HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web is devoted to teaching the Web user how to generate good hypertext. `As a result of (this) rapid uncontrolled growth, the Web community may be facing a `hypertext crisis'. Thousands of hastily written or ill conceived documents may soon be presented to readers poorly formatted or unusable... .' (From the Preface.) `The clear and practical ways in which HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web sets forth the principles of the Web, the operation of its servers and browsers, and its publishing concept is commendable. It will be an indispensable guide to the Web author as well as the sophisticated user.' (From the Foreword by Robert Cailliau.) `Despite its user friendliness, the Web has, by its own virtue, a default that makes it difficult for people to know where to begin: there is no starting point to the Web. Bebo White's HTML and the Art of Authoring For the World Wide Web will fill this gap immediately, as it provides a clear, introductory and sequential description of the fundamental concepts that lie underneath the Web. It describes HTML as an SGML application, explains the relationship between HTML and SGML, and gives a complete description of all the structure that HTML provides.' (From the Foreword by Eric van Herwijnen.)
The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate. The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies -- with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices -- while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you'll find: An overview of information architecture for both newcomers and experienced practitioners The fundamental components of an architecture, illustrating the interconnected nature of these systems. Updated, with updates for tagging, folksonomies, social classification, and guided navigation Tools, techniques, and methods that take you from research to strategy and design to implementation. This edition discusses blueprints, wireframes and the role of diagrams in the design phase A series of short essays that provide practical tips and philosophical advice for those who work on information architecture The business context of practicing and promoting information architecture, including recent lessons on how to handle enterprise architecture Case studies on the evolution of two large and very different information architectures, illustrating best practices along the way How do you document the rich interfaces of web applications? How do you design for multiple platforms and mobile devices? With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new approaches -- and unlearn outmoded ones.
"This book gives an accessible perspective on computer-mediated communication that explores symbol/visual language systems, Graphical User Interfaces, graphic design principles, and elements of computer iconography - reused and with characteristics that allow an icon to give unambiguous, clear intention."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Mastery of HTML 3.0 is necessary for users who want to publish flexible, richly embellished hypertext information on the World Wide Web. Readers will be able to get all the guidance they need from this book by the leading authorities on the WWW and Hypertext Mark Up Language. Includes disk.
This newly revised edition of the Artech House bestseller brings you the most, up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the current trends in WWW security available, with brand new chapters on authentication and authorization infrastructures, server-side security, and risk management. You also find coverage of entirely new topics such as Microsoft.NET Passport. From HTTP security, firewalls and proxy servers, cryptographic security protocols, electronic payment systems. to public key infrastructures, authentication and authorization infrastructures, and client-side security, the book offers an in-depth understanding of the key technologies and standards used to secure the World Wide Web, Web-based applications, and Web services.
This third edition is the book for people who already know how to build Web pages with HTML and are ready to take the next step in making their sites more interesting and exciting. With an easy, step-by-step approach and loads of useful illustrations, readers learn to liven up their pages with dynamic images and smart forms.
James M. Gillies,James Gillies,James and Cailliau Robert Gillies,R. Cailliau
Author: James M. Gillies,James Gillies,James and Cailliau Robert Gillies,R. Cailliau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
'This is a scholarly work for the price of a novel' -Gareth Price'It is not a light read but it is a good one!' -David Coleman, Multimedia Information and Technology, February 2001'excellent book' -New Scientist 30/9/00'a good read' -Glasgow Herald, 22/9/00
This book provides new coverage of all the Web developments since the first edition--Netscape, commercial servers, Web development tools--and features an entirely new section on setting up and maintaining a Web server, as well as beefed-up coverage of advanced Web development techniques such as image maps and forms.
Presents the key elements of Perl CGI, covering Perl variables, CGI environment variables, form processing, data file I/O, searching/sorting, SSIs, random number generation, HTTP cookies, and database programming.
Demonstrates successful search strategies while analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of Yahoo!, AltaVista, Excite, Infoseek, Lycos, and Hot-Bot, describing advanced features and query terminology for each.