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HTML and CSS Visual QuickStart Guide

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-09
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Learn HTML and CSS with the Visual QuickStart Guide -- the quick and easy way!


This new edition features over six hours of instructional video that guide you through HTML and CSS, getting you up and running with web development in no time. The images in the book feature concise steps and explanations, while the videos enhance and expand the information in the book and provide an alternative method for learning. Readers should register their book on peachpit.com to gain access to the Web Edition, an online version of the book that includes the supplementary video. 

HTML and CSS remain the linchpin of the Web. Every beginning web developer needs to understand them thoroughly, including the latest advances in these technologies, and the newest functionality that they enable. From the basics to more advanced techniques, this book and Web Edition guide you through:

  • Designing, structuring, and formatting sites
  • Using images, links, styles, tables, and forms
  • Adding media, visual effects, and animations
  • Using CSS to gain full control over elements, fonts, colors, and layouts
  • Making the most of sophisticated HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities
  • Applying modern best practices for ensuring accessibility and responsiveness
  • Principles of testing, debugging, and publishing sites and applications
  • Exploring leading JavaScript libraries and build tools for more advanced web development

Author Biography

Joe Casabona is a front end developer, educator, and podcaster. He has been making websites since 2001, and has worked on projects for Disney, NatGeo, The Boys and Girls Club, and other leading clients. He holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering, has more than 10 years of computer science teaching experience at the college level, and has authored books and courses on HTML, CSS, PHP, responsive design, WordPress, and podcasting. He has developed courses for The University of Scranton, LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com, Sessions College, and Udemy, and runs a membership site where he teaches web development.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basics
1. What are HTML and CSS?
2. Creating a Website on Your Computer

Part 2: HTML
3. Semantics of HTML
4. Basic Elements
5. Links
6. Structure/Layout
7. Media
8. Tables and Other Structured Data Elements
9. Webforms
10. Advanced and Experimental Elements

Part 3: CSS
11. Semantics of CSS
12. Targeting Elements
13. Fonts
14. Colors
15. Structure/Layout
16. Flexbox and CSS Grid
17. Media Queries
18. CSS Animations
19. CSS Variables
20. CSS Preprocessors

Part 4: Launching Your Website
21. Getting Your Website Online
22. Testing

Part 5: Advanced Topics
23. Performance
24. Accessibility
25. JavaScript Libraries & Other Build Tools

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