HTML 4 Bible

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9780764532207: HTML 4 Bible
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If HTML 4 can do it, you can do it too Whether you're an aspiring Web developer or veteran Webmaster, attain absolute mastery of Web document design with HTML 4! Web experts Pfaffenberger and Gutzman take you from concept to finished product providing step–by–step guidelines for building a Web page from scratch, enhancing your presentations with cascading style sheets, and incorporating interactive multimedia. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of HTML 4

  • Make your HTML readable and avoid common syntax errors
  • Develop directories to store your pages and graphics
  • Enhance your Web pages with ActiveX Controls, Java applets, and JavaScript
  • Weave cascading style sheets into your documents to control presentation
  • Explore your server options both Windows NT and UNIX
  • Add excitement to your Web site animated graphics, audio, and video
  • Integrate "push" technology into your site
CD–ROM includes the latest versions of HTML browsers, full–featured HTML editors, site management software, sample Web pages and scripts, and trial versions of:
  • Allaire HomeSite 3.0
  • Claris Home Page 3.0
  • Adobe PageMill
  • NetObjects Fusion 3.0
  • GIF Movie Gear 2.51
Plus Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape Navigator 4.0 Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like free but they have no technical support. System Requirements: PC running Windows 95/98/NT; Mac running System 7.x

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In HTML 4 Bible, you will find a comprehensive definition of what is considered state of the art in Web-publishing languages. The book explains HTML tags and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) thoroughly, and it gives some attention to JavaScript as well.

Authors Pfaffenberger and Gutzman use a helpful problem-and-solution format that provides straightforward answers to common problems--they show you how to build image maps and create attractive forms, to cite two examples.

What's special about the book's approach is that it doesn't get side-tracked by the universe of detail that HTML 4 presents. Rather than choosing to ploddingly document the characteristics of one tag after another, Pfaffenberger and Gutzman explain their subject by describing how it is applied in practice. They explain, for example, how to arrange textual data so that people are more likely to read it.

The downside to this holistic approach is that HTML 4 Bible isn't the absolutely comprehensive HTML reference many readers will expect it to be. Books like that exist, and you may want to supplement HTML 4 Bible with one of them. But if you want a text that provides informed explanations of how to get the results you want with HTML, this book is for you. --David Wall (This text refers to the Paperback edition.)

About the Author:

About the Author Bryan Pfaffenberger is the author of more than 75 books on computers and the Internet, including the best–selling Discover the Internet, from IDG Books Worldwide. He teaches advanced professional communication and the sociology of computing in the University of Virginia's Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. Bryan lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family and an extremely spoiled cat. Alexis D. Gutzman is a computer systems engineer at the University of Virginia, where she plays on the Web and administers NT servers. She has 12 years of systems experience on a variety of platforms and a master's degree in public affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, which she hopes to use some day. Alexis lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and soon–to–be–two children, one of which was percolating while this book was being written.

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Bryan Pfaffenberger, Alexis D. Gutzman
Published by Wiley (1998)
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