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This chapter covers

Generating HTML with UI component tags

Building forms and beyond

Snazzing it up with templates and themes

Surveying the components

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It means the author wanted to talk about building forms plus some other stuff that is related, but is either (a) less important and so shouldn't be mentioned in the sub-heading, or (b) involves several different topics that cannot easily be summarized in one or two words.

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Building forms and beyond

means "Building forms and more things you can do related to building forms".

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In this context it means "to go further than the subject matter or title suggests".

Building a web form requires that you do ABC, but having learnt those skills you could employ them to do XYZ which has nothing to do with building web forms.

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