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By Jon Duckett

  • Shows net builders the right way to make the transition from HTML to XHTML, an XML-based reformulation of HTML that gives better layout flexibility
  • Demonstrates tips on how to paintings with CSS (Cascading sort Sheets)-now supported by way of 90 percentage of browsers and necessary to new site-building instruments from Macromedia and others-and enforce a constant sort all through and whole website
  • Explains how one can make a domain obtainable to individuals with impaired imaginative and prescient, restricted hand use, dyslexia, and different issues-now a criminal requirement for plenty of websites within the U.S. and the U.K.

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The only exception is the best sellers page, which uses the same structure as the product list pages. In summary, the site contains three main types of pages: 18 ❑ Home page ❑ Product lists page ❑ Product details page Introducing the Site Figure 1-6 Every page follows one of these three designs. The following sections describe each one of these in a little more detail. You do not need to study every line of code in minute detail, but you should get a good idea of how the site is built because you will be coming back to it throughout the rest of the book.

Putting the “X” in XHTML At the same time that the W3C decided to remove stylistic markup from HTML, they also decided that they would go one step further and rewrite HTML in a language you may well have heard of: XML. XML is a language that is used to write markup languages (and is therefore sometimes referred to as a meta-markup language). When the W3C was making these changes, XML was gaining wide acceptance in all areas of programming; it can be used on any platform because (like HTML) it uses plain text to hold the data, and it has been one of the most widely used new technologies in the past decade.

In reality, when it comes to developing sites for different platforms, rather than creating static sites for each device, the pages are more likely to be dynamically generated from content in a database. Therefore, as you will see in this book, it is very important to ensure that the database holds XHTML, which can be repurposed for different devices. Accessibility Many Web designers got into the habit of designing sites with pixel-precision accuracy. They used tables for layout whose width was measured in pixels; they used fixed-sized fonts; they commonly relied on a lot of images to make attractive layouts.

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