AppendixCOverview of HTML, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets

An author arrives at a good stylewhen his language performswhat is required of it without shyness.

—Cyril Connolly (1903–1974),Enemies of Promise

Work in browser-centric technologies requires skills with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), JavaScript, and cascading style sheets (CSS). This appendix introduces these subjects. A complete discussion of these subjects is the topic of entire books and websites. You can refer to those sources for additional and more complete information. The discussion in this appendix is intended to start you thinking about these subjects with an assumption that you will continue to study them using other resources.


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