Principles of HTML, XHTML, and DHTML: The Web Technologies Series, 1st Edition

  • Don Gosselin
  • ISBN-10: 0538474610  |  ISBN-13: 9780538474610
  • 700 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
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This text gives equal treatment to both HTML and XHTML, covering all new HTML 5 features while highlighting the differences between the languages. The book will also include enhanced coverage of DHTML, as HTML, X/HTML, and DHTML are commonly taught in the same course. Each chapter provides clear, non-technical explanations of the important concepts and techniques of a particular language or tool. The focus, however, is on learning-by-doing as students complete typical Web authoring tasks, such as adding tables to Web pages.

Features and Benefits

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of HTML, XHTML, or CSS; this text is ideal for the beginning Web programmer.
  • Offers extensive diagrams and tables that help readers to visualize common components and relationships.
  • Displays code examples in a consistent format, including brief code snippets as well as more complete code listings.
  • Provides extensive end-of-chapter material such as Reinforcement Exercises, Comprehension Checks, and Discovery Projects.
  • Includes coverage of advanced topics such as the use of JavaScript, how to incorporate multimedia and executable content into a Web page, how to organize and define XML, and how to use Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Web Page Development.
2. Building, Linking, Publishing Basic Web Pages.
3. Working with Text and Images.
4. Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets.
5. Building Tables and Lists.
6. Gathering Data with Forms.
7. Incorporating Multimedia and Executable Content.
8. Introduction to JavaScript.
9. Building Arrays and Control Structures.
10. Manipulating the Browser Object Model.
11. Validating Form Data with JavaScript.
12. Overview of the Document Object Model (DOM).
13. Creating Dynamic HTML (DHTML).
14. Developing Web Pages for Mobile Devices.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Don Gosselin

Don Gosselin is a technical communications expert with more than 20 years of experience, including application development, technical writing, training, and curriculum development. In addition to JavaScript, he has written or contributed to textbooks on Java programming, Microsoft Visual C++, Web design technologies, Web programming languages, XHTML, PHP programming with MySQL, and ASP.NET programming with C# and SQL Server.