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Beyond Html Paperback – April 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078821983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078821981
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,475,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here's the Full Story on the New Generation of Web Programming Tools! You yearn for new Web programming tools. You long to create a Web page that leaps out of the monitor and brings visitors back again and again. You can't wait to create such a page. But you know you can't craft it with plain old HTML. Here's the first handbook to show you all the hot new technologies that are hitting the market and shaking up the world of Web programming. Written by a Web journalist with his finger on the pulse of the interactive age, this guide explains the hot areas of Web development, picks technology winners, and then provides step-by-step instruciton with the key technologies to get you on your way to creating stunning and effective (and, of course, interactive_ Web pages. Divided into jam-packed sections, Beyond HTML provides the real story on the most important new Web technologies. You'll get in-depth coverage of Hot HTML alternatives such as adobe acrobat, Common Ground's Digital Paper, Novell's Envoy, and others. Interactivity and Multimedia, with a focus on Sun's Java and JavaScript, Microsoft's Internet Studio, and all the latest Netscape technology. The author reveals the basics of Java programming and gives sample Java code you can use. Virtual Reality on the Web with a focus on VRML technology and tools, and other V.R. contenders. Real-time audio and video with a focus on Real AUdio, a hot technology sweeping Web Pages everywhere, with follow-up discussion on TrueSpeech and StreamWorks. Learn how to use these powerful Web tools through numerous hand-on examples from some of the most exciting sites on the Web. Be a leader in the Digital Economy! Whether you're a new or experienced Webmaster, or just want to keep up with the latest in technology, this book will give you an edge as it leads you far, far beyond HTML.

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I bought this book quite a while back hoping to learn something new. All it mainly talks about is where to find links to other sites that look good but don't explain how they made them at all(may as well just look in Yahoo). The book also goes on a lot about java and vrml.<-Out Dated. Flash has just killed these two styles of programming. CS/SS-VBScript and pl-CGI or c/c++-CGI are not explained enough. If you need to learn about graphics, go to your photoshop and press F1. If you want to learn about internet programming, buy a book that will teach you.

for client side (browser programming)
beginner="web design in a nutshell"
next="inside dynamic html"
next="javascript bible"

for server side (server programming)
Beginners+ (window OS) (interpreted)-slow
Active Server Pages (asp-VBscript) "Active server pages 2 Unleashed"

If you understand c/c++: (all OS')(compiled)-fast
c/c++ Mark Felton's CGI Internet Programming with c++ and c

If you just want to get a little of the internet money and don't want to spend hours learning how to program, then buy a book on flash. It seems to be the software for the moment. What would take me hours to do in a Java Applet or JS/DynHTML, could be done in Flash in just minutes.
If you just want to have a better understanding about how the internet works, get a book that will teach you something while you read. If you've already got html under your belt, then you should look into the options I placed above....Spend your hours reading something worth the money you spent. eg: the above books.
Or just have a look online to get a better understanding then get the above books.
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15 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 11, 1999
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This book was great. it doesn't center on one design or graphics section but does a rather good job of covering all the basic parts of maintaing any kind of quality website.
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