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File Under: Glossary


The level of sophistication used to format lists in HTML is a vestige of HTML’s roots as a text-formatting language. You can’t position images or manipulate the leading of type yet, but you can make three types of lists:the unordered list (which is like an outline), the ordered list (which is like numbered instructions), and the definition list (which is like a series of dictionary entries).

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An expression tells JavaScript what to do with the data it gets, and within each expression are operators and operands. Operands are the data or data types the expression gets, and operators are the shorthand characters that tell the expression what to do with the operand. JavaScript has arithmetic (+,-,*,/), assignment (=), bitwise (&, |), comparison (>, <,), logical (&, ||, !), special (., []), and string (+) operators. Operators are a feature of many programming and scripting languages. At first there were a relatively limited menu of operators to use in JavaScript, but version 1.2 allowed for the support of regular expressions and a group of operators large enough to compare to other scripting languages.

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In computing, security means protecting data against unauthorized access. To prevent eavesdropping over networks, data can be secured by encryption, which is the scrambling of data into a form that is unintelligible without some type of decoder.

File Under: Cheat Sheets, HTML

Special Characters

To make special characters and accented letters show up on your pages, use a special set of codes called character entities, which you insert into your HTML code and which your browser will display as the corresponding symbols or characters you want.

The most common character entities have been collected by the International Organization for Standardization and compiled in the ISO Latin Alphabet No. 1 table, which includes special characters, letters with diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.), and scientific and currency symbols. The Latin-1 table contains 255 characters.  
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Mulders Stylesheets Tutorial

Cascading stylesheets are a new-ish technology that promises to make the Web a better place by allowing you to control layout like never before, to make smaller, faster pages, and to easily maintain many pages at once.

Steve Mulder, author of “Web Designer’s Guide to Stylesheets,” created this five-day stylesheets tutorial which — modesty aside — kicks butt.

Your journey begins with a quick trip through the basics of cascading stylesheets — everything you have to know to get started quickly.

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