HTML 4 Bible

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HTML 4 Bible, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive reference to the latest standard for Web page construction. Build internet and intranet documents that are fully compliant with the rules of HTML 4.01, making them suitable for inclusion in xHTML applications. Once they′re in xHTML, they can be integrated with SMIL, MathML, and SVG technologies to create full–featured Web applications.

The book′s CD–ROM holds the Amaya, Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator and Opera web browsers, allowing you to readily test your pages for cross–browser compliance. Also on the CD–ROM is TidyHTML, the best tool for validating your 4.01 source code.

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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.)

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If HTML 4 can do it, you can do it too...
If the new edition of this comprehensive one–stop guide, author Bryan Pfaffenberger and Bill Karow offer step–by–step guidance on building state–of–the–art Web pages with the newest HTML release, 4.01. From an HTML "Quick Start" to expert advice on Cascading Style Sheets, Web page design, multimedia content, database interactivity, Dynamic HTML, and JavaScript, they explain how to make the most of HTML –– and even deliver tips on rolling HTML into XHTML applications.

Inside, you′ll find complete coverage of HTML 4
∗ Understand the basic structure of an HTML document
∗ Build DHTML into your Web pages
∗ Master the correct syntax for the HTML 4.01 standard
∗ Exploit the new advanced features for creating Cascading Style Sheets
∗ Liven up your pages with animation
∗ Incorporate new imagemap options
∗ Streamline Web site maintenance using expert tips
∗ Create fully compliant Internet and intranet Web pages
CREATE cross–browser Web pages with HTML 4.01 and validate your code
EXPLOIT new multimedia options to build great–looking Web pages
CONSTRUCT Web pages ready–made for rolling into XHTML applications

Bonus CD–ROM includes
∗ HTML Tidy source code validator
∗ Trial version of Dreamweaver 3, Fireworks 3, and Flash 4 from Macromedia, Inc.
∗ Evaluation version of HomeSite for Windows
∗ NetObjects Fusion and Script Builder trial versions

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