Building Web Pages

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Finding Out about Frames

Frames divide a browser window into several parts, just as a window (the glass kind) can be divided into several panes. Each frame (or pane) consists of an individual HTML document. In effect, using frames [more…]

Saddling Up with HTML Horse Sense

People used to refer to common sense as "horse sense." Most things about HTML fall under the realm of horse sense. After you see HTML tags a few times, most of the rules [more…]

Looking Into Text and Tags

HTML documents contain text that you're working with and tags that determine document elements such as headings, lists, and paragraphs. In addition, HTML tags enable other objects, such as images; style [more…]

Code to Use in JavaScript Variable Manipulation Functions

As shown in the following table, you can use these JavaScript statements in your own code to create and modify variables in your JavaScript functions. [more…]

Basic I/O Commands in JavaScript

JavaScript programmers commonly use the commands shown in the following table for controlling dialog-based input and output in programs to be used on the Web. [more…]

How to Optimize Images for Your Web Site

No matter how great the content on your Web pages, the images attract the most attention. The keys to optimizing images so they download quickly from your Web pages are [more…]

Flash Tool Modifier Shortcuts

The Flash tools you use to create dynamic Web sites have modified settings that enable you do even more. Have a look at the following tables to see how you can modify Flash tools and use shortcuts to achieve [more…]

Flash Tips for Creating Web Site Content

If you're building a Web site, you need to use Flash to keep your site visually interesting for viewers. Whether you want to make text fly off the page or show a video, Flash is the way to go. The following [more…]

The Flash Toolbar and Its Keyboard Shortcuts

Using Flash not only jazzes up your Web site, it has handy tools to help you do it — and a shortcut for each tool. The Flash toolbar, shown in following figure, shows the shortcut keys in parentheses next [more…]

The Flash Actions Panel

The Flash Actions panel helps you add pizzazz to your Web site with animation, interactivity, and more. Use the Flash actions panel, shown below, to add lines, compose ActionScript, and add and subtract [more…]

Common CSS Properties in Microsoft Expression Web

This table represents the Expression Web properties you specify to use in the New/Modify Style dialog box and the CSS Properties task pane. (This table does not include all CSS properties available in [more…]

JavaScript Basic Cross-Browser Document Object Model

Like any other language, JavaScript has its own grammar and syntax — rules you need to follow to be understood. The following document object hierarchy lists the built-in objects you can work with in client-side [more…]

JavaScript Object Terms

JavaScript is an object-based language. To understand how to interact with the document object model you work with in JavaScript, you need to understand some basic object-related terms. The following table [more…]

Troubleshooting JavaScript

JavaScript is a wonderful tool to use to create interesting and interactive Web pages, but every once in a while nothing works and you have no idea where to start to get things moving again. Not to worry [more…]

The Basic Steps for Building Your Own Web Site

Perhaps you want your own Web site to advertise a business or product, but you think you have to spend money to hire a professional Web designer and coder. You could invest a lot of money in a Web site [more…]

Deciding What Kind of Web Site to Build

Whether you are putting up family photos or representing a large corporation, you can create a Web site to meet your needs. The major types of Web pages are listed here to help you decide what type of [more…]

Tips for Designing Your Web Page

A Web page is basically an interactive publication. Thinking about a few simple principles now, before you start, can help make your Web page much more interesting and useful to the people who see it. [more…]

How to Write Good Web Content

Writing for the Web has its own style. Learning to use it can make your Web page much more interesting and effective. The new style of writing found online is based on four underlying realities about the [more…]

Ten Web-Publishing Dos and Don’ts

When you write Web content, you might think that anything goes, but following guidelines will help you create a better Web site. After all you want to keep your readers coming back to your site. [more…]

Building a Web Site with Google Page Creator

Google Page Creator lets you create a Web page using new technologies, such as AJAX, to produce sophisticated Web pages. Google Page Creator includes 100 MB of free storage, automatically saves as you [more…]

How to Register for a Google Account

Google Page creator provides sophisticated tools that let even beginners design Web pages. Before you can use Google Page Creator to build your own Web pages, you must register for a Google account. To [more…]

How to Create a Web Page with Google Page Creator

After you register for a Google account, you can use Google Page Creator to build your own Web pages. Google Page Creator gives you a lot of options; the following steps take you through some of the most [more…]

Using CoffeeCup — Free Software for Editing HTML

As a leading what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) Web pages tool, CoffeeCup HTML Editor has all the important features that you need to build basic Web pages. CoffeeCup HTML Editor has most of the advantages [more…]

How to Use the CoffeeCup HTML Editor

As a leading WYSIWYG Web pages tool, CoffeeCup HTML Editor has all the important basic features that you need to build basic Web pages. Using these features, you can create and edit Web pages without seeing [more…]

How to Set Up Your Web Page with CoffeeCup

When you first create a Web page, you need to do a certain amount of setup. Luckily, CoffeeCup enters the necessary HTML tags for you (in contrast to having to type them out yourself in a text editor). [more…]