Building Web Pages - Lists, Tables, and Frames

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Using HTML Lists

People really like lists. Everywhere you look, you see lists. Here are three reasons why lists are a good thing — in a list, of course: [more…]

Appreciating HTML Frames

Frames add innovative navigation control because they enable you to display multiple HTML pages in one browser window and control the contents of each framed area individually. Designers commonly use frames [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

How to Use HTML Lists on Your Web Page

Using HTML lists is a great way to present information to readers on your Web pages. Lists make information on your Web page easy to parse. Here are some other reasons to use lists on your Web pages: [more…]

How to Organize Your Web Page with Tables and Frames

Using tables and frames on your Web page helps you present information to your site visitors in an organized manner. Tables are a layout tool for data tables on Web pages, but the table capability for [more…]

How to Create a Simple Table on Your Web Page

Tables let you organize information on your Web page and give it an organized look that your visitors will find useful. When used as intended, tables have rows and columns. For each spot where a row and [more…]

Java and JavaScript Resources for Building a Web Site

Java applets add power and functionality to your Web site. JavaScript provides enhanced user interfaces and other functionality to create dynamic Web sites. These two technologies help your Web site be [more…]

How to Create Lists in HTML5

The web pages you create with HTML5 are often about data, and data is often organized into lists, which can stand alone or nest within each other. The items in your lists can either be numbered [more…]

How to Build Tables in HTML5

Sometimes your web page includes data best presented in a table. You can use HTML5's full-featured table system to create tables like the one in this example: [more…]

HTML5 and WebSQL Databases

Most high-end data applications use the relational database model to store data. HTML5 introduces a radical new model. The browser actually includes its own database program [more…]

How to Style Lists and Tables with CSS3

Styling lists and tables is a bit different from styling content out in the body of the page, because both lists and tables have specific tags that can be redefined to control how content sits within those [more…]

An Introduction to DOCTYPEs (DTDs)

Though DOCTYPEs have been around in the web world since about 1999, only in the past few years have they started getting the kind of respect and attention they were intended to have. [more…]

How to Add a DOCTYPE in Dreamweaver

If you’re a Dreamweaver user, you almost don’t have to think about the document type definition (DTD) when creating a web page because the program automatically inserts the selected DOCTYPE and DTD into [more…]

How to Convert Syntax on Your Website by DTD

When most web designers select a document type definition (DTD) for their web docs, they have all the intention in the world of writing code that’s compliant with that DTD’s syntactical rules. [more…]