The HTML Sourcebook: A Complete Guide to HTML 3.0 (Sourcebooks)

The HTML Sourcebook: A Complete Guide to HTML 3.0 (Sourcebooks)

“This is the best of the HTML cookbooks I’ve seen so far.” — Byte magazine

“…the most effective way to learn how to write HTML pages…a complete, step-by-step guide to designing, editing, and managing Web pages.” — PC Magazine

With The HTML Sourcebook, Second Edition, you’ll quickly master all the commands, tools, and techniques you need to create state-of-the-art Web page documents. This extensively revised edition of the bestselling guide to online publishing using HTML now provides complete coverage of HTML 3.0, the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Standard, experimental HTML features such as Netscape and Microsoft extensions, Web document design, and more. Of course, you’ll still find the clear, step-by-step guidelines, priceless pointers, and abundance of instructive examples—complete with code and screen captures—that made the first edition of this book the standard reference on HTML for the Web page developer community.

The HTML Sourcebook shows you how to:

  • Use all the HTML commands—including HTML 3.0 —and the URL syntax
  • Create documents that support the latest Web technologies, including Netscape frames and JavaTM applets
  • Create and edit HTML documents for all WWW browsers
  • Translate documents from a wide range of formats into HTML documents
  • Create professional-quality hypertext documents that incorporate graphics, sound, and video effects
  • Design your own customized CGI programs and HTML forms
  • Access and use all the browsers, editors, translators, CGI programs, and other valuable Web tools available online

The HTML Sourcebook, Second Edition is your complete guide to creating high-quality full-featured Web documents.

Learn more about this book at the Wiley Computer Publishing Web Site


  • Series: Sourcebooks
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (February 9, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471142425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471142423
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  1. When I’m not sure I turn to Graham. His text can be relied on.
    A very good feature of his book is the way he describes most succinctly the ‘Can Contain’ and ‘Can Be Inside’ aspects of each tag. With most texts you have to really hunt for this information – if it’s given at all.
    OK, it’s not the easiest book for a beginner, who may find Lemay easier, but his text is more reliable and isn’t marred by a host of typos.
    So if you want a reliable tome, this is a good one.

  2. This book does not specifically talk about a particular OS.
    It generally talks about HTML and cgi-scripting.
    I read little bit of this book and I thought, man I really wasted money on this.
    It’s very complicated for beginners, and it’s also
    hard to read and learn from it.
    It’s not at all a step-by-step guide,
    I think it’s just a list of tags.
    VERY good if you wanna just look up what a certain tag does.

  3. Overall, this book was a straightforward decent book. Graham wrote it very well, although I was sometimes confused on the order of things, and I questioned some principles laid forth. This book would be a good book for novices, as it might not help the beginner grasp the whole HTML concept

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