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Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing With Html 4 in 21 Days: Professional Reference Edition Hardcover – April, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sams; 2 Pck edition (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672319969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672319969
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 7.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,596,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Part of the Teach Yourself series, this book puts all of the foundational knowledge you need to build Web sites into one large volume, along with a solid explanation of the code and design principles involved. Experienced author Laura Lemay packs a tremendous amount of instruction into this massive title.

The first week of instruction covers the basics of the Web; introduces HTML; and presents simple text formatting, links, and image display. Since this book focuses on product-independent HTML 4 coding rather than instruction on a particular Web-design application, the skills you acquire will be applicable in any tool. In the next seven days of instruction, the author teaches you about style sheets, frames, tables, and the use of multimedia elements. Throughout these discussions, she presents each topic in the context of real-world application and page design.

In the final week, Lemay takes you beyond the basics and into the world of Java, Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting, and dynamic HTML (DHTML), including discussions of the differences between Netscape and Microsoft implementations. She finishes the book off with several chapters on effective design, site publishing and promotion, and server administration. A companion CD-ROM includes demo and trial versions of tons of authoring tools and clip media. --Stephen W. Plain --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days, Professional Reference Edition is a completely revised version of the expanded, hardcover edition of the best-selling book that started the whole HTML/Web publishing phenomenon. The Professional Reference Edition of the book includes seven additional chapters covering Web page scripting, CGI and Perl, Java, and Web server setup and administration, in addition to an expanded 250-page reference section. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I found this book to be very well written.
Donna McMullin
This book was recommended by a close friend who wanted me to learn HTML so I could do some work for his Web Publishing company.
Walt Dittrich
I also finished this book in substantially few days than 21 days, approx.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
You may be an HTML beginner when you pick up Laura Lemay's best-selling book, but at the end of the 21 days you won't be a beginner anymore. This second edition is a major upgrade, 400 pages larger than its predecessor, and updated to cover the latest and greatest in W3C specifications including Cascading Style Sheets and the red-hot dialect called XHTML. Veteran users will welcome the fact that this new release contains more topics: about deprecated tags, working with sound and video files, using Java, and introductions to writing JavaScript scripts and CGI scripting. New users will appreciate the easy-to-follow format and the teaching strategy known as 'micro-uniting'. You'll learn everything in bite-sized chunks, not to much to choke you into unconsciousness, but just the right amount to satisfy your curiosity and appetite. In a mere 21 days -- about the time it takes me to begin my preliminary procrastination -- you'll learn how to create and maintain a professional-looking web site. This book is an entire reference library in one volume: everything you need is here. Each "day" of the 21 days contains three chapters. Each chapter covers a specific theme -- such as creating links, animated graphics, tables, frames, multimedia, and so much more. You'll also learn how to spice up your pages with Dynamic HTML; how to put your site online; and how to promote and maintain your site. When I looked at the CD that accompanies the book, I rubbed my eyes to see if it were true. You get a library of photographic images that you can use for free; and trial versions of the biggest names in web-related software. There's not enough space to name everything here, but just to whet your appetite, how about Dreamweaver, GoLive, Homesite, BBEdit Lite, HotDog, Photoshop 5.Read more ›
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. wildego on December 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This was one of my first HTML 4 books and it more than helped get me started on my way to making my first web page. The text is well written and easy to understand with plenty of examples and exercises to get you writing HTML right away. If you want a good reference book and a paced self learning course then this book is a good choice.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Walt Dittrich on April 4, 2000
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This book was recommended by a close friend who wanted me to learn HTML so I could do some work for his Web Publishing company. Well, I went through it in less than two weeks and was ready to go to work!
The book is written simple-to-understand, but gives enough technical information to keep you interested long after you've learned HTML.
As far as reference goes, you can't get much more complete. I keep this book close at hand to look up the various HTML commands and how to use them.
The book teaches cascading style sheets, tables, forms, javascript, and the new version even includes coverage on XHTML!
The main author, Laura Lemay, writes in a style that is not condescending, and her humor is not forced. It's almost as if your friend were teaching you this stuff.
I would definitely recommend this book, and once you learn HTML, pick up HTML Goodies next.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for anyone wether you're a beginner or an expert. Chock full of 762 pages of info for HTML 4. It talks about everything in HTML 4 that you could ever want. It has a easy to use quick reference section for quick reference obviously. It also has step by step guides for beginners who know absolutely nothing. You will need no other book on HTML if you get this one!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Keating on November 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book to help sharpen my HTML skills for a web site project that I am currently working on for my Master's Degree. Luckily, I made a great choice, because this book has helped me further develop my understanding of HTML in a very short timespan. I use this book more than the textbooks that our instructor assigned to us. I highly recommed the book to anyone looking for a book that can teach them HTML in less than a month.
I found the book easy to read, full of great examples, and very well suited to use as a reference guide. You will find yourself quickly building web publishing skills starting with the very basics, then moving on to tougher subject like using frams, inserting multi-media, creating forms, and other useful topics. My own personal copy is rough around the edges because I have used it so much during my project.
If you are looking for an easy way to learn a lot about HTML, but don't have the time or money to spend on a class, I recommend that you purchase this book. It is money well spent for those looking to expand your web publishing skills.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found the book extremely helpful until chapter 13. It is well written and the explanations clear and concise. The tutorials are straight forward using the files image files and source code provided at the listed web site. Unfortunately, the web site is for the 1st Edition. Chapter 13+, the files at the web site no longer apply with the tutorials. These are particularly important chapters involving embedding sound and images. The publisher has acknowledged the missing info but has yet to rectify the situation. The hardcover professional edition provides a cd with all necessary files. The softcover is the cheaper and unsupported red-headed step-child. Money would be better spent on the hardcover edition, at least you will be able to complete the tutorials.
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