HTML Mastery

by Paul Haine (Author) and Ian Lloyd (Technical Reviewer)

[Book Cover] HTML Mastery

Why settle for average HTML, when you can become a master of it? Markup is the fabric that holds the web together, but most people only scratch the surface of what can be achieved using (X)HTML. That's where this unique book comes init's aimed at web designers and developers who have already mastered the basics of HTML and web design, but want to take their markup further, making it leaner and more semantically rich, for a more efficient, more usable/accessible web site. HTML Mastery does all that and more, showing all of the HTML tags available, including less commonly used ones, where and how to use them, and clever styling and scripting techniques that you can employ to take advantage of them on your web site. It is totally standards compliant, up to date with modern web design techniques. Forms and tables are looked in particular detail, as there is so much that can be done with them. In addition, the book also looks at some of the advanced semantic tools that look to further improve the usability and semantic value of your sitesan entire chapter is devoted to Microformats, and a nod is given to XHTML 2.0 and Web Applications 1.0web standards of the future. Summary of Contents:

  1. Chapter 1: Getting Started
  2. Chapter 2: Using the Right Tag for the Right Job
  3. Chapter 3: Table Mastery
  4. Chapter 4: Form Mastery
  5. Chapter 5: Purpose-Built Semantics: Microformats and Other Stories
  6. Chapter 6: Recognizing Semantics
  7. Chapter 7: Looking Ahead: XHTML 2.0 and Web Applications 1.0
  8. Appendix A: XHTML As XML
  9. Appendix B: Frames, and How to Avoid Them

Reviews

HTML Mastery
Reviewed by Nate Klaiber on January 17th, 2007 @ 10:35PM
Paul did a great job of covering HTML thoroughly and ended on a note that inspired you to think beyond the basics/

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