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HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML & CSS by Patrick Griffiths

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

GETTING STARTED is often the most difficult thing to do. Sometimes it’s easier not to start at the beginning, but rather just jump in halfway and start messing about with images or forms, for example. That might get you on the road to a more interesting-looking web page quicker, but your car would probably be in better condition afterwards if you learned how to drive properly first. It’s the same as with any other subject—there’s always a whole load of theory to plow through, but getting through it will make life easier and better in the long run.

This chapter will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about putting together the basic components of a web page. It splits quite neatly into two—how to use HTML ...

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