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    Hello,
    I just started learning XHTML and CSS, so I hope I can explain my question.
    The information I am looking for is a book defining all the elements, attributes, and properties in XHTML and CSS. Bonus would be if the book or source, provided result examples of the code. But I can manually do that if needed.
    Let me explain my thoughts on this.
    I know <img src=”image.jpg” alt=”A Picture” /> because I learned this. But how do I find all the other possible attributes or properties and values that can be assigned? Is there a book that lists and explains them all? How can I use text-decoration or any of the others, if I have no idea they exist?
    Any recommendations on a good book would be very much appreciated. I hope I was clear in explaining what I am looking for.
    I did look on Amazon and found a few hundred books on the subject of XHTML and CSS. But I don’t know if they contain what I am looking for, OR if they are any good.
    Thank you for your time.
    Tony

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    First stop: W3C Schools There you will find all tags and attributes, and how to use them. The link I gave is for XHTML, but there is a CSS section as well. For an actual print book, O'Reilly's HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference. There is also a section in the back with a list of character entities.
    and Apress' Pro CSS Techniques. Don't know about the HTML book, but the CSS book is also available as an e-book from Apress. This book has a very thorough CSS Reference as well as a chart showing what works in what browsers.
    Semantic, Valid, and Accessible Design!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jyuill
    First stop: W3C Schools There you will find all tags and attributes, and how to use them. The link I gave is for XHTML, but there is a CSS section as well. For an actual print book, O'Reilly's HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference. There is also a section in the back with a list of character entities.
    and Apress' Pro CSS Techniques. Don't know about the HTML book, but the CSS book is also available as an e-book from Apress. This book has a very thorough CSS Reference as well as a chart showing what works in what browsers.

    Yes, w3 schools are very good, I'd try them first. Remember, you can also come back to our forums and ask questions on how to do things, sometimes in a different way to what you originally thought. So don't be afraid if you don't know everything, becasue there's heaps of people avaliable to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyuill
    First stop: W3C Schools There you will find all tags and attributes, and how to use them. The link I gave is for XHTML, but there is a CSS section as well. For an actual print book, O'Reilly's HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference. There is also a section in the back with a list of character entities.
    and Apress' Pro CSS Techniques. Don't know about the HTML book, but the CSS book is also available as an e-book from Apress. This book has a very thorough CSS Reference as well as a chart showing what works in what browsers.
    Thank you, that is just what I was looking for. I looked over some info on the books and they sound like they also have what I’m looking for. In fact, I just ordered the quick reference guide and will see if my local library has the other book available.
    Thank you again, for the helpful information.
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by diddy
    Yes, w3 schools are very good, I'd try them first. Remember, you can also come back to our forums and ask questions on how to do things, sometimes in a different way to what you originally thought. So don't be afraid if you don't know everything, becasue there's heaps of people avaliable to help.
    Thank you for the information and support.
    I really appreciate it.
    Tony


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    Quote Originally Posted by TCoomer
    Thank you, that is just what I was looking for. I looked over some info on the books and they sound like they also have what I’m looking for. In fact, I just ordered the quick reference guide and will see if my local library has the other book available.
    Thank you again, for the helpful information.
    Tony
    You're very welcome!!!! Good luck to you.
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    ditto


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