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Building the Presentation Layer

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In This Chapter

arrow Understanding basic HTML

arrow A look at HTML5 capabilities

arrow An overview of DHTML, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery

arrow Understanding basic CSS

arrow Surveying CSS3 capabilities

Every web page has two sides — the nice-looking side that visitors see, and the underlying HTML and CSS side that holds everything together. Collectively, the HTML and CSS coding that makes websites look, animate, and interact the way they do is referred to as the presentation layer. You’re going to need to familiarize yourself with this less-glamorous coding side if you want to be a more effective designer. Note that I’m not saying that you must know how to write HTML and CSS code, but you do need to know how these two languages are structured, what is possible and not possible, ...

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