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This review is from: Brilliant HTML and CSS (Paperback)
This is not the book for a beginner or, perhaps, for *anyone* wanting to learn about HTML and CSS. It's written like a poor school textbook, with the author apparently expecting the reader to read the whole thing in a fairly short period and then learn its contents. The concepts and principles are not explained in sufficient detail, and many of the examples are unhelpful. The book is part of a series where the editors seem to have failed to grasp the basic requirements of IT tutorials.
It's essential for books of this kind to act as a reference, into which the reader can dip and, particularly, look things up. The contents list is not adequate as a guide to the book's (limited) contents and, unforgivably, there is no index. I was given this as a source of information on CSS, from which I had to get results in a short period of time. It failed me completely and, instead, I was forced to go and buy a much better book, David Powers' "Getting started with CSS".