Web Standards Programmer's Reference
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and PHP
By Steven M. Schafer
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: October 2005
Pages: 840

Web Standards

HTML, CSS, JavaScript,® Perl, Python,® and PHP

Serving as both a "how-to" guide and a reference, this book is one-stop reading for all the essential Web standards—XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, CGI with Perl and Python, and PHP. In today's web environment, professional web coders and serious enthusiasts need to create documents and scripts that comply with published standards so your content can be viewed on as many web-capable platforms as possible. This book teaches the standards and technologies necessary to achieve that desired result.

Packed with examples for learning each of these standard technologies and followed by detailed references to each language, this book provides a total package for moving your web publishing to current standards-based coding.

What you will learn from this book

  • A solid background and understanding of HTML and applying XHTML to format specific document elements
  • Using CSS to select and format text, margins, colors, and other elements and position them on the page
  • Applying JavaScript for client-side scripting and dynamic content delivery
  • Using server scripts and CGI with the popular Perl and Python languages
  • Publishing rich, dynamic content using the PHP scripting language
  • The importance of following web standards to ensure compatibility with as many user agents as possible, including Internet Explorer, the increasingly important and popular Firefox, and the latest crop of mobile platforms
  • How to avoid browser-specific code and deprecated tags and attributes that cause your documents to be unusable for many users

Who this book is for

The book is for programmers and web coders who want to learn web standards-compliant coding.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply these tools to your development projects today.

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