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You too can become a Web wizard! Here's how to go from simple pages to super sites
Contemplating your first dip into Web page creation, or ready to take your sites to the next level? All you need are these eight minibooks. Newbies can start at the beginning for a complete understanding of basic page creation with HTML5, XHTML, and CSS. If you've been there and done that, jump ahead to managing data with MySQL, building AJAX connections, and more!
Lay the foundation — build the skeleton of your pages with XHTML, use CSS to add color and formatting, and create dynamic buttons or menus
Serve it up — move to the server and use PHP to program responses to Web requests or connect to databases
Manage data — set up a secure data server and create a reliable and trustworthy data back-end for your site
Explore AJAX — learn the essentials of AJAX, how to add events and animation, and cool ways to use the UI library
Create super sites — understand clients and servers, work with content management systems, and more
Open the book and find:
The basics of building XHTML documents
What to do with selectors, classes, and styles
How to build flexible layouts
Tips on using HTML5
Secrets of managing files and directories
All about SQL coding
AJAX essentials and how to add events with jQuery
The advantages of a Content Management System
Bonus CD Includes
Firefox browser plus valuable extensions and plugins
Aptana programmer's editor that simplifies the process
XAMPP, an easy-to-install server package
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/htmlxhtmlandcssaiofd2e for code and other supporting materials
8 books in
Creating the HTML/XHTML Foundation
Styling with CSS
Using Positional CSS
Server-Side Programming with PHP
Managing Data with MySQL
Into the Future with AJAX
Moving from Pages to Sites
Andy Harris taught himself programming because it was fun. Today he teaches computer science, game development, and Web programming at the university level; is a technology consultant for the state of Indiana; and has helped people with disabilities to form their own Web development companies.