Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference
From the Back Cover
If you want to get into developing web sites, the most important thing you need is a solid understanding of Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML—the language that the majority of web site content is written in.
This book is forward-thinking because all the featured code and techniques are standards compliant and demonstrate best practices—so you won`t waste time on outdated, bad techniques. Your web pages will work properly in most web browsers and be accessible to web users with disabilities, easily locatable with popular search engines, and compact in file size.
Pick up a copy of this book because it:
- Teaches standards-compliant HTMLnot outdated techniques
- Includes reference sections for you to easily look up syntax
- Doesn`t require previous programming experience for comprehension
Summary of ContentsPART ONE: OOP AND ACTIONSCRIPT
- Chapter 1: Introduction to OOP
- Chapter 2: Programming Concepts
- Chapter 3: ActionScript 3.0 Programming
- Chapter 4: Planning
- Chapter 5: Project Workflow
- Chapter 6: Best Practices
- Chapter 7: Working with Flex 2
- Chapter 8: Encapsulation
- Chapter 9: Classes
- Chapter 10: Inheritance
- Chapter 11: Polymorphism
- Chapter 12: Interfaces
- Chapter 13: Design Patterns
- Chapter 14: Case Study: An OOP Media Player
- Chapter 15: Manager Classes
- Chapter 16: UI Widgets
- Chapter 17: OOP Animation and Effects
- Chapter 18: Exchanging Data Between Components
- Chapter 19: Communication Between Flash and the Browser
- Chapter 20: Server Communication (XML and Web Services)
- Chapter 21: Case Study: Slideshow Engine
Who is this book for?
Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference by David Schultz and Craig Cook is a concise beginners guide to learning html, css, and xhtml conforming to the latest standards. It shows you the value of understanding the history, the basics, and the semantics of HTML. Through each of the eleven chapters the authors walk through the basics and foundation of HTML using well-presented and clear text.
It is important to note that nothing found in this book is earth-shattering, however, if you are new to HTML, this book will give you the proper start you need to begin developing right away and will help you understand the tools available to you as you craft your markup. You will learn about the tags available, their available attributes and purposes, and how to finely tune these into a semantic layout that ultimately gives your content more meaning.
If you are known to the subject, it still could be useful to you as a reference since it covers all these troublesome syntax details, such as HTML elements, CSS properties, elements of the XHTML 1.0 Strict specification, entity references and more, all keeping up to the latest web standards.