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XHTML with CSS2 Tutorial with Dreamweaver MX Instructions.

By: John C. Fish, September 16, 2002
Portions previously published at ExtremeTech: True Web Power: XHTML with CSS2

1.0 Introduction

The goal of this tutorial is to help someone bridge the gap from HTML 4.01 to XHTML 1.1 (EXtensible HyperText Markup Language) and CSS2 (Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 ).

This tutorial is designed for someone with a basic understanding of HTML-- XHTML is human readable and writeable. Think of it as learning some new keywords and phrases at a new job, every technical job has its own "Lingo".

For the seasoned developer, there is information here that will make the transference to XHTML 1.1 with CSS2 much easier.

HTML 4.01 is a 1999 standard, an eon ago in computer advancement terms. The question is, do you want to write code that will need to be updated, or have code that will stand 10 years from now and on any piece of equipment with any software?

As bandwidth costs increase, which they will, business people will be looking for people that can produce more efficient code instead of the "tag soup" that is the standard norm on the Web today.

Eliminating tables except for tabular data is another W3C "suggestion". This tutorial shows one way to design without tables.

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