HTML 4.0 CD with JavaScript

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9780130957832: HTML 4.0 CD with JavaScript

Build a great Web site. Demonstrates the proven techniques you need to build state-of-the-art multimedia Web sites - & gives you HTML 4 & JavaScript tools & templates for delivering perfect pages fast. Paper. CD-ROM included.

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HTML 4.0 CD with JavaScript for Windows 95, 98, and NT is a Web-page designer's companion that discusses advanced HTML features such as multimedia, cascading style sheets (CSS), and Java applets. Author Vivian Neou begins with an introduction to HTML that presents the basic structure of HTML documents. Then she dives into the particulars with a discussion of basic body elements, lists, hyperlinks, tables, and frames. HTML tags and attributes are frequently summarized in shaded tables throughout the book for easy reference. The subsequent chapters discuss how to embed graphics, work with multimedia elements, and interact with users via forms in your Web pages.

The book eventually moves into advanced and powerful topics such as cookies and CSS--constructs that help deliver a sophisticated and highly customized look and feel to your Web sites. The author then introduces scripting and features a series of five complete JavaScript examples to illustrate some common approaches.

The bundled CD-ROM includes a number of utility programs, including an HTML editor, an image-map builder, tools for animating GIF images, and Perl for server-side Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting. This title is a solid desktop tool for any Web-page creator. --Stephen Plain

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Introduction Within a few years, the World Wide Web (WWW) has propelled the Internet from its roots as a communication and research medium used by a small community of academic and military personnel into a global resource used by millions of people. If you are thinking about buying this book, you probably have an interest in adding to the resources available on the Web. You've come to the right place. This book provides guidance for your Web project - whether you plan to create an extensive site to advertise your company's products or simply want to put up some pictures of your new puppy to show friends and relatives. Besides HTML 4.0, this book also covers JavaScript 1.2, cascading style sheets, vendor extensions to HTML, and an overview of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI). I provide guidelines for finding a place to host your Web site and explain how to load your site onto the Internet. Why You Need This Book There is an ever-increasing number of products on the market that can automatically create an HTML document. You may be wondering why you need to buy a book about HTML when you could simply buy a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor to do the work for you. Unfortunately, when it comes to HTML, WYSIWYG is really WYSMBWYG (What You See Might Be What You Get). A WYSIWYG editor won't tell you when it has added HTML tags to your document that will make it illegible in some browsers. An editor won't suggest ways to get around this problem, and an editor won't warn you when the beautiful layout you struggled to create will look like an elementary school kid's first attempt at a Web page under some browsers. Whether you are a computer novice or an experienced programmer, this book will guide you around those pitfalls and more. What Is HTML? The Web has put many gigabytes of digital information just a few mouse clicks away from the average Internet user. This information is stored in documents (also known as Web pages) and may contain text, images, video, audio, and even executable programs. In addition, Web documents often have embedded cross-references or links to other Web documents. This automatic cross-linking of documents to other relevant documents is called hypertext. Documents on the Web are written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML). If you want to make your own documents available through the Web, you need to learn how to use this language. Because the Web links data presented in many media, it is really a hypermedia system. For example, a document on the Web about tandem bicycles may include pictures of the author's bicycle, a recording of A Bicycle Built for Two, and some information about spoke tension in wheels. The author of the document may know of another document located elsewhere on the Internet that has extensive information about bicycle wheels. Rather than quoting the other document or merely listing its location, the author of the tandem document can make a link to the document about wheels. Now, when reading the tandem document, the reader can click (or issue the appropriate command) on the link to view the wheel document. Even if you do not plan to publish documents on the Internet, HTML can still be useful. Documents written in HTML can be viewed on almost all computer platforms thanks to the vast number of WWW browsers available (both free and commercial versions) for almost every type of computer system. Thus, HTML is an excellent choice for authoring on-line manuals or company documents for in-house use. The HTML Number Jumble Like most other things in the computer world, HTML has gone through many revisions. Some revisions have been given official blessing by a standards committee, others have been vendor initiated, and still others were proposed but never gained official recognition. Thus, there is HTML 2.0, HTML 2.0 with Netscape extensions, HTML with Microsoft Internet Explorer extensions, HTML 3.2, HTML 4.0, Dynamic HTML, and so on. If all these numbers haven't completely confused you yet, you should also know that HTML conforms to the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) standard, which is an international standard (ISO 8879) for defining structured document types and the markup languages used to represent those document types. The latest entry in the HTML version game is HTML 4.0, which is the version covered in this book. Merely knowing the official word on HTML is not enough though, so I'll also tell you when features that are unique to this version of HTML should be avoided. Even this is not enough because different browsers support different versions. I will guide you through the morass of HTML versions and vendor-specific extensions so that you can create documents that will be presented in the best possible manner for your audience. Scripting, Java Applets, and ActiveX An additional layer of interactivity was introduced to the Web through the addition of browser support for a number of scripting languages and embedded programs. These languages and programs allow more information to be processed directly by the browser, making response to user requests more dynamic. The most popular and widely supported scripting language for the Web is JavaScript. Incorporating JavaScript in your HTML documents will allow you to add even greater levels of interaction to your documents. As with HTML, there are several versions of JavaScript. This book covers JavaScript version 1.2 and explains how to create scripts so that browsers that support only earlier versions of JavaScript will not have problems with scripts that include newer features. I'll also cover the use of Java applets and ActiveX controls and explain how to control them through scripting. Cascading Style Sheets Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) complement HTML by providing layout and additional presentational control for Web documents. Style sheets provide a mechanism for authors to set specific presentational information such as font faces and colors for HTML elements. This book covers CSS, level 1 along with the positioning elements that were introduced in CSS level 2. I'll show you how to create your own style sheets and will explain which parts of the CSS standards are supported by commonly used browsers, and which parts aren't. Dynamic HTML When used together these pieces - HTML, scripting, and cascading style sheets - are often known as dynamic HTML. This book will show you how to create documents in dynamic HTML. What This Book Can Do for You By the time you have finished reading this book, you should be able to create sophisticated, snazzy-looking documents in HTML. You'll learn about all the basic formatting commands, as well as how to use links and forms. I'll also teach you how to add pictures and sound to your documents. I go beyond the plain mechanics of document creation - I also show you how to organize and lay out your documents so that they look as good as possible. I'll introduce you to the basics of JavaScript and lead you through several basic scripts - including a simple database and an order form verifier. You'll find all of the examples on the CD, so you can incorporate them into your documents. But that's not all! I also show you how to convert existing documents into HTML. Best of all, you will find the tools to do all of these things on the included CD - you don't need to get anything else to produce and publish HTML documents. Conventions Used in This Book When I refer to actions within browsers, I will say to "click" on the item. If you are not using a mouse with your browser (for example, if you are using a line-mode browser), you should use the command that is equivalent to "cicking"on an item with a mouse. HTML is not case-sensitive, but for consistency, HTML tags in the examples in this book are displayed in uppercase letters. I use a couple of icons throughout the book to point out important information. The tips icon points out useful tips and tricks. You should pay close attention when you see this icon. I used a warning icon to draw your attention to areas where you can get into trouble. Contents of the CD This book comes with a cornucopia of HTML tools. You will find everything you need to turn a PC into a complete HTML authoring and publishing system. Here's a summary of the CD's contents. HTML and Style Sheet Editors: CoffeeCup HTML Editor++ 98 - One of the best web page creation tools around. CoffeeCup StyleSheet Maker++ - A great tool that vastly simplifies the process of creating style sheets. CGI Software: Perl, a popular scripting language for CGI applications Example Perl CGI applications Utilities: MapThis!, a free image-map maker Gif Construction Set, a tool to create animated GIFs and much more Graphic Workshop, an image creation and manipulation tool HTML Document Treasure Chest: One of the best ways to learn about HTML is to look at HTML documents. I've provided a "treasure chest" of HTML pages, including: Templates for personal home pages Sample business home page templates JavaScript examples HTML element demonstration pages so you can see how different HTML elements look in different browsers Form templates (order forms and response forms) HTML document to

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