Murach’s HTML, XHTML, and CSS
- Paperback: 506 pages
- Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates (July 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781890774578
- ISBN-13: 978-1890774578
Murach’s HTML, XHTML, and CSS
Whether you’re just starting out in web development or you’d like to update your existing skills, this book gets you off to a fast start! In fact, in just the first 6 chapters, you’ll learn more about web development than you can from most full books. By the end of this crash course, you’ll be developing web pages the professional way, with HTML or XHTML for the content and CSS for the formatting and page layout. That includes sophisticated page layouts that require the use of the box model, floating, and positioning.
In the last section, now that you know how to develop web pages, you’ll learn how to design an entire web site using today’s best practices. You’ll also learn how to deploy your web site, and how to get it into the major search engines and directories. When you’re done, you’ll have all the perspective and skills you need to develop professional web pages.
In just the first 6 chapters of this book, you’ll learn more about web development than you can from most full books.
It’s true! In fact, by the end of the crash course in Section 1, you’ll be developing web pages the way today’s best professionals do.
That means you’ll be using HTML/XHTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) in tandem: HTML/XHTML to provide and identify the various elements of content on the web page (headings, paragraphs, images, etc.) and CSS to format and lay out the elements. You’ll be amazed at the sophisticated pages you’ll be producing, including those that require the use of the CSS box model, floating, and positioning.
But that’s just the start. In Section 2, you’ll see how to refine your web pages with the features that users expect today. That includes:
- Adding Flash, audio, and video to your pages
- Formatting your web content for easy printing
- Adapting your pages to display on mobile devices
The chapters in this section are independent of each other, and each focuses on the how-tos of a single feature. So you can go to whatever topic you need to learn next, whenever you need to learn it.
Finally, Section 3 rounds out your skills with chapters on web design and deployment. Once you have a good grasp of how to develop web pages, you can understand the kinds of decisions you have to make in designing a site, and chapter 14 shows you how to do that using today’s best practices. Then, chapter 15 shows you not only how to deploy your site on a web server, but how to get the site indexed on the major search engines and directories.
So whether you’re new to web development or whether you’ve been frustrated by the slow pace and gaping holes in the other training you’ve tried, this book is for YOU.
About the Author
Anne Boehm has over 30 years of experience as an enterprise programmer. She got started with Visual Basic in the days of VB5, and has been programming on .NET since its inception. In the past 5 years, she’s added C# to her programming repertoire, and she’s authored or co-authored books on Visual Basic, C#, ADO.NET, and ASP.NET.Murach\'s HTML, XHTML, and CSS (281)