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Some smart dummies around!
on 6 March 2014
I needed a book to go alongside some evening-class notes for web design. This seemed the most comprehensive, at a very good price. In fact, I'm not sorry I bought it, but I must say that most of the benefit came from the early sections on thinking about the likely audience/market, or general lay-out and visual effects. I got my money's worth there. Otherwise the book (or five mini-books) is explicitly geared for someone who wants to make a living out of this: nothing wrong with that, but it does get very serious, very fast. A number of terms (eg CSS) are bandied about with no explanation, and the great bulk of the book is all about writing HTML code, which for anyone using purpose-built software on an amateur basis seems OTT. If you are wanting to write your own code it looks great - but how many "dummies" would actually do this?