HTML5 in easy steps, 2nd edition instructs you how to employ the latest development for web page design with HyperText Markup Language (HTML5). Modern web browsers have united to support exciting new features of the HTML5 standard that allows easy creation of stunning web pages and engaging interactive applications. Contains examples and screenshots that illustrate each feature of HTML5, describing how to incorporate meta information about a document within its 'head' section and how to add structured 'body' content. You'll learn how to create web pages to display text, images, lists, tables, hyperlinks, forms, audio, and video - and also how to write script instructions that draw and animate graphics on embedded 'canvas' areas.
Python in easy steps instructs you how to program in the powerful Python language, giving complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colourized source code. Python in easy steps begins by explaining how to install the free Python interpreter so you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. It demonstrates all the Python language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and CGI scripting to handle web form data. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create and deploy graphical windowed applications. Python in easy steps makes no assumption you have previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to programmers moving from another programming language, and to the student who is studying Python programming at school or college, and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming. Python is the language used to program the Raspberry Pi - covered by Raspberry Pi in easy steps.
CSS3 in easy steps instructs the user how to create exciting web pages using Cascading Style Sheets version 3 (CSS3) for presentation and dynamic effect. CSS3 in easy steps begins by explaining how style sheets can determine the presentation of elements within HTML documents. Examples show how Cascading Style Sheet rules control content position and its appearance with font style, color, gradients, and drop-shadow effects. You will also learn how rules can provide dynamic effect with animation, transformations, and transitions. Each chapter builds your knowledge of style sheets. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of CSS3 and be able to create your own exciting interactive web pages. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively style components of an HTML document and how to endow components with interactive functionality, to illustrate each aspect of CSS3 . CSS3 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin creating stylish web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest style sheet techniques, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development who need a thorough understanding of CSS3.
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used for many of the things that your PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and playing games, but its real purpose is to inspire children (and adults) to learn how to program. Over five million Raspberry Pis have been sold worldwide, so far! Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps starts with the basic components you’ll need, setting up the system and logging into the console. Then, in easy steps, it introduces you to the Raspbian operating system that is optimized for the Raspberry Pi. You'll learn how to customize the look and feel of your system, how to navigate the file system, and how to use the powerful system ‘shell’ to make things happen for you. The new GPIO interface is fully described, and the new NOOBS installer is also described for setup. Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps enables complete beginners to create their very own computer programs with the Scratch visual programming environment. It also instructs programming in the high-level (human-readable) Python programming language, which is processed by the Python ‘interpreter’ to produce results fast. Examples demonstrate how to use the included Python ‘pygame’ module, to make your own games, and how to use the included 'Tkinter’ module to create graphical windowed apps. Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps also illustrates how to control electrical input and output on the Raspberry Pi header from Python scripts, including lighting a lamp, adding more buttons and controlling projects. With the knowledge gained from this book the reader can confidently advance to any future electronic Raspberry Pi project or other explore other programming environments. Covers the latest versions of Python.
Written by an industry professional with over 20 years' experience of training in electronic publishing software, InDesign in easy steps breaks down this versatile, user-friendly page layout software into a straightforward, manageable and logical series of learning events. If your aim is to get started with the basics, become a competent and confident user, and then to master InDesign - this book is for you. The book builds from the basics, such as the Working Environment, Building Pages, Text, character and Paragraph settings. Then, it continues to cover more and more of the extensive range of functionality InDesign has to offer. By following the book's logical structure you can develop the core skills needed to master the software. Areas covered include: Tables and Tabs; Table of Contents, Indexing and Books; Printing and Exporting; Transformations and Transparency; Paths and the Pen Tool. For both Windows & Mac users.
Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps introduces the features of this Windows operating system, presented with the senior reader in mind. It uses larger type for easy reading, and discusses the topics in a clear and concise manner. It concentrates on the activities you'll want to carry out, whether you're completely new to computers, or you're upgrading from a previous version of Windows. Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps starts with identifying the right edition of Windows 7 for your purpose. It focuses on the new user interface features to save you time and become more efficient using your computer, and also helps you customize your system to suit your way of working. It looks at Windows Aero themes and functions, and covers software gadgets and new features such as multi-touch screens. Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps covers home networking and homegroups, email, internet, digital photography, music and video. It reviews the applications and games that are supplied with Windows 7 and the supplementary applications provided through Windows Live Essentials. It also covers issues of security, protection from computer viruses, maintaining your system and keeping it up to date.
Start an Online Business in easy steps, 2nd edition will show you how to research, prepare and run your own online business and will also give you the tools and the confidence to be able to explain to other staff members, clients, potential suppliers and of course customers, about what your online business is, and what it can do for them. Now fully updated for today’s online market, it will guide you through: · Planning, registering, and financing your business. · Setting up your business online, and marketing it effectively. · Monetizing your site. · Managing and retaining customers. · The tricks of the trade to earn more from your website, and much more to make your site successful! This book is intended for entrepreneurs, employees, employers, parents, students... in fact anyone interested in starting a business online no matter what their level of experience. It is for the non-techie who wants to be involved with every facet of setting up and running their own e-business. Whether you have a great idea for an online business but don’t know where to start, or you’ve just launched your online shop and need to attract customers, this book is for you! Table of Contents: 1. Start an Online Business 2. Business Planning & Finance 3. Setting Up Online 4. Monetizing Your Site 5. Supply Chain 6. Marketing Your Online Business 7. Customer Relationship Management 8. Useful Resources
WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) and is a fantastic tool for blogs and building websites. It is used by over 50% of the 100 top world blogs, and there are estimated to be over 69 million WordPress websites (as of late 2013). Many bloggers/web developers are turning to WordPress to create great websites. It has the ability for people of a non-technical background to create their own website/blog in easy steps, all the way up to advanced web developers to create stunning professional designs. There are over 100,000 new WordPress websites created every day. It is becoming a lot easier to build websites thanks to this fantastic platform. WordPress in easy steps guides you through: Setting Up WordPressWorking with the DashboardCreating Site ContentAdding MediaAppearance and ThemesAdding PluginsCommentsSetting up Users and PrivilegesTools and SettingsWordPress Tricks WordPress in easy steps is for: Bloggers/Hobbyist web designers, or anybody out there looking to design a website who doesn’t want to learn technical language, or bloggers looking for a great platform to work with.Web Developers: A lot of professional web design companies are using WordPress to build their websites for clients because it provides a great content management system so that the end user can add their own content once development is complete.Anybody who has had a WordPress website built for them and wants a handy reference book to help them update their own website without having to keep going back to the developer.
Java in easy steps instructs you how to easily create your own exciting Java programs. Now, updated for Java 8, it contains separate chapters on the major features of the Java language. Complete example programs with colorized code illustrate each important aspect of Java programming - all in easy steps. Now, in its fifth edition, Java in easy steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Java Development Kit (JDK) for the Java SE (Standard Edition) platform. This allows you to quickly begin creating your own executable programs by copying the examples. This book assumes no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Java. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of the Java language and be able to write your own Java programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any Java-enabled computer.