CSS, DHTML, and Ajax, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Peachpit Press, Oct 17, 2006 - Computers - 99998 pages

The Web doesn't stand still, and neither does this guide: Completely updated to cover the new browsers, standards, and CSS, DHTML, and Ajax features that define the Web today, the one thing that hasn't changed in this edition is its task-based visual approach to the topic. In these pages, readers will find friendly, step-by-step instructions for using CSS, DHTML, and Ajax to add visually sophisticated, interactive elements to their Web sites. Using loads of tips and screen shots, veteran author Jason Cranford Teague covers a lot of ground--from basic and advanced dynamic techniques (for example, making objects appear and disappear) to creating effects for newer browsers, migrating from tables to CSS, and creating new DHTML scripts with embedded scroll areas, fixed menu bars, and more. Users new to CSS, DHTML, and Ajax will find this a quick, easy introduction to scripting, while more experienced programmers will be pleased to find practical, working examples throughout the book.

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Contents

Cascading Style Sheets
4
CSS Basics
23
Font Properties
91
Text Properties
113
Color and Background Properties
139
Box Properties
159
Visual Formatting Properties
195
Interface Properties
219
Learning About an Object
321
Learning About an Event
341
Basic Dynamic Techniques
353
Advanced Dynamic Techniques
375
Ajax
415
Ajax Basics
433
Using CSS DHTML and Ajax
451
Content
481

Table Properties
233
Generated Content and List Properties 245 Adding Content Using CSS 246 Teaching the Browser to Count 249 Specifying the Quote Style 252 Settin...
258
Dynamic HTML
265
DHTML Basics
283
Learning About the Environment
305
Navigation
501
Controls
527
Index
547
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jason Cranford Teague is a senior information architect for Lante and has designed Web sites for numerous corporations, including Virgin, WebMD, Coca-Cola, CNN, Bell South, and DuPont. He is the author of the previous editions of this guide.

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