The Best Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS by Patrick Griffiths.
Do you find reading the HTML and CSS specifications a bit boring or uninspiring? Do you think the W3C could have done well to include just a little bit of humour in those documents? Then this book is for you.
For readers who want to design Web pages that load quickly, are easy to update, accessible to all, work on all browsers and can be quickly adapted to different media, this comprehensive guide represents the best way to go about it.
HTML Dog consists of three parts. The first part is the normal chapter based book that walks the reader through the various aspects of using XHTML and CSS. Yes, XHTML, not HTML – the book is entirely focused on XHTML.
The ten chapters of part one explain how to make proper use of XHTML and which element to use for what as well as how to style the result with CSS. Structuring and styling text, creating links (and making sure they are accessible), CSS layout, how to use lists, and how to create accessible and usable tables and forms are some topics that are covered.
At the end (well, the last third of the book) are two extensive appendixes. The first appendix lists and explains the attributes and elements (with a few exceptions) included in XHTML 1.0 Strict, while the second one covers the properties of CSS 2.1. Both are handy references for working offline.
So By focusing on the ways the two languages – XHTML and CSS–complement each other, Web design pro Patrick Griffiths provides the fastest, most efficient way of accomplishing specific Web design tasks. With Web standards best practices at its heart, it outlines how to do things the right way from the outset, resulting in highly optimized web pages, in a quicker, easier, less painful way than users could hope for!
There are a few minor problems, such as a slight misuse of the word “tag” and a couple of incorrectly named selectors, but overall this is a good and entertaining book that does its job at encouraging best practices. Recommended.
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➥To be honest, I didn’t appreciate this book when I first took the class because I was so new to HTML/CSS, but after a couple classes I decided to go back over it and am REALLY appreciating it’s value. I like it better than the book my last instructor said every web designer has.
➥This was a good book for diving into XHTML and CSS. IT lays a great foundation for those wishing to learn all about HTML and CSS. The author does a good job of explaining everything as well.
➥Great for reference material.
➥I spent some time really digging into other books in this category (library) with the intention of getting up to speed with modern web coding and best practices. I found this text to be the most useful, both as a learning resource and future reference guide and so, HTML Dog is now on my shelf. Note: The book is meant as a companion to an extensive online archive, and works well in this regard, as the more gimmicky (read: “fad”) techniques are best excluded from the printed text.
HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS.
⏩Publisher: New Riders
⏩Author: Patrick Griffiths
⏩Size 11.3 MB
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