The opening section XML/XHTML/HTML Magic is a crash course on the skills readers should have in order to attempt the projects in this book. Subsequent chapters instruct readers on how to use the markup languages to create a variety of common web sites. Within the context of each site construction project, similar subheadings are used to standardize the coverage of HTML, XML, and XHTML.
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I. MARKUP.About Web Markup: XML, HTML, XHTML.
What Is HTML? The Influence of XML. Transitioning from HTML to XHTML. Features of XHTML. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets. More Magic.
II. POPULAR SITES.Updating a Daily News Site.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Structuring the Site. Constructing an Online News Site. How It Works. Prepare a Site Sketch. Setting Up the Document. Implementing the Layout. Constructing the Table of Contents Column. Adding Primary Content. Completing the Table. More Magic.Managing a Weekly Publication.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Structuring the Site. Creating the Frameset. Creating the Internal Pages. Adding a Simple Style Sheet for Brand Consistency. Printing from Frames. More Magic. Creating a Logo in Photoshop.Showcasing a Visual Design.
III. PROFESSIONAL SITES.Building a Site with Community Feedback.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Structuring the Site. Get Organized. Building the Frameset. Building the Header Page. Adding the Menu. Building the Sub Menu. Creating the Main Content Page. Adding a Viewer Comment Section. Creating the External Style Sheet. More Magic.Creating a Complex Community Site.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Structuring the Site. How It Works. Installing Apache. Installing PHP. Configure and Test Apache/PHP. Create the Comment Form. Add CSS to the Visitor's Comments. More Magic.Setting Up a Storefront.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Tailoring Your CSS for the Browser Type. Fixing the Netscape 4 CSS Bug. Creating a Layout Grid with Tables. Creating a Solid Border. Setting Link Appearance with CSS. Modifying a Graphic Button with CSS. Formatting Text From a Database. Adding a Search Form. More Magic.Providing Online Customer Support.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Formatting Search Fields. Drop-Down Menu. FAQs: Anchoring Questions to Answers. Pop-Up Help Windows. Adding a Subject to a MailTo Link. More Magic.Creating an Information-Based Site.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. Structuring the Site. How It Works. Designing a Page Layout. Hiding the Table of Contents. Setting up the Search Form. Laying Out the Directory and News Headlines. More Magic.XML for the Wireless Web.
Project Snapshot. Technical Specs. How It Works. Set Up Apache and PHP. Installing MySQL and Configuring MySQL Support. Setting up the Client-Side Development Environment. Creating the Data Model and Database Tables. Designing Your Application. Building Your Application. Testing the Application. More Magic.Index.