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Table of Contents

  1. The Web Environment

    1. Chapter 1 Designing for a Variety of Browsers

      1. Browsers
      2. Browser Usage Statistics
      3. Design Strategies
      4. Knowing Your Audience
      5. Test, Test, Test!
      6. The Importance of Standards
    2. Chapter 2 Designing for a Variety of Displays

      1. Dealing with Unknown Monitor Resolutions
      2. Fixed Versus Flexible Web Page Design
      3. Designing “Above the Fold”
      4. Monitor Color Issues
      5. Alternative Displays
    3. Chapter 3 Web Design Principles for Print Designers

      1. The Web Is Not Like Print
      2. Typography on the Web
      3. Color on the Web
      4. Graphics on the Web
    4. Chapter 4 A Beginner’s Guide to the Server

      1. Servers 101
      2. Unix Directory Structures
      3. File Naming Conventions
      4. Uploading Documents (FTP)
      5. File (MIME) Types
    5. Chapter 5 Printing from the Web

      1. Browser Print Mechanisms
      2. Printer-Friendly HTML Pages
      3. Cascading Style Sheets for Printouts
      4. Portable Document Format (PDF)
      5. Flash Printing
    6. Chapter 6 Accessibility

      1. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
      2. Accessibility in Web Technologies
      3. Accessibility in Tools
    7. Chapter 7 Internationalization

      1. Character Sets
      2. HTML 4.01 Language Features
      3. Style Sheets Language Features
      4. For More Information
  2. Authoring

    1. Chapter 8 HTML Overview

      1. The HTML Standard
      2. HTML Tags
      3. Information Browsers Ignore
      4. Document Structure
      5. Tips on Good HTML Style
      6. HTML Tools
      7. HTML Resources in This Book
    2. Chapter 9 Structural HTML Tags

      1. Summary of Structural Tags
      2. Setting Up an HTML Document
      3. Global Settings with the <body> Tag
      4. Using <meta> Tags
    3. Chapter 10 Formatting Text

      1. Summary of Text Tags
      2. Working with HTML Text
      3. Inline Type Styles
      4. <div> and <span>
      5. The <font> Tag
      6. Lists
      7. Text Layout Techniques with HTML
      8. Character Entity References
    4. Chapter 11 Creating Links

      1. Summary of Tags Related to Linking
      2. Simple Hypertext Links
      3. Linking Within a Document
      4. Affecting the Appearance of Links
      5. Targeting Windows
      6. Imagemaps
      7. Non-Web Links and Protocols
      8. Linking Documents with <link>
    5. Chapter 12 Adding Images and Other Page Elements

      1. Summary of Object Placement Tags
      2. Image Basics
      3. The <img> Tag and Its Attributes
      4. Horizontal Rules
      5. Embedded Media Files
      6. Java Applets
    6. Chapter 13 Tables

      1. Summary of Table Tags
      2. Introduction to Tables
      3. Basic Table Structure
      4. Affecting Table Appearance
      5. Table Troubleshooting
      6. Tips and Tricks
      7. Standard Table Templates
      8. Multipart Images in Tables
    7. Chapter 14 Frames

      1. Summary of Frame Tags
      2. Introduction to Frames
      3. Basic Frameset Structure
      4. Frame Function and Appearance
      5. Targeting Frames
      6. Inline (Floating) Frames
      7. Frame Design Tips and Tricks
    8. Chapter 15 Forms

      1. Summary of Form Tags
      2. Introduction to Forms
      3. The Basic Form (<form>)
      4. Form Elements
      5. New Form Attributes in HTML 4.01
      6. Affecting the Appearance of Forms
      7. Demystifying CGI
    9. Chapter 16 Specifying Color in HTML

      1. Specifying Color by RGB Values
      2. Specifying Colors by Name
    10. Chapter 17 Cascading Style Sheets

      1. Using Style Sheets
      2. How Style Sheets Work
      3. Selectors
      4. Specifying Values
      5. Properties
      6. Positioning with Style Sheets
      7. What’s New in CSS2
      8. Style Sheet Tips and Tricks
      9. Browser Support Charts
    11. Chapter 18 Server Side Includes

      1. How SSI Is Used
      2. SSI and the Server
      3. Adding SSI Commands to a Document
      4. Using Environment Variables
      5. XSSI
      6. SSI Commands
      7. Include Variables
      8. Time Formats for SSI Output
  3. Graphics

    1. Chapter 19 GIF Format

      1. GIF87a Versus GIF89a
      2. 8-Bit Indexed Color
      3. GIF Compression
      4. When to Use GIFs
      5. Tools Overview
      6. Interlacing
      7. Transparency
      8. Minimizing GIF File Sizes
    2. Chapter 20 JPEG Format

      1. 24-Bit Color
      2. JPEG Compression
      3. When to Use JPEGs
      4. Progressive JPEGs
      5. Creating JPEGs
      6. Minimizing JPEG File Size
    3. Chapter 21 PNG Format

      1. The PNG Story
      2. When to Use PNGs
      3. Platform/Browser Support
      4. 8-Bit Palette, Grayscale, and Truecolor
      5. PNG Compression
      6. Special Features
      7. Creating PNG Files
      8. PNG Optimization Strategies
      9. For Further Reading
    4. Chapter 22 Designing Graphics with the Web Palette

      1. Designing with Web-Safe Colors
      2. Converting to the Web Palette
      3. Web Palette Strategies
      4. Color Blenders
      5. Where to Learn More
    5. Chapter 23 Animated GIFs

      1. How They Work
      2. Using Animated GIFs
      3. Browser Support
      4. Tools
      5. Creating Animated GIFs
      6. Optimizing Animated GIFs
  4. Multimedia and Interactivity

    1. Chapter 24 Audio on the Web

      1. Basic Digital Audio Concepts
      2. Using Existing Audio
      3. Preparing Your Own Audio
      4. Streaming Audio
      5. Web Audio Formats
      6. Choosing an Audio Format
      7. Adding Audio to a Web Page
      8. For Further Reading
    2. Chapter 25 Video on the Web

      1. Basic Digital Video Concepts
      2. Compression
      3. Video File Formats
      4. Which Format to Choose
      5. Adding Video to an HTML Document
      6. For Further Reading
    3. Chapter 26 Flash and Shockwave

      1. Using Flash on Web Pages
      2. Flash Power Tools
      3. Creating Flash Movies
      4. Adding Flash to a Web Page
      5. Integrating Flash with Other Technologies
      6. Flash Resources
      7. Shockwave for Director
      8. Adding Shockwave Movies to a Web Page
      9. Director Online Resources
    4. Chapter 27 Introduction to SMIL

      1. How SMIL Works
      2. SMIL Players
      3. SMIL Authoring Tools
      4. Writing SMIL
      5. For Further Reading
  5. Advanced Technologies

    1. Chapter 28 Introduction to JavaScript

      1. JavaScript History
      2. JavaScript Basics
      3. Sample Scripts
      4. Handling Multiple Browsers
    2. Chapter 29 Introduction to DHTML

      1. Using DHTML
      2. How DHTML Works
      3. The Document Object Model
      4. Creating Layers
      5. DHTML Examples
      6. Browser Detection
      7. DHTML Tools
      8. Where to Learn More
    3. Chapter 30 Introduction to XML

      1. Background
      2. How It Works
      3. XML Document Syntax
      4. Document Type Definition (DTD)
      5. Examples of XML Technology
      6. Where to Learn More
    4. Chapter 31 XHTML

      1. XHTML Standards Development
      2. Creating XHTML 1.0 Documents
      3. XHTML Document Declarations
      4. Well-Formed XHTML
      5. Try It Out
    5. Chapter 32 WAP and WML

      1. About WAP
      2. Creating WAP Applications
      3. Introduction to WML
      4. WML Elements and Attributes
      5. WAP and WML Resources
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix HTML Elements

    2. Appendix List of Attributes

    3. Appendix Deprecated Tags

      1. Deprecated Elements
      2. Deprecated Attributes
    4. Appendix Proprietary Tags

      1. Microsoft Internet Explorer Proprietary Tags
      2. Netscape Navigator Proprietary Tags
    5. Appendix CSS Support Chart

      1. Notes
    6. Appendix Character Entities

      1. Standard Character Entities
  1. Glossary

  2. Colophon