HTML: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
By Bill Kennedy, Chuck Musciano
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 1997
Pages: 552

Netscape Navigator 4.0! Internet Explorer 4.0! HTML 3.2! JavaScript! Style sheets! Layers! HTML is changing so fast it's almost impossible to keep up with developments. How do you know what's real, and how do you use it? This book brings it all together for you. HTML: The Definitive Guide is the most comprehensive book available on HTML today. It covers the latest standard, HTML 3.2, and all of the features supported by every popular Web browser, including the latest editions of Netscape and Internet Explorer.

Learning HTML is like learning any new language, computer or human. Most students first immerse themselves in examples. Studying others is a natural way to learn, making learning easy and fun. Imitation can take you only so far, though. It's as easy to learn bad habits through imitation as it is to acquire good ones. The better way to become HTML-fluent is through a comprehensive reference that covers the language syntax, semantics, and variations in detail and helps you distinguish between good and bad usage.

HTML: The Definitive Guide helps you both ways: the authors cover every element of HTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. Many hints about HTML style help you accomplish a variety of tasks, from simple online documentation to complex marketing and sales presentations. With hundreds of examples, the book gives you models for writing your own effective Web pages and mastering advanced features, like style sheets and frames.

HTML: The Definitive Guide shows you how to:

  • Use style sheets and layers to control a document's appearance
  • Create tables, from simple to complex
  • Use Netscape's frames to coordinate sets of documents
  • Design and build interactive forms
  • Insert images, sound files, video, applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create dynamic documents with server-push and client-pull

A handy quick reference card listing HTML tags is included.

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