Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting to Know HTML: The Language of the Web

    1. The Web Video killed the radio star

    2. What does the Web server do?

    3. What does the Web browser do?

    4. What you write (the HTML)...

    5. What the browser creates...

    6. Your big break at Starbuzz Coffee

    7. Creating the Starbuzz Web page

    8. Creating an HTML file (Mac)

    9. Creating an HTML file (Windows)

    10. Meanwhile, back at Starbuzz Coffee...

    11. Saving your work...

    12. Opening your Web page in a browser

    13. Taking your page for a test drive...

    14. Are we there yet?

    15. Another test drive...

    16. Tags dissected...

    17. Meet the style element

    18. Giving Starbuzz some style...

    19. Cruisin’ with style...

  2. Chapter 2 Going Further, with Hypertext: Meeting the ‘HT’ in HTML

    1. Head First Lounge, New and Improved

    2. Creating the new lounge

    3. What did we do?

    4. What does the browser do?

    5. Understanding attributes

    6. Getting organized

    7. Organizing the lounge...

    8. Technical difficulties

    9. Planning your paths...

    10. Fixing those broken images...

  3. Chapter 3 Building Blocks: Web Page Construction

    1. From Journal to Web site, at 12mph

    2. The rough design sketch

    3. From a sketch to an outline

    4. From the outline to a Web page

    5. Test driving Tony’s Web page

    6. Adding some new elements

    7. Meet the <q> element

    8. ...and check out the test drive...

    9. Looooong Quotes

    10. Adding a <blockquote>

    11. The real truth behind the <q> and <blockquote> mystery

    12. Meanwhile, back at Tony’s site...

    13. Of course, you could use the <p> element to make a list...

    14. Constructing HTML lists in two easy steps

    15. Taking a test drive through the cities

    16. Putting one element inside another is called “nesting”

    17. To understand the nesting relationships, draw a picture

    18. Using nesting to make sure your tags match

  4. Chapter 4 Getting Connected: A Trip to Webville

    1. Getting Starbuzz (or yourself) onto the Web

    2. Finding a hosting company

    3. HELLO, my domain name is...

    4. How can you get a domain name?

    5. Moving in

    6. Getting your files to the root folder

    7. As much FTP as you can possibly fit in two pages

    8. Back to business...

    9. Mainstreet, URL

    10. What is the HTTP Protocol?

    11. What’s an Absolute Path?

    12. How default pages work

    13. How do we link to other Web sites?

    14. Linking to Caffeine Buzz

    15. And now for the test drive...

    16. Web page fit and finish

    17. The title test drive...

    18. Linking into a page

    19. Using the <a> element to create a destination

    20. How to link to destination anchors

    21. Linking to a new window

    22. Opening a new window using target

  5. Chapter 5 Adding Images to Your Pages: Meeting the Media

    1. How the browser works with images

    2. How images work

    3. <img>: it’s not just relative links anymore

    4. Always provide an alternative

    5. Sizing up your images

    6. Creating the ultimate fan site: myPod

    7. Check out myPod’s “index.html” file

    8. Whoa! The image is way too large

    9. Resize the image to fit in the browser

    10. Open the image

    11. Resizing the image

    12. Resizing the image, continued...

    13. You’ve resized - now save

    14. Save the image

    15. Fixing up the myPod HTML

    16. And now for the test drive...

    17. More photos for myPod

    18. Taking myPod for another test drive

    19. Reworking the site to use thumbnails

    20. Create the thumbnails

    21. Rework the HTML to use the thumbnails

    22. Take myPod for another test drive

    23. Turning the thumbnails into links

    24. Create individual pages for the photos

    25. So, how do I make links out of images?

    26. Add the image links to “index.html”

    27. Open the myPod logo

    28. What format should we use?

    29. To be transparent, or not to be transparent? That is the question...

    30. Save the transparent GIF

    31. Wait, what is the color of the Web page background?

    32. Set the matte color

    33. Set the matte color, continued

    34. Check out the logo with a matte

    35. Save the logo

    36. Add the logo to the myPod Web page

    37. And now for the final test drive

  6. Chapter 6 Standards, Compliance, and all that Jazz: Serious HTML

    1. A Brief History of HTML

    2. We can’t have your pages putting the browser into Quirks Mode!

    3. Adding the document type definition

    4. The DOCTYPE test drive

    5. Meet the W3C validator

    6. Validating the Head First Lounge

    7. Houston, we have a problem...

    8. Fixing that error

    9. We’re not there yet...

    10. Adding a <meta> tag to specify the content type

    11. Making the validator (and more than a few browsers) happy with a <meta> content tag...

    12. Third time’s the charm?

    13. Changing the DOCTYPE to strict

    14. Do we have validation?

    15. Fixing the nesting problem

    16. One more chance to be strict...

    17. Strict HTML 4.01, grab the handbook

  7. Chapter 7 Moving to XHTML: Putting an ‘X’ into HTML

    1. What is XML?

    2. What does this have to do with HTML?

    3. So why would you want to use XHTML?

    4. You’re much closer to using XHTML than you might think

    5. Going from strict HTML to XHTML 1.0 in three steps

    6. Validation: it’s not just for HTML

    7. HTML or XHTML? The choice is yours...

  8. Chapter 8 Getting Started with CSS: Adding a Little Style

    1. You’re not in Kansas anymore

    2. Overheard on Webville’s “Trading Spaces”

    3. Using CSS with XHTML

    4. Wanna add more style?

    5. Getting CSS into your XHTML

    6. Adding style to the lounge

    7. Cruising with style: the test drive

    8. Style the heading

    9. Let’s put a line under the welcome message too

    10. We have the technology: specifying a second rule, just for the <h1>

    11. So, how do selections really work?

    12. Seeing selectors visually

    13. Getting the Lounge style into the elixirs and directions pages

    14. Creating the “lounge.css” file

    15. Linking from “lounge.html” to the external style sheet

    16. Linking from “elixir.html” and “directions.html” to the external style sheet

    17. Test driving the entire lounge...

    18. It’s time to talk about your inheritance...

    19. What if we move the font up the family tree?

    20. Test drive your new CSS

    21. Overriding inheritance

    22. Test drive

    23. Adding a class to “elixir.html”

    24. Creating a selector for the class

    25. A greentea test drive

    26. Taking classes further...

    27. The world’s smallest & fastest guide to how styles are applied

    28. Making sure the Lounge CSS validates

  9. Chapter 9 Styling with Fonts and Colors: Expanding your Vocabulary

    1. Text and fonts from 30,000 feet

    2. What is a font family anyway?

    3. Specifying font families using CSS

    4. How font-family specifications work

    5. Dusting off Tony’s Journal

    6. Getting Tony a new font-family

    7. Test driving Tony’s new fonts

    8. How do I deal with everyone having different fonts?

    9. Adjusting font sizes

    10. So, how should I specify my font sizes?

    11. Let’s make these changes to the font sizes in Tony’s Web page

    12. Test driving the font sizes

    13. Changing a font’s weight

    14. Test drive the normal weight headings

    15. Adding style to your fonts

    16. Styling Tony’s quotes with a little italic

    17. How do Web colors work?

    18. How do I specify Web colors? Let me count the ways...

    19. The two minute guide to hex codes

    20. How to find Web colors

    21. Back to Tony’s page... We’re going to make the headings orange, and add an underline too

    22. Test drive Tony’s orange headings

    23. Everything you ever wanted to know about text-decorations in less than one page

    24. Removing the underline...

  10. Chapter 10 The Box Model: Getting Intimate with Elements

    1. The lounge gets an upgrade

    2. The new and improved, ultra-stylish lounge

    3. Setting up the new lounge

    4. Starting with a few simple upgrades

    5. A very quick test drive

    6. One more adjustment

    7. Checking out the new line height

    8. Getting ready for some major renovations

    9. A closer look at the box model

    10. What you can do to boxes

    11. Meanwhile back at the lounge...

    12. Creating the guarantee style

    13. A test drive of the paragraph border

    14. Padding, border, and margins for the guarantee

    15. Adding some padding

    16. A test drive with some padding

    17. Now let’s add some margin

    18. A test drive with the margin

    19. Adding a background image

    20. Test driving the background image

    21. Fixing the background image

    22. Another test drive of the background image

    23. How do you add padding only on the left?

    24. Are we there yet?

    25. How do you increase the margin just on the right?

    26. A two-minute guide to borders

    27. Border fit and finish

    28. Congratulations!

    29. The id attribute

    30. But how do I use id in CSS?

    31. Using an id in the lounge

    32. Remixing style sheets

    33. Using multiple style sheets

    34. Style sheets - they’re not just for desktop browsers anymore...

  11. Chapter 11 Divs and Spans: Advanced Web Construction

    1. A close look at the elixirs XHTML

    2. Let’s explore how we can divide a page into logical sections

    3. Meanwhile, back at the lounge...

    4. Taking the <div> for a test drive

    5. Adding a border

    6. An over-the-border test drive

    7. Adding some real style to the elixirs section

    8. The game plan

    9. Working on the elixir width

    10. Test driving the width

    11. Adding the basic styles to the elixirs

    12. Test driving the new styles

    13. We’re almost there...

    14. What are we trying to do?

    15. What we need is a way to select descendants

    16. Changing the color of the elixir headings

    17. A quick test drive...

    18. Fixing the line height

    19. Look what you’ve accomplished...

    20. It’s time to take a little shortcut

    21. But there’s more...

    22. And even more shorthands

    23. Adding <span>s in three easy steps

    24. Steps one and two: adding the <span>s

    25. Step three: styling the <span>s

    26. Test driving the spans

    27. The <a> element and its multiple personalities

    28. How can you style elements based on their state?

    29. Putting those pseudo-classes to work

    30. Test drive the links

    31. Isn’t it about time we talk about the “cascade”?

    32. The cascade

    33. Welcome to the “What’s my specificity game”

    34. Putting it all together

  12. Chapter 12 Layout and Positioning: Arranging Elements

    1. Did you do the Super Brain Power?

    2. Use the flow, Luke

    3. What about inline elements?

    4. How it all works together

    5. One more thing you should know about flow and boxes

    6. How to float an element

    7. Behind the scenes at the lounge

    8. The new Starbuzz

    9. A look at the markup

    10. And a look at the style

    11. Let’s take Starbuzz to the next level

    12. Move the sidebar just below the header

    13. Set the width of the sidebar and float it

    14. Test driving Starbuzz

    15. Fixing the two-column problem

    16. Setting the margin on the main section

    17. Test drive

    18. Uh oh, we have another problem

    19. Back to clearing up the overlap problem

    20. Test drive

    21. Righty tighty, lefty loosey

    22. A quick test drive

    23. Liquid and Frozen Designs

    24. A frozen test drive

    25. What’s the state between liquid and frozen? Jello, of course!

    26. Test driving with a tank of jello

    27. How absolute positioning works

    28. Another example of absolute positioning

    29. Using absolute positioning

    30. Changing the Starbuzz CSS

    31. Now we just need to rework the main <div>

    32. Time for the absolute test drive

    33. What can we do? Or, can’t you just tell me how to do a two-column layout that doesn’t break?

    34. One tradeoff you can make to fix the footer

    35. Positioning the award

    36. A small glitch

    37. One more thing you should know about absolute positioning

    38. How does fixed positioning work?

    39. Putting the coupon on the page

    40. Putting the coupon on the page

    41. Using a negative left property value

    42. A rather positive, negative test drive

    43. Getting relative

    44. The test drive

    45. To three-columns and beyond...

  13. Chapter 13 Tables and More Lists: Getting Tabular

    1. How do you make tables with XHTML?

    2. How to create a table using XHTML

    3. What the browser creates

    4. Tables dissected

    5. Adding a caption and a summary

    6. Test drive... and start thinking about style

    7. Before we start styling, let’s get the table into Tony’s page

    8. Now let’s style the table

    9. Taking the styled tables for a test drive

    10. Getting those borders to collaspe

    11. How about some color?

    12. How about some color in the table rows?

    13. Did we mention that Tony made an interesting discovery in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico?

    14. Another look at Tony’s table

    15. How to tell cells to span more than one row

    16. The new and improved table

    17. Trouble in paradise?

    18. Test driving the nested table

    19. Overriding the CSS for the nested table headings

    20. Giving Tony’s site the final polish

    21. Giving the list some style

    22. What if you want a custom marker?

  14. Chapter 14 XHTML Forms: Getting Interactive

    1. How forms work

    2. How forms work in the browser

    3. What you write in XHTML

    4. What the browser creates

    5. How the form element works

    6. What can go in a form?

    7. What can go in a form? (Part II)

    8. Getting ready to build the Bean Machine form

    9. Figuring out what goes in the form element

    10. Adding the form element

    11. How form element names work

    12. Back to getting those <input> elements into your XHTML

    13. A form-al test drive

    14. Adding some more input elements to your form

    15. Adding the <select> element

    16. Test driving the <select> element

    17. Give the customer a choice of whole or ground beans

    18. Punching the radio buttons

    19. Completing the form

    20. Adding the checkboxes and text area

    21. The final test drive

    22. Watching GET in action

    23. To Table or Not to Table? That’s the question...

    24. Getting the form elements into a table

    25. Test driving a very tabular form

    26. Styling the form and the table with CSS

    27. The final test drive

    28. What more could possibly go into a form?

    29. Congratulations! You made it to the end

  1. Appendix Leftovers: The Top Ten Topics (we didn’t cover)

    1. #1 More Selectors

    2. #2 Frames

    3. #3 Multimedia & Flash

    4. #4 Tools for Creating Web Pages

    5. #5 Client-side Scripting

    6. #6 Server-side Scripting

    7. #7 Tuning for Search Engines

    8. #8 More about Style Sheets for Printing

    9. #9 Pages for Mobile Devices

    10. #10 Blogs