Faster Smarter HTML & XML

Michael Morrison

  • 出版商: MicroSoft
  • 出版日期: 2002-11-12
  • 售價: $916
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$870
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 352
  • ISBN: 0735618615
  • ISBN-13: 9780735618619
  • 相關分類: HTMLXML

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Take charge of your Web code—faster, smarter, better!

Now you can code your own Web pages—and produce impressive features and effects—faster, smarter, and better. Dive in! This friendly, high-energy guide makes it easy to teach yourself exactly what you need. Use the quick lists, numbered steps, and helpful examples to accelerate your productivity—and move on to doing the cool things you want to do!

• Do real things with HTML and XML right now
• Code and post your first Web page
• Format text and images and add hyperlinks
•Incorporate sound and video
• Use XML to organize and exchange all kinds of data
• Get richer page formatting and control with style sheets
• Create interactive effects with Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
• Prepare for the future—eXtensible HTML (XHTML)

 

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
PART I:  GETTING STARTED WITH HTML  
This part gets you started by introducing you to the HTML language and why it is such an important part of Web page creation. The chapters in this part provide a base of HTML knowledge to build on throughout the book.  
CHAPTER 1:  An Introduction to HTML, DHTML, and XML 3
    What Is HTML? 4
    The Significance of HTML 6
    What Is DHTML? 8
    What Is XML? 10
    Comparing XML and HTML 11
CHAPTER 2:  Your First HTML Web Page 15
    Inside a Web Page 16
    Common HTML Tags and Attributes 19
    Writing Your First Web Page in HTML 22
    Taking a Peek at the Finished Page 26
    Publishing Your First Web Page 28
CHAPTER 3:  Dressing Up Text 35
    Organizing Text 35
    Basic Text Formatting: The Look or the Meaning? 40
    Working with Lists 45
    One Last Comment 50
CHAPTER 4:  Decorating Pages with Images 53
    The Whole Picture on Images 53
    Working with Images 55
    Displaying Inline Images 56
    Formatting Images 57
    Linking to External Images 64
    Using Background Images 65
    Using Animated Images 67
CHAPTER 5:  Connecting Pages with Hyperlinks 69
    What Is a Hyperlink? 70
    Understanding URLs 71
    Working with the <a> Tag 75
PART II:  BEYOND THE BASICS  
This part digs deeper into HTML by guiding you through topics such as the use of image maps to provide visual navigation to your Web pages, the use of tables, and the importance of graphical design tools. It also shows you how to publish Web pages online and how to interact with the user with forms. The chapters in this part provide you with the knowledge to take your Web pages to a whole new level.  
CHAPTER 6:  Visual Navigation with Image Maps 85
    Image Map Basics 86
    Client-Side vs. Server-Side Image Maps 87
    Using Image Map Development Tools 89
    Coding Image Maps by Hand 91
    Constructing a Practical Image Map 94
CHAPTER 7:  Organizing Pages with Tables 99
    Table Basics 99
    Getting to Know the Table Tags 101
    Digging Deeper into Table Formatting 106
    Using Tables for Page Layout 116
CHAPTER 8:  Graphical Tools and HTML 119
    Why Use a Graphical Tool? 119
    Getting Acquainted with Graphical Tools 121
    Working with HTML in FrontPage 129
CHAPTER 9:  Publishing Pages on the Web 137
    Web Publishing Basics 137
    Finding a Good Home for Your Web Pages 140
    Obtaining a Domain Name 144
    Selecting Web Publishing Software 147
CHAPTER 10:  Gathering Information with Forms 149
    Understanding Forms 149
    Processing Forms with Scripts 154
    Getting to Know Form Controls 157
    Creating Forms 166
CHAPTER 11:  Dynamic HTML 173
    The Least You Need to Know About Scripts 173
    Working with Dynamic Styles 178
    Manipulating Dynamic Content 182
    Fun with Dynamic Positioning 184
    The Practical Side of DHTML 186
PART III:  ADDING STYLE TO YOUR PAGES  
This part is all about style as you learn how to use style sheets to improve the appearance of Web pages. You find out how to create style sheets that format text and position content on a Web page with precision, as well as how to integrate multimedia into your pages.  
CHAPTER 12:  Style Sheet Basics 195
    What Are Style Sheets? 195
    The Essentials of Style 199
    Applying Styles to Web Pages 201
    Styles and Custom Style Tags 208
CHAPTER 13:  Using Styles to Format Text 213
    Assessing CSS Text Styles 214
    Working with Font Styles 214
    Dressing Up Text with Style 219
    Altering the Spacing of Text 222
    Using Styles for Text Alignment 224
    Digging into the Bag of Style Tricks 227
CHAPTER 14:  Using Styles for Web Page Positioning 231
    The Basics of Positioning with Style 231
    Using Relative and Absolute Positioning 234
    Managing Overlapping Elements 236
    Tweaking the Appearance of Elements 238
    Controlling Space on a Page 243
    Controlling the Flow of Text 247
    A Complete Positional Style Example 249
CHAPTER 15:  Integrating Multimedia with Your Web Pages 253
    Understanding Plug-ins and Helper Applications 253
    Working with Sound 255
    Working with Video 266
    Dealing with Other Types of Multimedia 271
PART IV:  BEYOND HTML WITH XML  
This part tackles XML, an important technology that is closely linked to HTML. You learn how to use XML to organize data, as well as how to use style sheets to process and transform XML content. You also explore XHTML, which represents the merger of XML and HTML. The chapters in this part help you to boldly face the future of HTML and the Web.  
CHAPTER 16:  Organizing Data with XML 275
    Getting to Know XML 275
    Modeling XML Data 284
    The Practical Side of XML 289
CHAPTER 17:  Styling XML with XSL 291
    Style Sheets and XML 291
    Understanding XSL 292
    Peeking Inside a Style Sheet 294
    Constructing Your Own XSL Style Sheet 299
CHAPTER 18:  XHTML: XML Meets HTML 305
    The Significance of XHTML 305
    The Leap from HTML to XHTML 307
    XHTML and Its Need for Acceptance 308
    Creating an XHTML Document 312
    Converting to XHTML 314
APPENDIX A:  HTML Quick Reference 321
APPENDIX B:  HTML Resources on the Web 325
APPENDIX C:  Using Custom Colors 327
INDEX 329