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Jennifer Niederst Robbins
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3 Jan 2010 Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)

After years of using spacer GIFs, layers of nested tables, and other improvised solutions for building your web sites, getting used to the more stringent standards-compliant design can be intimidating. HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference is the perfect little book when you need answers immediately.

Jennifer Niederst-Robbins, author Web Design in a Nutshell, has revised and updated the fourth edition of this pocket guide by taking the top 20% of vital reference information from her Nutshell book, augmenting it judiciously, cross-referencing everything, and organizing it according to the most common needs of web developers. The result is a handy book that offers the bare essentials on web standards in a small, concise format that you can use carry anywhere for quick reference.

HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference features easy-to-find listings of every HTML and XHTML tag, and every Cascading Style Sheet value. It's an indispensable reference for any serious web designer, author, or programmer who needs a fast on-the-job resource when working with established web standards.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4 edition (3 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596805861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596805869
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 326,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You're ready to make the move to much cleaner standards-compliant web design, but how do you keep all those HTML tags and CSS values straight? This handy pocket guide offers alphabetical listings of every element and attribute in the HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 Recommendations. It's an indispensable reference for anyone working with web standards. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very handy reference 13 Dec 2008
I've got larger, more comprehensive references for HTML - The Ultimate HTML Reference is the most comprehensive I've found so far - but there aren't any which are better used. This, together with the CSS Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) are the two most frequently used of the pile of books sitting next to me when I work. I'd rate this as essential for anyway involved in web development.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does wghat it says on the cover 13 Feb 2009
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I love the O'Reilly pocket guides. They are not for learning from but workaday references. In that role tyhey are great and I have several. This one is a good example, the tags are clearly explained and easily located. What more can you ask?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 26 April 2011
By hxcman
The book presents the tags ordered by name with a basic explanation of what is that tag for, its attributes and if it's supported on HTML4, HTML5 or XHTML. Simple, small, unexpensive and very useful.
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I update my work Intranets and external-facing websites - for which I need to use basic HTML. I'm also not a coder, so I need a reference guide that is written for the lay-person.

This handy little guide (it's a pocketbook) gives me enough material with which to confidently keep my websites updated. The first few pages provide an overview of HTML and XHTML. But the bulk of the book is spent on describing how to add common attributes and events, and elements to your pages. What is great is that elements are listed alphabetically and by function (it includes all the main elements - headers, forms, lists, labels, menus, marks, etc).

The last few pages look at special characters and colours - probably the bit I use the most. There's also an index, which many reference books fail to have.

I highly recommend this book if you're having to update webpages in HTML, and just need a reference. Much better than a couple of the HTML tomes that sit on my shelf, but never get used. This little book, however, is always by my computer.
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