HTML, CSS and JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself: Covering HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery

Julie C. Meloni  
Sams Publishing
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October 2014
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This book combines a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into one clearly written, carefully organized, step-by-step tutorial that expertly guides the beginner through these interconnected technologies. By the end of this book, readers will understand how these technologies work, and more importantly, how they work together to create modern web pages and sites. After completing the book's lessons, the reader will be able to confidently create basic, but professional-looking interactive web sites.


  • Bestselling author Julie Meloni crafts an integrated, well-organized book that expertly guides the beginner through these three interconnected technologies
  • Teaches HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in clear language that any beginner can understand
  • Short, simple lessons focus on information that can immediately be put to use in building a web site
  • Coverage of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and the latest JavaScript libraries is thoughtfully integrated into every chapter of the book, mentioning new features or tools within context of the task or topic at hand

New to this Edition

The second edition brings the entire book in line with the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications and capabilities, as implemented in current versions of the most popular web browsers. It also updates the section on JavaScript, incorporating more coverage on jQuery as well as discussing other newer JavaScript libraries.

Table of Contents

Part I Getting Started on the Web

1 Understanding How the Web Works

2 Structuring an HTML Document

3 Understanding Cascading Style Sheets

4 Understanding JavaScript

5 Validating and Debugging Your Code

Part II Building Blocks of Practical Web Design

6 Working with Fonts, Text Blocks, Lists, and Tables

7 Using External and Internal Links

8 Working with Colors, Images, and Multimedia

Part III Advanced Web Page Design with CSS

9 Working with Margins, Padding, Alignment, and Floating

10 Understanding the CSS Box Model and Positioning

11 Using CSS to Do More with Lists, Text, and Navigation

12 Creating Fixed or Liquid Layouts

Part IV Getting Started with Dynamic Sites

13 Understanding Dynamic Websites and HTML5 Applications

14 Getting Started with JavaScript Programming

15 Working with the Document Object Model (DOM)

16 Using JavaScript Variables, Strings, and Arrays

17 Using JavaScript Functions and Objects

18 Controlling Flow with Conditions and Loops

19 Responding to Events

20 Using Windows

Part V Advanced JavaScript Programming

21 JavaScript Best Practices

22 Using Third-Party JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

23 A Closer Look at jQuery

24 First Steps Toward Creating Rich Interactions with jQuery UI

25 AJAX: Remote Scripting

Part VI Advanced Website Functionality and Management

26 Working with Web-Based Forms

27 Organizing and Managing a Website


Julie C. Meloni is a software development manager and technical consultant living in Washington, D.C. She has written several books and articles on web-based programming languages and database topics, including the bestselling Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One.