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CSS Master

Organized, Fast Efficient - CSS Done Right!

Author: Tiffany B Brown

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1457193027

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 4495

CSS Master is tailor-made for the web designer who's really serious about taking their skills to the next level. Discover how to keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice and employing the most effective cutting-edge CSS techniques. Organize your CSS to create the most efficient and most maintainable code Discover advanced layout techniques: grid layouts, multi-column, table layout mode, and more Use advanced effects: transitions, transforms, filter effect, and animations Take advantage of pre- and post-processors to maximize your efficiency Combine CSS and SVG to create seriously powerful effects
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Jump Start Responsive Web Design

Modern Responsive Solutions

Author: Chris Ward

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 149202063X

Category: Computers

Page: 166

View: 2858

It used to be so simple. You made a website or application to work on a 15" monitor and, incompatibilities between browsers aside, you were done. Then along came mobile phones with web browsers and they ruined all our easy lives. Worse than that, people loved browsing the web on them! Fortunately, by using responsive web design techniques, you can use one set of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and display appropriate elements in an appropriate way to suit each platform. In Jump Start Responsive Web Design, you'l learn responsive techniques to make your designs look magnificent on any device, future-proof them, and reduce development time and budget. RWD helps you deal with the very real problem of not knowing where and how your application will be used. Completely overhauled for its second edition, this book covers: What does responsive really mean? Semantic page structure Grid systems Responsive Images and media Media queries Responsive content
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Jump Start HTML5

Get Up to Speed With HTML5 in a Weekend

Author: Tiffany B Brown,Kerry Butters,Sandeep Panda

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1457192314

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 4467

This short book provides a practical introduction to HTML5. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant language of web pages. Originally developed as a way to describe and share scientific papers, HTML is now used to mark up all sorts of documents and create visual interfaces for browser-based software. With HTML5, however, HTML has become as much an of API for developing browser-based software as it is a markup language. In this book, we'll talk about the history of HTML and HTML5 and explore its new features. It covers: HTML5 basics Multimedia Canvas and SVG HTML5 applications HTML5 APIs HTML5 is required knowledge for every professional web designer and developer. This book will quickly get you up to speed with the fundamentals of HTML5 and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.
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Spring Into HTML and CSS

Author: Molly E. Holzschlag

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321605573

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3422

The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery! Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better. Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects. Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results! All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser Construct templates that simplify every page you develop Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably Discover the right ways to use HTML tables Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
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Mastering Bootstrap 4 - Second Edition

Master the latest version of Bootstrap 4 to build highly customized responsive web apps, 2nd Edition

Author: Benjamin Jakobus

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788838211

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7372

Build responsive, dynamic, and mobile-first applications on the web with Bootstrap 4 Key Features Master the art of creating highly intuitive and responsive web interfaces with Bootstrap 4 Combine the power of Bootstrap and popular front-end JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and React to build cutting-edge web apps Infuse your web pages with life and movement using Bootstrap jQuery plugins Book Description Bootstrap 4 is a free CSS and JavaScript framework that allows developers to rapidly build responsive web interfaces. This book will help you use and adapt Bootstrap to produce enticing websites that fit your needs. You will build a customized Bootstrap website from scratch, using various approaches to customize the framework with increasing levels of skill. You will get to grips with Bootstrap's key features and quickly discover various ways in which Bootstrap can help you develop web interfaces. Then take a walk through the fundamental features, such as its grid system, global styles, helper classes, and responsive utilities. When you have mastered these, you will discover how to structure page layouts, utilize Bootstrap's various navigation components, use forms, and style different types of content. Among other things, you will also tour the anatomy of a Bootstrap plugin, create your own custom components, and extend Bootstrap using jQuery. You will also understand what utility classes Bootstrap 4 has to offer, and how you can use them effectively to speed up the development of your website. Finally, you will discover how to optimize your website and integrate it with third-party frameworks. By the end of this book, you will have a thorough knowledge of the framework's ins and outs, and will be able to build highly customizable and optimized web interfaces. What you will learn Create a professional Bootstrap-based website from scratch without using third-party templates Leverage Bootstrap's powerful grid system Style various types of content and learn how to build a page's layout from scratch by applying the power of Bootstrap 4 Take advantage of Bootstrap's form helper and contextual classes Improve your website's overall user experience with headers and footers Infuse your web pages using Bootstrap jQuery plugins and create your own Bootstrap plugins Learn what utility classes Bootstrap 4 has to offer, how they are implemented, and the best way to use them. Create more advanced web interfaces by leveraging the power of accordions, dropdowns, and list groups. Incorporate Bootstrap into an AngularJS or React application and use Bootstrap components as AngularJS directives Who this book is for This book targets readers who wish to leverage Bootstrap 4 to create responsive web applications. Basic knowledge of web development concepts and web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required.
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CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Simon Collison,Andy Budd,Cameron Moll

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430223979

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9134

Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have. This second edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques What you’ll learn The best practice concepts in CSS design. The most important (and tricky) parts of CSS Identify and fix the most common CSS problems How to deal with the most common bugs Completely up to date browser support information Covers CSS3 as well as CSS2 showing you the future of CSS Who this book is for This book will be aimed towards intermediate web designers/developers, although the examples should be simple enough for novice designers/developers with a basic understanding of CSS to grasp. Readers will probably have read beginner/intermediate instructional books such as Web Standards Solutions and will be looking for more practical and in-depth information. This book is likely to have a broad appeal, attracting intermediate developers wanting to improve their skills as well as advanced developers wanting a useful reference. The CSS 2/3 content of the book is delivered in a way that allows readers to learn CSS2 techniques that they can implement now in professional work, and then gem up on CSS3 techniques if they want to start looking towards the future. Table of Contents Setting the Foundations Getting Your Styles to Hit the Target Visual Formatting Model Overview Using Backgrounds for Effect Styling Links Styling Lists and Creating Nav Bars Styling Forms and Data Tables Layout Bugs and Bug Fixing Case Study: Roma Italia Case Study: Climb the Mountains
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Handcrafted CSS

More Bulletproof Web Design

Author: Dan Cederholm,Ethan Marcotte

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132104814

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 3182

There’s a real connection between craftsmanship and Web design. That’s the theme running through Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, by bestselling author Dan Cederholm, with a chapter contributed by renowned Web designer and developer Ethan Marcotte. This book explores CSS3 that works in today’s browsers, and you’ll be convinced that now’s the time to start experimenting with it. Whether you’re a Web designer, project manager, or a graphic designer wanting to learn more about the fluidity that’s required when designing for the Web, you’ll discover the tools to create the most flexible, reliable, and bulletproof Web designs. And you’ll finally be able to persuade your clients to adopt innovative and effective techniques that make everyone’s life easier while improving the end user’s experience. This book’s seven chapters deconstruct various aspects of a case-study Web site for the Tugboat Coffee Company, focusing on aspects that make it bulletproof and demonstrate progressive enrichment techniques over more traditional labor-intensive methods. Subjects covered in this book include: building for unanticipated future use progressively enriching designs using CSS3 properties using RGBA color for transparency with an alpha channel modular float management crafting flexible frameworks fluid layouts using grid-based design principles craftsmanship details on typography, jQuery, and shifting backgrounds

Learn CSS in One Day and Learn It Well (Includes Html5)

CSS for Beginners with Hands-On Project. the Only Book You Need to Start Coding in CSS Immediately

Author: Jamie Chan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508917250

Category:

Page: 148

View: 7158

Master HTML and CSS with Interactive Exercises and a unique Hands-On Project Have you always wanted to learn HTML and CSS but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you are a blogger who wants to tweak your blog's design without having to spend money on an expensive theme? This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning HTML and CSS from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated tutorials. Nor do you have to spend money buying expensive website themes. There are tons of free CSS templates online that you can download and modify to build your own website IF you know HTML and CSS. What this book offers... HTML and CSS for Beginners Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the two languages even if you have never coded before. Carefully Chosen Examples (with images) Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, images are provided whenever necessary so that you can immediately see the visual effects of various CSS properties. Learn The Languages Fast Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn HTML and CSS in just one day and start coding immediately. How is this book different... The best way to learn HTML and CSS is by doing. End-of-Chapter Exercises Each CSS chapter comes with an end-of-chapter exercise where you get to practice the different CSS properties covered in the chapter and see first hand how different CSS values affect the design of the website. Bonus Project The book also includes a bonus project that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it'll also help you see how the various concepts tie together. After completing the project, you will not walk away with just a vague understanding of HTML and CSS. You will have achieved a level of understanding and mastery that enables you to start coding your own website immediately. Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of HTML and CSS? This book is for you. Click the "Add To Cart" button and download it now. What you'll learn: What is CSS and HTML? What software do you need to write and run CSS codes? What are HTML tags and elements? What are the commonly used HTML tags and how to use them? What are IDs and Classes? What is the basic CSS syntax? What are CSS selectors? What are pseudo classes and pseudo elements? How to apply CSS rules to your website and what is the order of precedence? What is the CSS box model? How to position and float your CSS boxes How to hide HTML content How to change the background of CSS boxes How to use the CSS color property to change colors How to modify text and font of a website How to create navigation bars How to create gorgeous looking tables to display your data .. and more... Click the "Add to Cart" button and download the book now to start learning HTML and CSS. Learn them fast and learn them well.
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Mastering CSS

A guided journey through modern CSS

Author: Rich Finelli

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120570

Category: Computers

Page: 522

View: 3791

Rich Finelli's modern CSS training course, based on his bestselling Mastering CSS video, now available in a book. Master CSS from best practices to practical CSS coding. About This Book Learn CSS directly from Rich Finelli, author of the bestselling Mastering CSS training course From best practices to deep coding, Rich Finelli shares his CSS knowledge with you Rich Finelli covers the latest CSS updates with flexbox and works with retina devices Who This Book Is For This book is for web designers who wish to master the best practices of CSS in their web projects. You already know how to work with a web page, and want to use CSS to master website presentation. What You Will Learn Master fundamental CSS concepts like the anatomy of a rule set, the box model, and the differences between block and inline elements Employ flexbox to layout and align elements simply and cleanly Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, and animations Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and maintainable style sheets Understand media queries and other pillars of responsive web design Get creative with the @font-face property, Google Web Fonts, font services such as Typekit, as well as, icon fonts Understand the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, SVG, and the srcset attribute In Detail Rich Finelli trains you in CSS deep learning and shows you the techniques you need to work in the world of responsive, feature-rich web applications. Based on his bestselling Mastering CSS training video, you can now learn with Rich in this book! Rich shares with you his skills in creating advanced layouts, and the critical CSS insights you need for responsive web designs, fonts, transitions, animations, and using flexbox. Rich begins your CSS training with a review of CSS best practices, such as using a good text editor to automate your authoring and setting up a CSS baseline. You then move on to create a responsive layout making use of floats and stylable drop-down menus, with Rich guiding you toward a modular-organized approach to CSS. Your training with Rich Finelli then dives into detail about working with CSS and the best solutions to make your websites work. You'll go with him into CSS3 properties, transforms, transitions, and animations. You'll gain his understanding of responsive web designs, web fonts, icon fonts, and the techniques used to support retina devices. Rich expands your knowledge of CSS so you can master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design. Style and approach Let Rich Finelli train you in CSS! This book has a direct training style because it is based on Rich's bestselling Mastering CSS training course.
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HTML and CSS

Design and Build Websites

Author: Jon Duckett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206916

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 613

A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way! This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.
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Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom

Author: AGI Creative Team,Jennifer Smith,Jeremy Osborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111809428X

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 4258

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HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions

A Web Standardistas' Approach

Author: Nicklas Persson,Christopher Murphy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430216077

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 1661

This book will teach you how to build hand-crafted web pages the Web Standardistas way: using well-structured XHTML for content and CSS for presentation. By embracing a web standards approach, you will hold the key to creating web sites that not only look great in all modern browsers, but also are accessible to a wide variety of audiences across a range of platforms—from those browsing on everyday computers, to those accessing the Web on the latest emerging mobile devices. Even if you're an absolute beginner in web design, this book will teach you how to build future-proof web pages the right way using easy-to-master tools which are, in most cases, free. Through 14 easy-to-follow chapters, we introduce you to the fundamentals of contemporary web design practice. Step by step we'll assemble well-structured XHTML webpages, which we'll then style using handcrafted CSS. By the end of the book, you'll have a firm knowledge of the essentials of web design: everything you need to know to move forward in your lifelong journey as a Web Standardista. To equip you on this noble quest, we've included enjoyable practical assignments at the end of each chapter. Embracing these challenges will not only teach you how to create great looking web sites that are the envy of your peers, but also equip you with an unrivaled knowledge of monkeys that journeyed to space and apes that starred in the movies—the real stars of this book. On completion of this book not only will you be able to create well-crafted web sites, but you will have earned the badge of a Web Standardista, proving your worth as a good citizen of the Web.
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Pro CSS Techniques

Author: Dan Rubin,Ian Lloyd,Jeffrey Croft

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430203358

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 5450

This advanced CSS book is a must for any modern web developer to own. It is completely up-to-date, with information on browser support in all the latest versions and CSS levels 1, 2, and 3. Unlike beginner-level books that teach CSS in a lighthearted style, this one gets serious, giving CSS the proper, professional treatment it deserves. Each technique is presented in an informative tutorial style, with every point backed up by multiple real-world examples and case studies. The authors cover hacks and filters, code management, advanced layouts and styling, typography, and much more.
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Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Author: Richard York

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059506

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 2041

This book covers the jQuery JavaScript framework and the jQuery UI JavaScript framework to get more results faster out of JavaScript programming. The author covers each method exposed by jQuerys API, which contains methods to resolve common, redundant tasks in less code. You will also learn how jQuery eliminates certain cross-browser, cross-platform development headaches like the event model. In addition to giving you the ability to simulate events, this book also helps simplify your work with events by reducing the amount of code that you need to write to attach events.
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Learn to Code HTML and CSS

Develop and Style Websites

Author: Shay Howe

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133477576

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 4126

HTML and CSS can be a little daunting at first but fear not. This book, based on Shay Howe's popular workshop covers the basics and breaks down the barrier to entry, showing readers how they can start using HTML and CSS through practical techniques today. They'll find accompanying code examples online, while they explore topics such as the different structures of HTML and CSS, and common terms. After establishing a basic understanding of HTML and CSS a deeper dive is taken into the box model and how to work with floats. The book includes an exercise focused on cleaning up a web page by improving the user interface and design, solely using HTML and CSS. With a few quick changes the web page changes shape and comes to life. Interactive, technically up-to-the-minute and easy-to-understand, this book will advance a student's skills to a professional level.
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Pro HTML5 with CSS, JavaScript, and Multimedia

Complete Website Development and Best Practices

Author: Mark J. Collins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484224639

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 8924

Get ahead in HTML5, including markup, styling, and scripting, with many practical examples and best practice insights. You’ll quickly understand HTML5 markup elements and when to use them, and then apply the latest CSS3 features to create amazing web pages. Pro HTML5 with CSS, JavaScript, and Multimedia teaches the fundamentals of client-side scripting and covers the immense functionality available with HTML5. Learn to use JavaScript to create web applications that are dynamic and interactive, and add advanced features, including audio, video, SVG, and drag and drop capabilities. Using practical hands-on demonstrations you will access a larger set of technologies to create more diverse and powerful websites and applications. What You'll Learn How, and when, to use all the HTML5 markup tags Use CSS3 features to simplify website design Master JavaScript fundamentals and advanced features Use SVG and the canvas tag to incorporate graphics/liliLeverage the native browser support for Geolocation, IndexedDB, and drag and drop capabilities/li/uldivbWho This Book Is For/b/divdivbr/divWeb developers and designers who want to increase their HTML5 skills to create modern interactive websitesdivbr
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CSS3 Foundations

Author: Ian Lunn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118425154

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 2657

Master innovative and eye-catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of books Turn plain words and images into stunning websites with CSS3 and this beautiful, full-color guide. Taking web designers beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site-building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern websites that make viewers stop and stay. The exciting new Treehouse Series of books is authored by Treehouse experts and packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building. If you're a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in this practical new series should be on your bookshelf. Part of the new Treehouse Series of books, teaching you effective and compelling website development and design, helping you build practical skills Provides career-worthy information from Treehouse industry pros and trainers Explains the basics of cascading style sheets (CSS), such as how to structure with CSS, use CSS syntax, how to manipulate text, and visual formatting Also covers the box model, how to animate page elements, cross-browser compatibility, and more Leverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expert instruction with a new Treehouse Series book.
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Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript

With jQuery, CSS & HTML5

Author: Robin Nixon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491979097

Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 5950

Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers. Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries Use the MySQLi extension, PHP’s improved MySQL interface Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user Manage cookies and sessions and maintain a high level of security Enhance the JavaScript language with jQuery and jQuery mobile libraries Use Ajax calls for background browser-server communication Style your web pages by acquiring CSS2 and CSS3 skills Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas element Reformat your websites into mobile web apps
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JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic

Author: Makiko Itoh

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780735711327

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 7908

JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic has directly applicable projects with step-by-step instructions showing you how to master a feature and adapt it according to their own needs and creativity. The wealth of graphics will make this book easy to read and visually appealing. This book makes JavaScript, CSS and DOM easy to understand by providing directly applicable models to readers' web sites. The book opens with a primer, giving context to the technologies, and then jumps into over 25 step-by-step, directly applicable projects. You will learn the most desired web functionalities, including: frames, mouse-overs, windows, forms, CGI, style sheets, dynamic positioning, and SSI. Reviewers have called this book an unprecedented practical and comprehensive DHTML guide. The CD contains complete working scripts, all images from the book's examples, bonus graphics, trial version of leading text editors (BBEdit Lite, Homesite).

A Smarter Way to Learn Jquery

Learn It Faster. Remember It Longer.

Author: Mark Myers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523986460

Category:

Page: 264

View: 7909

You're going to get the hang of jQuery in less time than you might expect. And the knowledge will stick. Why? Because this isn't just a book. It's a book plus 1,500 free interactive online exercises. It's the exercises that are going to turn you into a real jQuery coder. Cognitive research shows that reading alone doesn't buy you much long-term retention. But if you read less and do more-if you read a short passage and then immediately put it into practice-everything changes. Washington University researchers say that being asked to retrieve information increases long-term retention by four hundred percent. Practice also makes learning more interesting. Ten minutes of reading followed by twenty minutes of practice keeps you awake and spurs you on. And it keeps you honest. If you only read, it's easy to kid yourself that you're learning more than you are. But when you're challenged to produce the goods, there's a moment of truth. You know that you know-or that you don't. If you find you're a little shaky on this point or that, you can review the material, then re-do the exercise. That's all it takes to master this book from beginning to end.