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CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition

CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition by Christopher Schmitt
As the industry standard method for enriching the presentation of HTML-based web pages, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow you to give web pages more structure and a more sophisticated look. But first, you have to get past CSS theory and resolve real-world problems
      For those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project, CSS Cookbook provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that you can use immediately to format your web pages. Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, the second edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers: Microsoft's IE 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 1.5. Also, the book has been expanded to cover the interaction of CSS and images and now includes more recipes for beginning CSS users. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables you to customize the formatting for your specific needs. With topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, this book is a must-have companion, regardless of your experience with Cascading Style Sheets
CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Author: Christopher Schmitt
Regular price: $44.99 - our discounted price: $29.32
Published by: O'Reilly Media; Paperback; 538 pages

Web Site Cookbook

Web Site Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly)) by Doug Addison
The total number of web pages today has been estimated at over 3 billion, spanning millions of individual websites. Not surprisingly, there is tremendous pressure on web developers and designers to remain current with the latest technologies.
      The Web Site Cookbook from O'Reilly covers all the essential skills that you need to create engaging, visitor-friendly websites. It helps you with the practical issues surrounding their inception, design, and maintenance. With recipes that teach both routine and advanced setup tasks, the book includes clear and professional instruction on a host of topics, including: * registering domains * ensuring that hostnames work * managing the directory * maintaining and troubleshooting a website * site promotion * visitor tracking * implementing e-commerce systems * linking with sales sites
      Regardless of your strong suit or your role in the creation and life of a website, you can benefit from the teachings found in the Web Site Cookbook. It's a must-have tool for advancing your skills and making better sites
Web Site Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
Author: Doug Addison
Regular price: $39.99 - our discounted price: $17.49
Published by: O'Reilly Media; Paperback; 261 pages

Learning PHP and MySQL

Learning PHP and MySQL by Michele E. Davis, Jon A. Phillips
The PHP scripting language and MySQL open source database are quite effective independently, but together they make a simply unbeatable team. When working hand-in-hand, they serve as the standard for the rapid development of dynamic, database-driven websites. This combination is so popular, in fact, that it's attracting many programming newbies who come from a web or graphic design background and whose first language is HTML. If you fall into this ever-expanding category, then this book is for you.
      Learning PHP and MySQL starts with the very basics of the PHP language, including strings and arrays, pattern matching and a detailed discussion of the variances in different PHP versions. Next, it explains how to work with MySQL, covering information on SQL data access for language and data fundamentals like tables and statements.
      If you're a hobbyist who is intimidated by thick, complex computer books, then this guide definitely belongs on your shelf.
Learning PHP and MySQL
Author: Michele E. Davis, Jon A. Phillips
Regular price: $29.99 - our discounted price: $18.99
Published by: O'Reilly Media; Paperback; 359 pages

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
In the most recent edition of this acclaimed HTML guide, Musciano and Kennedy look closely at every aspect of HTML and show how to use it wisely to create top-quality Web pages. The book is up-to-date, covering HTML 4, Netscape Navigator 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4, and the various extensions of each
      HTML: The Definitive Guide is aimed at beginners as well as those who have more practice in Web-page creation. The authors assume at least a basic knowledge of computers, including how to use a word processor or text editor and how to deal with files. They teach you that learning HTML is like learning any other language and that reading a book of rules can only take you so far. Readers begin writing what may be their first Web page just two pages into the book's second chapter. From there on, they provide a wide range of HTML coding to allow readers to learn from good examples.
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide
Author: Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
Regular price: $49.99 - our discounted price: $30.00
Published by: O'Reilly Media; Paperback; 678 pages

HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS

HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS by Rachel Andrew, Daniel Shafer
HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition is for web developers looking to create websites using Cascading Style Sheets for layout, which allow for faster page downloads, easier maintenance, faster website redesigns, and better search engine optimization
      HTML Utopia covers all aspects of using Cascading Style Sheets in Web Development, and is a must-read for Web Developers designing new sites or upgrading existing ones to use CSS layouts
      This book includes one of the most comprehensive CSS2 references on the market. Jeffrey Zeldman, web design guru and co-founder of the Web Standards Project, says "After reading this book, you will not only understand how to use CSS to emulate old-school, table-driven web layouts, you will be creating websites that would be impossible to design using traditional methods"
HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS
Author: Rachel Andrew, Daniel Shafer
Regular price: $39.95 - our discounted price: $27.02
Published by: SitePoint; Paperback, Illustrated; 516 pages

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