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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies

HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Andy Harris
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A new edition of a bestseller covers the latest advances in web development!

HTML5 and CSS3 are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and boast updates and enhanced features that can make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know about each of these technologies and their latest versions so that you can use them together. Building on the bestselling formats of the first two editions, this new edition teaches you the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, and then presents ways for using them with JavaScript, MySQL, and Ajax to create websites that work.

  • Covers using JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Ajax in the context of programming dynamic web pages with CSS3 and HTML5
  • Includes self-contained minibooks that review HTML, CSS, design and layout, client-side JavaScript, Ajax and server-side, and putting it all together
  • Examines new web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards
  • Features a website that contains supporting materials including code and several valuable programs that are useful for web development

HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as the perfect reference for both web development beginners and seasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get the most out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.

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Creating the HTML Foundation Styling with CSS Building Layouts with CSS Client–Side Programming with JavaScript Server–Side Programming with PHP Managing Data with MySQL Integrating the Client and Server with AJAX Moving from Pages to Sites Create a great–looking website with your own content, using free tools The Internet is not only cool and increasingly essential to our way of life, its also open to everyone! With this book and the free software tools on the companion website, you have everything you need to create great–looking, interactive web pages that take advantage of technologies such as JavaScript, PHP, and AJAX. What are you waiting for? The web untangled learn to build basic HTML web pages, manage information, work with fonts, and add images, sound, and video Go for style use CSS to style text, define borders and backgrounds, work with animations, and build floating page layouts Be a data diva discover how databases are created; then set up and manage a reliable one with MySQL Clean up with AJAX build AJAX connections and use jQuery to enhance the user interface and improve usability Turn pages into sites plan a site, work with content management systems, edit graphics, and more Open the book and find: The basic structure of web pages Tips on tools Ways to manage information Web standards and how to use them What to do with selectors, classes, and styles Basic and alternative layout strategies How to set up and manage a database Help clarifying what you want your website to do

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9798 KB
  • Print Length: 987 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118289382
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (8 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EFB467I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,783 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased the Kindle Edition of this book when it was first released. I expect that the physical book is quite large but I haven't yet seen it in any bookshops.

My previous experience of HTML was an option course taken at university back in 1998. I've dabbled in web design over the years having worked in the IT industry i.e. I already knew how to write basic HTML and CSS style sheets and already had a domain name and web host set up.

Having said that, this book is well written and would be suitable for someone with no experience of creating a website. It will walk you through the basics.

I like that it covers essentially everything you would need to know - HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL. It's a book that will last a long time in that sense. Once you've worked through this, you will have a good grounding.

In hindsight, I wish I had purchased the print version as it's sometimes nice to be able to 'flip backwards and forwards' and highlight useful sections using post it notes!

Rather than simply working through the book using the example code, I would recommend beginning to create your website from the very first chapter. This makes it relevant to you and should keep you interested through the tougher sections.

All in all an absolute bargain. I don't often write reviews on here but this book deserves one. Buy it today!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is a huge book with lots of useful information, covering just about everything you need to get a website online. However, I think it's failed to live up to its title "HTML5 and CSS3".

From my limited studies, HTML5 philosophy can be condensed into a separation of 1) content and meaning (semantics), which is encompassed within the HTML and 2) style, which is encompassed within CSS.

There are many new HTML5 tags which help this semantic definition of data, eg. <nav> for navigation areas, <cite> for the title of a work, <q> for an inline quotation. If followed, this should make it easier for future technologies to parse web content for meaningful information. This book fails to follow this philosophy in its examples. In many places, some of the new tags are mentioned, but the examples are mostly pre-HTML5 code. For example, there are many places where navigation lists are defined, but they are coded within <div> tags. Most of the subdivision examples use <div> tags rather than more semantically useful tags like <section> or <header>.

There are also some examples of CSS stylings that don't appear in the CSS3 spec., for example text-stroke which is a browser specific affect. I've bought a CSS3 manual because I want to use browser independant coding. It can't get much worse than this.

In summary, this is a good book if you want to learn how to get a website online, but it's a poor book on HTML5. I feel it's an old HTML book which has had some new information added, when it should have been rewritten. I don't know if the author missed the point or was lazy.

A little information about where I'm coming from. I want to build my own website, so I'm learning the technologies needed to get online.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book just what i needed 13 Mar 2014
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great book. It is very informative handles html, css, javascript, php, sql and jquery. great reference book for beginners. recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars Duplicate Content 30 July 2014
By Jontius
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I felt that after reading the first few chapters, it was almost word for word a copy of the previous edition, "HTML and CCS....". I therefore returned it as I felt it was an expensive outlay for a book which in effect I had already purchased, but with an update for the latest imlemented standards of HTML and CSS.
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By jacq
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I am enjoying this book very much.I find it easy to follow and can solve my mistakes easily.Great fun.
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