Mr. Simon Parker

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Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider
Highly recommended, I've read other books on Photoshop (elements) and felt like it was a chore but this manual really excelles. It's fun to read, motivational and comprehensive. Topics are described well, there are tips galore and 163MB of sample files so you can play along.
WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for &hellip by Stephanie Leary
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but lacks focus, 15 Jan 2014
This book does have a lot of very good information in it but it does not really live up to its Title IMHO. What a Web Developer wanting to learn Wordpress would be after, is a good overview, plenty of perspective and a good chapter on background and fundamental concepts and descriptions/ diagrams of how things work. Instead of that, this book goes over all the basics of using Wordpress as a user, and then dives straight into using all the functions that are provided as part of the API. I would not argue that all the information you could want is in here or referenced to on the web some place, however what I really want is a progressive, well thought out and clear description of the way… Read more
Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Wrox P&hellip by Jon Duckett
I thought it rather quaint that this book started out listing a load of antiquated presentational tags. It was only when I read one of the other reviews here that I realised why this is, it's because the section is based on an archaic version of HTML and it has only really had a bit of a 'coat of paint' to bring it up to date.

I'm not sure I could recommend a complete newbie to start out by learning practices that would have been out of date even when the book was first published and are therefore only really of historical interest now. The disclaimer that 'Old sites still use these tags so you need to know about them' is a little stretched IMHO

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