of a Style
242(1)
Chapter 14: Setting up Style Sheets
243(14)
Creating an Internal Style Sheet
244(2)
Creating an External Style Sheet
246(1)
Using an External Style Sheet
247(1)
Applying Styles Locally
248(1)
Defining Styles for Classes
249(1)
Identifying Particular Tags
250(1)
Creating Custom HTML Tags
251(1)
Creating Custom Block-Level HTML Tags
252(1)
Using Custom Block-Level HTML Tags
253(1)
Creating Custom Inline HTML Tags
254(1)
Using Custom Inline HTML Tags
255(1)
Defining Styles for Links
256(1)
Chapter 15: Formatting Text with Styles
257(16)
Choosing a Font Family
258(1)
Embedding Fonts on a Page
259(1)
Creating Italics
260(1)
Applying Bold Formatting
261(1)
Setting the Font Size
262(1)
Setting the Line Height
263(1)
Setting All Font Values at Once
264(1)
Setting the Text Color
265(1)
Changing the Text's Background
266(1)
Controlling Spacing
267(1)
Setting White Space Properties
268(1)
Aligning Text
269(1)
Underlining Text
270(1)
Making Text Blink
271(1)
Changing the Text Case
272(1)
Chapter 16: Layout with Styles
273(18)
Offsetting Elements In the Natural Flow
274(1)
Positioning Elements Absolutely
275(1)
Positioning Elements in 3D
276(1)
Displaying and Hiding Elements
277(1)
Setting the Height or Width for an Element
278(1)
Setting the Border
279(1)
Adding Padding Around an Element
280(1)
Setting the Margins around an Element
281(1)
Aligning Elements Vertically
282(1)
Wrapping Text around Elements
283(1)
Stopping Text Wrap
284(1)
Changing the Foreground Color
285(1)
Changing the Background
286(1)
Determining Where Overflow Should Go
287(1)
Clipping an Element
288(1)
Setting List Properties
289(1)
Specifying Page Breaks
290(1)
Chapter 17: Scripts
291(10)
Adding an "Automatic" Script
292(1)
Calling an External Automatic Script
293(1)
Triggering a Script
294(2)
Creating a Button that Executes a Script
296(1)
Hiding Scripts from Older Browsers
297(1)
Adding Alternate Information
298(1)
Setting the Default Scripting Language
299(2)
Chapter 18: JavaScript Essentials
301(8)
Adding the Current Date and Time
302(1)
Changing a Link's Status Label
303(1)
Changing Multiple Frames with One Link
304(1)
Loading Images into Cache
305(1)
Changing an Image When a Visitor Points
306(2)
Controlling a New Window's Size
308(1)
Chapter 19: Extras
309(14)
The Inspiration of Others
310(1)
Password Protecting Your Page
311(1)
Creating a Counter
312(1)
Souping Up Mailto Links
313(1)
Slicing Images into Pieces
314(2)
Creating Buttons with Tables
316(1)
Using Images for Table Borders
317(1)
Creating Drop Caps
318(1)
Using Vertical Rules
319(1)
Labeling Elements in a Web Page
320(1)
Creating an Automatic Slide Show
321(2)
Chapter 20: Help! My Page Doesn't Work!
323(6)
Checking Your Code
323(1)
The Browser Displays the Code
324(1)
Great in Explorer, Nothing in Netscape
325(1)
Great in One Browser, Ugly in the Other
326(1)
Images Don't Appear
327(1)
Still Stuck?
328(1)
Chapter 21: Publishing Your Page on the Web
329(10)
Testing Your Page
330(2)
Finding a Host for Your Site
332(1)
Getting Your Own Domain Name
333(1)
Transferring Files to the Server
334(4)
Transferring Files to AOL
338(1)
Chapter 22: Getting People to Visit
339(10)
Helping Visitors Find Your Page
340(1)
Controlling Your Page's Summary
341(1)
Controlling Other Information
342(1)
Keeping Visitors Away
343(1)
Creating a Crawler Page
344(2)
Submitting Your Site to a Search Engine
346(1)
Appearing at the Top of the Search Results
347(1)
Other Techniques for Publicizing Your Site
348(1)
Appendix A: HTML Tools
349(4)
HTML Editors
350(2)
Free-use Images for Your Pages
352(1)
Graphics Tools
352(1)
Image Map Tools
352(1)
Appendix B: Special Symbols
353(4)
Using Special Symbols
354(1)
Table I: Characters
355(1)
Table II: Symbols
356(1)
Appendix C: Colors in Hex
357(4)
Finding a Color's RGB Components--in Hex
358(1)
Hexadecimal Equivalents
359(1)
The Hexadecimal System
359(2)
Appendix D: HTML and Compatibility
361(8)
HTML Tags
362(6)
Intrinsic Events
368(1)
Index 369


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...