This version of Elizabeth Castro's bestselling guide to HTML was published in May, 1998 by Peachpit Press. Although it is the third version of the book, it has a new title, and thus no third edition. It's called HTML 4 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. Its ISBN is 0-201-69696-7.
This version covers the very latest HTML specifications (version 4) as well as Cascading Style Sheets, level 2. In addition, Netscape- and Internet Explorer-specific extensions are also described in detail.
The new edition also explains how to get the most out of the META tag and includes a completely rewritten forms chapter, with more detailed information about CGI scripts.In fact, there are changes to practically every page. I've gone through and checked each tag with the current versions (on both Mac and Windows) of both Netscape Communicator and Internet Explorer to see which tags work with which browsers--so you don't have to.
It also includes completely updated chapters on basic HTML, text formatting, creating and using images, links and anchors, lists, tables, forms, multimedia, HTML tools, special symbols and colors.
And you've already found the second companion Web site. It's right here at Cookwood Press. You'll find a gallery of Web pages created by readers of the book, a collection of letters about the book, a question and answer section, a hexadecimal color chart, like the one on the inside back cover of the book, a browser safe color chart (and palette for Photoshop) and a list of links to reviews, personal mentions, and colleges and universities where the book is required. Perhaps most importantly, I'm working on a section of extra bits of information that answer obscure, but often important questions. Putting them in the book would push the page limit (and readers' patience); this Web site will give me the chance to give more detail and explore clever techniques.
You'll also find personal links of my own, including more pictures of my cats (oh boy!), and my personal and professional background.