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HTML (Beginner's Guide) [Paperback]

Wendy Willard
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1 Dec 2002 0072226447 978-0072226447 2nd Revised edition
Revised with the most current information and images appropriate for the beginner and written by a recognised industry trainer, this is a must-have first step for those looking to acquire Web development skills.

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  • Paperback: 550 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072226447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072226447
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.9 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,334,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essential Skills Made Easy!


Peel back the Web's opulent exterior and see how HTML makes it all look so great. Author Wendy Willard will help you understand HTML with clear lessons delivered in a proven learning system. In dedicated modules that act as stand-alone lessons, you'll discover how to structure a page, place images, size text, create links, generate Web-safe colors, work with multimedia, and more. Plus by learning to link to other Web pages and email addresses, create Web graphics and multimedia, incorporate JavaScript, and utilize frames and forms, you'll be ready to tackle most Web development projects on a functional level.


Designed for Easy Learning:


-Modules Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
-Critical Skills Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
-Mastery Checks End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
-Ask the Experts Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
-Progress Checks Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
-Projects Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module
-Annotated Syntax Example code annotated with commentary describes the programming techniques being illustrated

About the Author

Wendy Willard is founder and owner of WILLARDESIGNS, a firm specializing in cutting edge Web-based design and development for businesses of all sizes and varieties, and in education and consulting about web-related concepts. She holds a degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Wendy teaches and lectures on Web design and development throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purely BEltER! 29 Nov 2000
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this is a really good book giving easy to follow steps. good if you are just starting out. At this price, well worth it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT for the Beginner 3 Jan 2004
By Jeff Frese - Published on Amazon.com
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I have just finished the first two modules and let me tell you that if you are a pure beginner to HTML, DO NOT get this book. Module two is very confusing with very few examples for the beginner. I have been designing pretty decent web pages ([...]) with MS Frontpage 2002 and wanted to learn HTML so I could advance to using javascript & flash. This book was a mistake purchase. It is not for the beginner. I have read all of the other comments that convinced me to buy this book, and all I can say is that maybe this would be a good book if you have already dabbled in some HTML. If you look at some of the test questions at the end of module 2, such as #9 which asks about the proper XHTML format for closing the hr tag, you will find that she hasn't even covered the tag hr yet. In # 11 it asks to rewrite "the text below" so that it doesn't show up on a web page - and then there is no text shown that could be rewritten. The author really needs to get in a frame of mind to that of a true beginner if she is going to sell this book as a beginner book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I knew nothing - now I feel all clued up! 9 Jun 2001
By Mr. Thomas Orton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is definetely worth every penny I paid for it. I started off knowing next to nothing about HTML coding. Now I know all about creating a web page/site, styling the text, including web graphics/colours (and about the hexidecimal colour system), tables (which are widely and a useful tool for web pafge layout, I found out), frames (another widely used tool - like on THIS page here!), embedding multimedia (and customizing it) and MUCH more. There are even useful introductions to javascript, cascading style sheets and stuff about actually putting your website on the web, and, at the beginning, stuff about web site design (e.g. for potential customers, etc.). There is a reference section for all the stuff you've learnt and a resources section both at the back. A BIG feature is the project running throughout the book, which gets you to create your own web site and build it up, gradually adding more and more stuff to it as you learn it. This consolidates your learning.
This book is EXCELLENT for beginners, who know nothing, and takes you through to, I would say, at least intermediate level. There is also stuff on how to make pages ready for the up-and-coming XHTML. Everything is fully,and very well explained, with useful short tests throughout. The only critcism I can think of is that it is a bit repetative in places - but then that can only be good for a beginner. If you want to learn HTML (and a bit more), this is a VERY good place to start!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece 20 Nov 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I needed a relatively quick way to learn how to construct a custom web page for my Computer-Help website, and this book did not disappoint.
I just finished the book today, and I can now use basic Javascript, tables, frames (don't use them!), and basic CGI scripts.
All the information you need to go from beginner to intermediate is here. I highly recommend this book as the most painless means of acquiring a working knowledge of HTML.
Some things this book does not cover are ASP, PHP, and the like, which is understandable. There are only so many pages available.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for beginners/Essential resource for experts 1 Dec 2000
By C. DeLoach - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I haven't read a more thorough, user-friendly guide to creating a Web site. This book has so much value-added content, beyond HTML, and demonstrates lessons through fun and easy practice tutorials. Individuals overwhelmed with taking on a new skill will discover, with this book, how simple and exciting learning HTML can be.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HTML MADE EASY 28 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book in its preliminary stage. I knew nothing about HTML, web pages, or even basic computer "lingo." I could not even download from the internet without pulling my hair out. If I can now understand HTML, ANYONE can. Read this book.
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