HTML: The Complete Reference by Thomas Powell

By Thomas Powell

HTML is a middle know-how in website improvement and, now that Microsoft workplace now helps HTML, extra clients than ever will want a accomplished reference and educational. All present models of HTML will stay the traditional for no less than years, so this ebook could have a protracted shelf-life. writer has been utilizing the former version of the textbook for his HTML sessions and has included worthwhile pupil enter and confirmed instructing equipment into this version. Covers the newest technologies--XML, SXL, ASP, CDF, and CSS2--as good because the new models of broswers from Netscape and Microsoft.

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The money has to come from somewhere. A site’s creator could pay for everything, but that probably isn’t reasonable unless the Web site is for pure enjoyment or is nonprofit. Typically, some funds have to be collected, probably indirectly, to support the site. For example, while a promotional site for a movie may not directly collect revenues, it can influence the audience and have some impact on the success or failure of the film. Interestingly, many Web sites are nearly as indirect as a movie promotion site.

Then, image composites can be created by using a tool such as Adobe Photoshop. The choice of a particular look and feel depends on the purpose of the site, the look and feel of related materials, technological considerations such as download time, and personal taste. Another reason not to approach visual design too early in the development process is that the goals of the site may change. It is very frustrating to put together a visual design that is based on having five choices on the home page, only to have the number of sections increased to eight later on.

Wouldn’t these sites be better if only the working areas were available? This highlights the problem of not having the content ready. The cost of developing the content often outweighs the cost of preparing it for the Web. A good plan pares the site down to what it should do and considers the cost of creating the content. Without content, the site goes nowhere. Navigation buttons and yellow-and-black animated pictures of men digging up a road don’t make a good site. The client’s inability to produce content on time causes commercial Web design projects to be late more often than does the firm’s inability to finish the technology or graphics in a timely manner.

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