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Want to build a killer Web site? Want to make it easy to keep your site up to date? You'll need to know how CSS, HTML, and XHTML work together.HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes that easy too! These eight minibooks get you started, explain standards, and help you connect all the dots to create sites with pizzazz. This handy, one-stop guide catches you up on XHTML basics and CSS fundamentals. You'll learn how to work with Positionable CSS to create floating elements, margins, and multi-column layouts, and you'll get up to speed on client-side programming with JavaScript. You'll also get the low-down on server side programming with PHP, creating a database with MySQL, and using Ajax on both client and server sides. You'll find out how to:Use templates and validatorsManage information with lists and tablesTurn lists of links into button barsAdd style color and bordersCreate variables for dataAdd motion with basic DOM animationWork with arraysAdd Flash functionality with AFLAXBuild and manage a multipage siteChoose and run your own server You don't need expensive or complicated software or a super-powerful computer to build a Web site that does all sorts of amazing things. All you need is a text editor and the clear, step-by-step guidance you'll find inHTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies.Introduction.Book I: Creating the XHTML Foundation. Chapter 1: Sound HTML Foundations. Chapter 2: It’s All about Validation. Chapter 3: Choosing Your Tools. Chapter 4: Managing Information with Lists and Tables. Chapter 5: Making Connections with Links. Chapter 6: Adding Images. Chapter 7: Creating Forms.Book II: Styling with CSS. Chapter 1: Coloring Your World. Chapter 2: Styling Text. Chapter 3: Selectors, Class, and Style. Chapter 4: Borders and Backgrounds. Chapter 5: Levels of CSS.Book III: Using Positional CSS for Layout. Chapter 1: Fun with the Fabulous Float. Chapter 2: Building Floating Page Layouts. Chapter 3: Styling Lists and Menus. Chapter 4: Using Alternative Positioning.Book IV: Client-Side Programming with JavaScript. Chapter 1: Getting Started with JavaScript. Chapter 2: Making Decisions with Conditions. Chapter 3: Loops and Debugging. Chapter 4: Functions and Arrays. Chapter 5: Talking to the Page. Chapter 6: Getting Valid Input. Chapter 7: Animating Your Pages.Book V: Server-Side Programming with PHP. Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Server. Chapter 2: Generating HTML with PHP. Chapter 3: PHP and XHTML Forms. Chapter 4: Control Structures. Chapter 5: Working with Arrays. Chapter 6: Using Functions and Session Variables. Chapter 7: Working with Files and Directories. Chapter 8: Connecting to a MySQL Database.Book VI: Databases with MySQL. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Data. Chapter 2: Managing Data with SQL. Chapter 3: Normalizing Your Data. Chapter 4: Putting Data Together with Joins.Book VII: Into the Future with AJAX. Chapter 1: AJAX Essentials. Chapter 2: Improving JavaScript with jQuery. Chapter 3: Animating with jQuery. Chapter 4: Sending and Receiving Data.Book VIII: Moving from Web Pages to Web Sites. Chapter 1: Managing Your Servers. Chapter 2: Moving from Pages to Sites. Chapter 3: Introducing Content Management Systems. Chapter 4: Taking Control of Content.Appendix A: What’s on the CD.Index.Andy Harris began his teaching life as a special education teacher. As he was teaching young adults with severe disabilities, he taught himself enough computer programming to support his teaching habit with freelance programming. Those were the exciting days when computers started to have hard drives, and some computers began communicating with each other over an arcane mechanism some were calling the Internet. All this time Andy was teaching computer science part time. He joined the faculty of the Indiana University/Purdue University— Indianapolis Computer Science department in 1995. He serves
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