• Welcome to HTML 4 For Dummies, 3rd Edition!

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    This work provides an update to the HTML mark-up standard for amateurs and professional Web designers. It covers HTNL tags and scripting, while also showing how to apply the language to create both simple and complex Web pages.

     

    Welcome to HTML 4 For Dummies, 3rd Edition!

    •  Author: Ed Tittel
    • Author: Natanya Pitts-Moultis
    • Author: Chelsea Valentine
    • ISBN:   0764507230 
    • ISBN:   9780764507236
    • Pages: 405
    • Condition: New, But Missing CD

     

    Abstract:

    This work provides an update to the HTML mark-up standard for amateurs and professional Web designers. It covers HTNL tags and scripting, while also showing how to apply the language to create both simple and complex Web pages.

    Contents:

    Introduction --
    pt. 1. Getting started with HTML --
    ch. 1. Okay, what's HTML? --
    ch. 2. What's a page? --
    ch. 3. Your first HTML page --
    pt. 2. Cranking out web pages --
    ch. 4. Cracking the (HTML)code --
    ch. 5. Text pages are tried and true --
    ch. 6. Grabbing graphics gusto --
    ch. 7. High-impact pages --
    pt. 3. Formatting your data --
    ch. 8. HTML document structure --
    ch. 9. Presentation controls --
    ch. 10. Text controls --
    ch. 11. Listward ho! --
    ch. 12. Character actors --
    pt. 4. Shaping your design --
    ch. 13. Going high-rise: linking complex pages --
    ch. 14. Using HTML tables effectively --
    ch. 15 The map's the thing --
    ch. 16. HTML frames --
    p. 4. Advanced HTML topics and techniques --
    ch. 17. Forms, feedback, scripting, and beyond --
    ch. 18. Style is its own reward --
    ch. 19. XHTML: the next generation of HTML --
    pt. 6. The part of tens --
    ch. 20. Ten HTML do's and don'ts --
    ch. 21. Ten design desiderata --
    ch. 22. Ten ways to kill web bugs --
    pt. 7. Appendixes --
    appendix A. HTML 4 tags --
    appendix B. Glossary --
    appendix C. Tools of the trade --
    appendix D. About the CD-ROM.

     

    Html 4 Dummies Pretty Good

    by vince666 (WorldCat user published 2009-08-04)

    I read this book cover to cover some time ago to fill any gaps I may have encountered in teaching myself HTML years before. The book covers pretty much every fundamental aspect of HTML, and does a decent job of explaining it all, too. Some other reviews state the book is difficult to follow. Unfortunately, even HTML has a degree of complexity, and this book explains HTML in as simplified a way as is possible. 

    This book falls short not through a lack of content, but in that it's fairly dated in today's context. After reading the entire book, you'll be able to create websites that would have looked very much bog-standard even in the late 90s. The real designs start coming together when you start working with programs like Photoshop and Flash alongside hard coding HTML. With several graphic design tools and these foundational HTML techniques, you'll be able to create websites. Don't be under the illusion that you'll finish the book and be able to throw together a contemporary website. 

    Another point worth mentioning is that XHTML is the current standard, and soon HTML 4 will be fairly obsolete. It may be a couple of years down the line, but that's roughly the learning curve for getting reasonably good at web design. I'd reccommend any XHTML book over this book, as they tend to cover everything useful (and necessary) in this book and disregard all the useless, obsolete tags that make your site look like it hasn't been updated since 1996. 

    However, if you simply want to learn HTML to make a basic homepage for family photos or the like, this book may be all you need.
     
     
  • Welcome to HTML 4 For Dummies, 3rd Edition!
  • Welcome to HTML 4 For Dummies, 3rd Edition!

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