Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript
By Jon Duckett
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 768

Learn to create attractive web sites that are easy to use

Since the web was first created, the languages used to build websites have been constantly evolving. Now a set of best practiceshas emerged using HTML or XHTML to create your basic web pages, CSSto control their appearance and make them look attractive, andJavaScript to add interactivity. Without assuming any previousexperience, this valuable resource makes it easy to learn how tobuild web sites using the most up-to-date web standards. Whetheryou're a beginner eager to start writing your first web page or amore experienced programmer seeking to update your skills, you willfind practical introductions to these essential languages, as wellas invaluable tips and techniques used by experienced webprofessionals.

  • How to create HTML and XHTML pages that incorporate links,images, tables, audio, and video

  • Ways to use CSS to control text, colors, backgrounds, and pagelayout

  • Design principles employed by experienced designers to createattractive layouts

  • The basics of JavaScript and working with AJAX libraries

  • How to build sites that are accessible, easy to use, and willwork on a variety of devices including mobile phones

  • How to test your web site and put it on the web

  • First-hand experience of coding practices commonly used in thereal world

  • The elements of basic text formatting

  • Text markup and character entities for special characters

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learningprogramming languages and technologies easier than you think,providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you throughall the techniques involved.

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