I've always thought of this as one of those must-have books. However, on looking at its cover once again, it is quite plain to see that in the years I have owned the book, I have very rarely actually consulted it.
Why is that? Well, for one thing, it is a reference book. It isn't a tutorial, nor does it try to be. So I wouldn't use it to learn DHTML or CSS etc.
Now this in itself is perfectly reasonable, as it is sold as a reference book, not as a tutorial, and does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak.
However, when I need to look something up, I am normally sat at my computer, so the first thing I do is hit a search engine. It is only when I have… Read more