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Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide
Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide
by J. Dennis Thomas
Edition: Paperback

25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful, 1 Feb. 2007
If you can handle the small text and monochrome of the Nikon manuals (pages 71 - 106 for the SB800), and you have time to surf the forums at, or, you'll learn more than you can from this book. Much of it is dedicated to photography generals not specific to the Nikon Creative Lighting System (e.g. posing techniques, using flash outdoors, etc.) and for these things there are other books that are much better (e.g. Steve Bavister's 'Lighting for Portrait Photography').

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
by Elisabeth Robson
Edition: Paperback

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For beginners, THE best intro to web design, 13 Oct. 2006
If you have no idea what a div tag is, or the id attribute, or you've been pretending for a while that you do, this is the book you should buy. For beginners it has no equal.

It's effective on three fronts. First, unlike so many other HTML/CSS books on the shelves, it takes nothing for granted - the authors have managed to step outside the often esoteric world of web design and speak clearly and unpatronisingly to the uninitiated. Second, it's rooted in a tried and tested theory of learning, which means that if you do the apparently silly little puzzles and games, chances are you'll actually remember what you've read. Finally, it's fun - you'll groan at times, but it's so much better than dry-as-dust textbook-ese.

I've bought nine books in the last four months in an obsessive attempt to understand how to create effective web sites. This book has provided the foundation for all the others, and is easily the most thoughtfully conceived.

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