With the amount of information on the internet these days, one would believe you could learn anything you wanted. Not quite.
In terms of wanting to know how the viewing public gains that information, the Web Standardistas makes it clear for novices and experts alike. For a novice, or a beginning student in web design, eat and sleep with this book. For all those experts out there, this book deserves a spot on your bookshelf in between Jerffery and Dan. A vast amount of knowledge, tips, clean approaches and element histories are wrapped up in the friendly atmosphere of the authors.
It is true that there may not be enough explanation on certain topics, but there are only so many tree's in the world. The book will inform every novice, and remind any expert that they may be doing some small things the wrong way.