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AdvancED CSS by Meitar Moscovitz, Joseph R. Lewis

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Part 1

INTRODUCTION: DIGESTING THE WEB'S ALPHABET SOUP

Today's Web is quickly evolving from a collection of linked documents to a collection of things with relationships. Where we once only had the simplistic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to distribute web content, today we have a plethora of formats that include two different varieties of traditional web pages; HTML and XHTML; multiple syndication formats such as RSS and Atom; and many others. Even the content of web pages themselves—text, images, tables, charts and graphs, and movies—have multiple different de facto standard formats like Flash, SVG, and various other dialects of proprietary XML.

Modern browsers use JavaScript techniques such as Ajax to transform themselves into full-fledged ...

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