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The Ultimate HTML Reference


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The Ultimate HTML Reference


Sitting at the foundation of every site is HTML—the only language that’s essential to a web site’s existence. On the surface HTML may seem simple but there’s much more to it than meets the eye. With different versions, many infrequently used elements and attributes, and varying ways that browsers interpret the language, only this comprehensive and up-to-date reference, has it completely covered.

About this Title

Pages: 523
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN: 978-0-9802-8588-8

The Ultimate HTML Reference is your definitive resource for mastering HTML. The entire language is clearly and concisely covered, along with browser—compatibility details, working examples, and easy-to-read descriptions.

Written by Ian Lloyd, one of the world’s most renowned HTML experts, this is a comprehensive reference that you’ll come back to time and time again.

This book is perfect for anyone looking for an in-depth, accurate, and beautifully presented HTML reference. You won’t find a more up-to-date HTML reference that includes browser compatibility information, working examples and easy-to-read descriptions. The Ultimate HTML Reference contains all the HTML knowledge you’ll ever need and presents it to you in style.

Contents & Extracts

  • Structural Elements
  • Head Elements
  • List Elements
  • Text Formatting Elements
  • Form Elements
  • Image and Media Elements
  • Table Elements
  • Frame and Window Elements
  • Common Attributes
  • Event Attributes


Ian Lloyd runs Accessify, a web accessibility site that he started in 2002, and has written or co-written a number of books on the topic of web standards and development, including SitePoint’s best-selling beginners’ title Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way using HTML & CSS. Ian was previously a member of the Web Standards Project and is a regular speaker at web development conferences, including the highly regarded South By Southwest (SXSW) and @media events.