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Authors: Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman
ISBN-13: 9780596101978, ISBN-10: 059610197X
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: December 2005
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: Eric Freeman

Elisabeth Robson (formerly Freeman) is coauthor of O'Reilly's Head First Design Patterns and Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. She is currently Special Projects Director at O'Reilly where she is developing new brain-friendly learning ideas and products.

Eric Freeman is a computer scientist with a passion for media and software architectures and coauthor of Head First Design Patterns. He just wrapped up four years at a dream job— directing internet broadband and wireless efforts at Disney—and is now back to writing, creating cool software, and hacking Java and Macs. Eric spent a lot of the '90s working on alternatives to the desktop metaphor with David Gelernter (and they're both still asking the question, "Why do I have to give a file a name?"). Based on this work, Eric landed a Ph.D. at Yale University in 1997. He also co-founded Mirror Worlds Technologies (now acquired) to create a commercial version of his thesis work, Lifestreams.

In a previous life, Eric built software for networks and supercomputers. You might know him from such books as JavaSpaces Principles Patterns and Practice. Eric has fond memories of implementing tuple-space systems on Thinking Machine CM-5s and creating some of the first internet information systems for NASA in the late 1980s.

When he's not writing text or code you'll find him spending more time tweaking than watching his home theater and trying to restore a circa 1980s Dragon's Lair video game. He also wouldn't mind moonlighting as an electronica DJ.

Write to him at eric at wickedlysmart dot com or visit him at http://www.ericfreeman.com .

Book Synopsis

This unique guide fills a need for an entry-level book on Web programming with HTML and CSS. It uses the engaging, multi-sensory "Head First" learning approach to deliver insights into cutting-edge Web design and development.

Table of Contents

1The language of the Web : getting to know HTML1
2Meet the 'HT' in HTML : going further, with hypertext43
3Web page construction : building blocks77
4A trip to Webville : getting connected125
5Meeting the media : adding images to your pages165
6Serious HTML : standards, compliance, and all that jazz223
7Putting 'X' into HTML : moving to XHTML265
8Adding a little style : getting started with CSS285
9Expanding your vocabulary : styling with fonts and colors341
10Getting intimate with elements : the box model385
11Advanced Web construction : divs and spans429
12Arranging elements : layout and positioning487
13Getting tabular : tables and lists549
14Getting interactive : XHTML forms591
AppThe top ten topics (we didn't cover) : leftovers639

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