Sikos, L. F. Web standards – Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML. Apress, Inc., New York, USA, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4302-4041-9 (Print)/ISBN 978-1-4302-4042-6 (eBook)/ISBN 978-1-4302-4043-3 (myCopy); 528 ps.
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PART 1 – Web Standards
In this part of the book, you will become familiar with the theoretical background behind web standards. You will learn the fundamental concepts of web site standardization, along with the standardization bodies that develop standards and the most influential web sites that announce, promote, and distribute them. You will learn about the importance of web standards and understand the reasons for incorrect implementations, along with techniques to correct or eliminate them. You will learn the web standards by category, from server configuration and internationalization settings to standard-compliant markup, style sheets, object embedding, metadata annotations, and news feeds. After reading these chapters, you will have a solid foundation of web standards and will be able to select the most appropriate standards for your projects.
- Chapter 1 – Introduction to Web Standards
- Chapter 2 – Internationalization
- Chapter 3 – Markup Languages: More Than HTML5
- Chapter 4 – Serving and Configuration
- Chapter 5 – Style Sheets
- Chapter 6 – Scripting and Applications
- Chapter 7 – Metadata and the Semantic Web
- Chapter 8 – Web Syndication
- Chapter 9 – Optimized Appearance
- Chapter 10 – Accessibility
PART 2 – Developing with Standards
After learning the specifications required for creating standard-compliant web site components, you have to combine and implement them to create complex web sites ready to publish. In this part of the book, you will analyze those errors that occur most frequently in standard-based web site development, and you will master techniques and best practices through step-by-step guides to be able to plan and create standards-compliant web sites with confidence. You will get useful tips to achieve full standards compliance, robust functionality, optimal code length, and interoperability, as well as meaningful, structured, and accessible content, and proper settings at the same time. You will also learn the features of development and evaluation software to consider when selecting tools for web site development, standardization, and optimization.