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Of course, there is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The process starts long before any coding takes place, and this book introduces you to the agile development process, explaining why this method makes so much sense for web projects and how best to implement it. We also make sure you're up to date by using the latest HTML5 features. Planning is vital, so you'll also learn to use techniques such as brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your project off to the best possible start and help ensure smooth progress as it develops.
An understanding of correct, semantic markup is essential for any web professional; this book explains how HTML5 should be used to structure content so that the markup adheres to current web standards. You'll learn about the wide range of HTML5 elements available to you, and you'll learn how and when to use them through building example web pages.
Without creative use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), websites would all look largely the same. CSS enables you to set your website apart from the rest, while maintaining the integrity of your markup. We'll showcase the new features of CSS3 and how you can use them. You'll learn how CSS3 works and how to apply styles to your pages, allowing you to realize your design ideas in the browser.
While a website is being built, it needs to be tested across multiple browsers and platforms to ensure that the site works for all users, regardless of ability or disability, and this book explains how best to accomplish these tasks. Then, it discusses the process of launching and maintaining the site so that it will continue to work for all its users throughout its life cycle.
each case, the only children these elements are allowed to have are the appropriate list items. So, let’s start building a list. Unordered and ordered lists For this example, let’s mark up a grocery list: Milk Eggs Butter Flour Sugar Chocolate Chips Here, an unordered list makes perfect sense because the order you buy these items in really makes no difference. If this were not a shopping list but, say, a list of directions for making chocolate brownies, then perhaps the order you add these items
essentially “meaningless,” and the document would lose some of its semantic value. On the other hand, if the rest of the page were about grocery shopping, and the picture of the moose were just there for visual ambiance, then the image would be probably superﬂuous and might be considered “not content.” In this case, you would leave the alternate text completely blank to indicate that the image is used only for visual reasons and shouldn’t be considered an important part of the content of the page
this section we’ll discuss how some of the various form elements work in HTML markup. A quick note of caution before we proceed: A lot of the new elements in HTML5 aren’t well supported by most browsers. That said, a browser will just fall back to a regular text box in cases where it doesn’t yet support a particular element. The ﬁrst thing you’ll need in any form you create is the