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Introduction Part 1: "Creating Your First Web Page" xii After dipping a toe into the web publishing waters with some introductory material in Chapter 1, "A Brief HTML Primer," you then dive right into the hurly-burly of web page construction. The next five chapters here in Part 1 take you step-by-step, piece-by-piece through the process of building a spanking new web page. These chapters build your knowledge of basic HTML slowly and with lots of examples. Then Chapters 7, "The Host with the Most: Choosing a Web Hosting Provider," and 8, "Publish or Perish: Putting Your Page on the Web," show you how to successfully negotiate the big moment: getting your page on the web for your friends and family to admire. Part 2: "A Grab Bag of Web Page Wonders" Part 2 takes you beyond the basics by presenting you with a hodgepodge of web page topics. You get oh-so-simple instructions on web page knickknacks such as image links (Chapter 9, "Images Can Be Links, Too"), tables (Chapter 10, "Table Talk: Adding Tables to Your Page"), multimedia (Chapter 11, "Making Your Web Pages Dance and Sing"), forms (Chapter 12, "Need Feedback? Create a Form!"), and frames (Chapter 13, "Fooling Around with Frames"). Part 3: " High HTML Style: Working with Style Sheets" Style sheets are the wave of the future in web page design, so Part 3 devotes no less than three chapters to mastering them. I explain the basics in Chapter 14, "A Beginner's Guide to Style Sheets," and then I show you how to wield styles for fonts, colors, and backgrounds (Chapter 15, "Sheet Music: Styles for Fonts, Colors, and Backgrounds"), as well as dimensions, borders, and margins (Chapter 16, "The Box Model: Styles for Dimensions, Borders, Margins, and More"). Part 4: " Working with JavaScripts and Java Applets" The three chapters in Part 4 show you how to add tiny little programs to your web pages to give them that interactive boost. Chapter 17, "The Programmable Page: Adding JavaScripts to Your Pages," tells you all about this JavaScript thing that everyone always blathers on about. It also gives you quite a few examples of scripts that you can plop right inside your pages. Chapter 18, "More JavaScript Fun," takes the JavaScript ball and runs with it by showing you a whack of other examples that do all kinds of amazingly useful things. Chapter 19, "Caffeinating Your Pages: Adding Java Applets," turns your attention to Java and the applets that it creates. Part 5: "Rounding Out Your HTML Education" This part of the book features some chapters that help increase your webmaster IQ. You learn a about a few more web page tricks to stuff up your sleeve (Chapter 20, "Web Page Doodads You Should Know About"), you get some hints on proper web page style (Chapter 21, "The Elements of Web Page Style"), and some Internet resources that help you create great pages (Chapter 22, "Some HTML Resources on the Web"). Part 6: "Show Me the Money: Turning Your HTML Skills Into Cash" Most web welders are happy just to put up their pages and leave it at that. But a few want to generate some extra cash from their hard work, and that's what I show you how to do in this section. You learn how to get started as a professional web designer (Chapter 23, "Turning Pro: Becoming a Paid Web Designer"), how to make money from putting ads and links to affiliate programs on your site (Chapter 24, "Joint Ventures: Working with Ads and Affiliate Programs"), and how to sell things from your site (Chapter 25, "Selling Stuff Online"). You Want More? You've Got It! Happily, there's more to this book than 25 chapters of me yammering away. To put a feather in your HTML cap and to make your page publishing adventures a bit easier, I've included a few other goodies: