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Really helpful for complete beginners
on 30 May 2007
You would need a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and so on to fully understand this book; they do take you through those in sidebars, but I'd say this mightn't be enough if you really knew nothing about either - the authors themselves say that they expect readers to have some familiarity with basic HTML and CSS.
The book is accompanied by a website which allows you to download the scripts, gives examples, and gives access to downloads of chapters which appeared in earlier editions but have now been removed.
If you've never done any programming before, the book is a good starting point for that; things are introduced slowly and with lots of explanation.
The style is casual and chatty, and the book is enjoyable to read.