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Sams Teach Yourself HTML & XHTML in 24 Hours, 6th Edition

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  • The latest edition of the worlds leading entry-level HTML tutorial—Builds on the proven content that has helped more than 400,000 beginners master HTML and XHTML.
    • Students get information that has been proven successful, and reflects extensive refinement through six editions.

  • NEW - Fully updated to reflect the latest Web technologies and techniques.
    • Teaches students techniques they will be able to utilize for many years to come.

  • NEW - Extensive improvements and refinementsIncluding new examples and a full chapter answering readers “most-asked” questions.
    • Students learn from contemporary examples, and more of their key questions are anticipated and answered.

  • NEW - Thoroughly integrated Web site—Contains all sample files and allows students to watch tasks performed step-by-step.
    • Students find it easier than ever to follow along and get visual help when they need it.

  • Workshop quizzes and exercises at the end of every chapter—Includes exercises and quizzes that can easily be tailored to the needs of specific courses and instructors.
    • Provides constant feedback and reinforcement to ensure that students understand the material they are learning.

  • Rapid jumpstart—Walks through the complete publishing process in the first few chapters.
    • Helps students get results fast, as they learn foundational material they can build upon.

  • Broad coverage of every technique beginners need to master—Covers text, links, graphics, colors, backgrounds, image maps, page design/layout, tables, forms, multimedia, and much more.
    • Gives students a single source for all the information they need to build sites that achieve their goals.

  • Detailed coverage of page layout utilizing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
    • Helps students build efficient, easy-to-maintain pages using technologies that are becoming increasingly dominant.

  • Extensive coverage of dynamic Web pages for non-programmers.
    • Helps beginning students leverage the power of dynamic Web pages without writing code.

  • Thorough discussions of organizing and managing sites.
    • Helps students go beyond HTML to understand the issues and processes involved in structuring, deploying, and updating Web sites.

  • Full chapters on XML and on delivering Web content to a wide range of “non-PC” devices.
    • Helps students prepare for the future of the Web and for the XML-based business applications they will either use or develop.


  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 6th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32520-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32520-5

Sams Teach Yourself HTML and XHTML in 24 Hours is a carefully organized well-written tutorial that teaches the beginning Web page author just what he needs to know in order to get a Web page up in the shortest time possible.

The book covers only those HTML and XHTML tags and technologies that are likely to be used on a beginner's Web page, and it is organized in a logical step-by-step order that reflects the natural progression in a new Web page author will follow in developing a Web site.

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Table of Contents



Hour 1. Understanding HTML and XHTML.
Hour 2. Create a Web Page Right Now.
Hour 3. Linking to Other Web Pages.
Hour 4. Publishing Your HTML Pages.


Hour 5. Basic Text Alignment and Formatting.
Hour 6. Advanced Text Formatting.
Hour 7. Creating Text Links.


Hour 8. Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics.
Hour 9. Putting Graphics on a Web Page.
Hour 10. Custom Backgrounds and Colors.
Hour 11. Graphical Links and Imagemaps.


Hour 12. Page Design and Layout.
Hour 13. Advanced Layout with Tables.
Hour 14. Formatting Pages with Style Sheets.
Hour 15. Making the Most of Style Sheets.
Hour 16. Multi-Page Layout with Frames.


Hour 17. Web Page Scripting for Non-Programmers.
Hour 18. Setting Pages in Motion with Dynamic HTML.
Hour 19. Gathering Information with HTML Forms.
Hour 20. Embedding Multimedia in Web Pages.


Hour 21. Organizing and Managing a Web Site.
Hour 22. Helping People Find Your Web Pages.
Hour 23. Using XML to Describe Data.
Hour 24. Planning for the Future of HTML.


Appendix A. Readers' Most Frequently Asked Questions.
Appendix B. HTML Learning Resources on the Internet.
Appendix C. Complete HTML 4 and XHTML 1 Quick Reference
Appendix D. Migrating from HTML to XHTML.


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