Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials from the ground up.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common web development tasks
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills
Learn how to...
Build your own web page and get it online in an instant
Format text for maximum clarity and readability
Create links to other pages and to other sites
Add graphics, color, and visual pizzazz to your web pages
Work with transparent images and background graphics
Design your site’s layout and typography using CSS
Get user input with web-based forms
Add AJAX effects to your web pages
Make your site easy to maintain and update as it grows
Contents at a Glance
Part I Getting Started on the Web
1 Understanding How the Web Works
2 Structuring an HTML Document
3 Understanding Cascading Style Sheets
5 Validating and Debugging Your Code
Part II Building Blocks of Practical Web Design
6 Working with Fonts, Text Blocks, Lists, and Tables
7 Using External and Internal Links
8 Working with Colors, Images, and Multimedia
Part III Advanced Web Page Design with CSS
9 Working with Margins, Padding, Alignment, and Floating
10 Understanding the CSS Box Model and Positioning
11 Using CSS to Do More with Lists, Text, and Navigation
12 Creating Fixed or Liquid Layouts
Part IV Getting Started with Dynamic Sites
13 Understanding Dynamic Websites and HTML5 Applications
15 Working with the Document Object Model (DOM)
18 Controlling Flow with Conditions and Loops
19 Responding to Events
20 Using Windows
23 A Closer Look at jQuery
24 First Steps Toward Creating Rich Interactions with jQuery UI
25 AJAX: Remote Scripting
Part VI Advanced Website Functionality and Management
26 Working with Web-Based Forms
27 Organizing and Managing a Website
Julie C. Meloni
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This book teaches the way I learn. It starts with an overview of the entire subject and then goes into each part in depth. The overview gives me a structure to hang the in depth knowledge on. When an author goes into depth without giving an overarching understanding it's hard to see how the in depth information relates to the whole picture.
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Explanations moved too slowly and didn't seem to follow a logical progression. Too wordy for a beginner's book and not enough content for a reference. And frankly, just a dry read.
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