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4.0 out of 5 stars Creating a Website: A missing manual, 15 Jun. 2012
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I borrowed this book from the local library in October 2011 and found it quite usuful in outlining basic html structure and formatting techniques. As a result, I bought a copy. The book is reasonably in depth - it won't describe every html element, although sometimes goes off on a tangent away from raw html, like using Web Page Editing software such as Dreamweaver. I have always believed that it is far better to learn the nuts and bolts of html rather than use a piece of software to generate it - when you run into problems or need to edit your code, unless you know the underlying html, you're stuffed.

The book does go into reasonable detail describing current HTML5 syntax ie. tags which are accepted under the standard and only briefly mentions ones which are not supported. In that respect, this book is up to date and informative. It is also well written and easy to read, without being laborious. It does have some black and white illustations which help to break the dull text.

My only criticism of the book would be that it could be improved by using a working web site throughout the book rather than disparate examples. That way, the user would see their creation being built from scratch, instead of by ad hoc pieces. Apart from that the book is quite informative and very useful for a beginner to html.
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