Creating Web Pages Simplified®, Second Edition

Book description

The easiest way to learn how to create a Web page for your family or organization

Do you want to share photos and family lore with relatives far away? Have you been put in charge of communication for your neighborhood group or nonprofit organization? A Web page is the way to get the word out, and Creating Web Pages Simplified offers an easy, visual way to learn how to build one. Full-color illustrations and concise instructions take you through all phases of Web publishing, from laying out and formatting text to enlivening pages with graphics and animation.

This easy-to-follow visual guide shows you the building blocks of a Web page and how to work with images, create links and forms, generate dynamic content using JavaScript, use style sheets, and publish a page on the Web. You'll learn to use HTML, create simple yet attractive Web pages, and enhance them with frames, multimedia effects, links, and more.

Features full-color illustrations with step-by-step instructions

Covers everything you need to get started, including how to use HTML, how to lay out pages and format text, and how to add graphics and visual effects

Shows how to make your pages more interesting with animation and sound, add links to other sites, include e-mail addresses, and more

Includes a tear card with HTML tag references and a web-safe color chart to keep handy as you build your pages

If you've ever thought about building a web page, Creating Web Pages Simplified is simply the easiest way to make it happen.

Table of contents

  1. Creating Web Pages Simplified®, Second Edition
    1. Table of Contents (1/2)
    2. Table of Contents (2/2)
    3. Chapter 1: Getting Started with HTML5 and Web Pages
      1. Internet Basics
      2. Introducing HTML5
      3. Explore Web Browsers
      4. Explore HTML Editors
      5. Understanding HTML5 Syntax
      6. New Features in HTML5
      7. View HTML5 Code in a Browser
    4. Chapter 2: Creating Your First HTML5 Web Page
      1. Understanding HTML5 Document Structure
      2. Start an HTML5 Document
      3. Save an HTML5 Document
      4. View an HTML5 Page
      5. Add Metadata
    5. Chapter 3: Adding and Modifying Text
      1. Create a New Paragraph
      2. Add a Line Break
      3. Add a Horizontal Rule
      4. Insert a Blank Space
      5. Make Text Bold
      6. Italicize Text
      7. Insert Preformatted Text
      8. Insert a Heading
      9. Add a Block Quote
      10. Insert a Comment
      11. Create a Numbered List
      12. Create a Bulleted List
      13. Create a Nested List
      14. Create a Definition List
      15. Define an Abbreviation
      16. Add a Date and Time
      17. Insert Special Characters
      18. Special Characters
    6. Chapter 4: Adding CSS Styles
      1. Understanding Style Sheets
      2. Create an Internal Style Sheet
      3. Create an External Style Sheet
      4. Link to a Style Sheet
      5. Apply a Style Locally
      6. Apply a Style to an HTML Tag
      7. Apply a Style Using a Class
      8. Apply a Style Using an ID
    7. Chapter 5: Styling Text
      1. Change the Font Size
      2. Indent Text
      3. Change the Color of Text
      4. Change the Font
      5. Change Text Alignment
      6. Change the Text Case
      7. Control Line Spacing
      8. Control Letter Spacing
      9. Add Background Colors
      10. Style a Bulleted List
    8. Chapter 6: Adding Images
      1. Understanding Web Page Images
      2. Insert an Image
      3. Specify an Image Size
      4. Add Alternative Text
      5. Create an Image Label
      6. Align an Image Horizontally
      7. Align an Image Vertically
      8. Center an Image
      9. Stop Text Wrap
      10. Add Space Around an Image
      11. Add a Background Image
      12. Add a Meter Image
    9. Chapter 7: Adding Links
      1. Understanding Links
      2. Understanding URLs
      3. Link to Another Page
      4. Open a New Window with a Link
      5. Link to an Area on the Same Page
      6. Link to Another File Type
      7. Link to an E-Mail Address
      8. Change Link Colors
      9. Change Link Hover Effects
    10. Chapter 8: Working with Tables
      1. Understanding Table Structure
      2. Add a Table
      3. Add Table Borders
      4. Adjust Cell Padding and Border Spacing
      5. Adjust Cell Width and Height
      6. Add a Background Color to Cells
      7. Add a Background Color to a Table
      8. Adjust the Table Size
      9. Change Cell Alignment
      10. Change Table Alignment
      11. Extend Cells Across Columns and Rows
      12. Use a Table for Page Layout
    11. Chapter 9: Creating Forms
      1. Understanding Forms
      2. Types of Form Elements
      3. Create a Form
      4. Send Form Data to an E-Mail Address
      5. Add a Text Box
      6. Add a Large Text Area
      7. Add Check Boxes
      8. Add Radio Buttons
      9. Add a Menu List
      10. Add a Date and Time Input
      11. Add an E-Mail Field
      12. Add a URL Field
      13. Add a Range Slider
      14. Add a Submit Button
      15. Add a Reset Button
      16. Require a Field
      17. Add a Placeholder
      18. Validate Input with a Pattern
    12. Chapter 10: Controlling Page Layout
      1. Control Layout
      2. Set Width and Height for an Element
      3. Use Relative Positioning
      4. Use Absolute Positioning
      5. Use Fixed Positioning
      6. Set Margins
      7. Add Padding
      8. Align Elements Horizontally
      9. Control the Overlap of Elements
      10. Apply Styles with a Tag
    13. Chapter 11: Adding Semantic Tags
      1. Define a Section
      2. Define an Article
      3. Define a Header
      4. Define Navigation
      5. Define an Aside
      6. Define a Footer
    14. Chapter 12: Working with JavaScript
      1. Understanding JavaScript
      2. Understanding Script Events and Handlers
      3. Add JavaScript to a Web Page
      4. Link to a JavaScript File
      5. Insert the Current Date and Time
      6. Display an Alert Message Box
      7. Display a Pop-Up Window
      8. Create an Image Rollover Effect
      9. Show a Hidden Element
      10. Display a Calculation
    15. Chapter 13: Adding Canvases
      1. Understanding Canvases
      2. Set Up a Canvas
      3. Draw Rectangles
      4. Draw Circles
      5. Draw Lines
      6. Add Text
      7. Add an Image
      8. Add a Gradient
      9. Animate Canvas Content
    16. Chapter 14: Adding Video and Audio
      1. Understanding Video and Audio
      2. Insert a Video File
      3. Insert an Audio File
      4. Resize a Video
      5. Preload Multimedia
      6. Loop Multimedia
      7. Offer Multiple Sources
      8. Embed a YouTube Video
    17. Chapter 15: Publishing Your Web Pages
      1. Understanding Web Page Publishing
      2. Look Up a Domain Name
      3. Transfer Files to a Web Server with FileZilla
      4. Troubleshoot Your Web Pages
    18. Index (1/2)
    19. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Creating Web Pages Simplified®, Second Edition
  • Author(s): Mike Wooldridge, Brianna Stuart
  • Release date: October 2011
  • Publisher(s): Visual
  • ISBN: 9781118063514