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  • Paperback: 538 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne; 4 edition (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071611436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071611435
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 740,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Essential Skills Made Easy!


Peel back the Web's opulent exterior and see how HTML makes it all look so great. Author Wendy Willard will help you understand HTML with clear lessons delivered in a proven learning system. In dedicated modules that act as stand-alone lessons, you'll discover how to structure a page, place images, size text, create links, generate Web-safe colors, work with multimedia, and more. Plus by learning to link to other Web pages and email addresses, create Web graphics and multimedia, incorporate JavaScript, and utilize frames and forms, you'll be ready to tackle most Web development projects on a functional level.


Designed for Easy Learning:


-Modules Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
-Critical Skills Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
-Mastery Checks End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
-Ask the Experts Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
-Progress Checks Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
-Projects Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module
-Annotated Syntax Example code annotated with commentary describes the programming techniques being illustrated --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Wendy Willard is a freelance designer, consultant, writer, and educator who’s been involved in Web design and development for more than 10 years. She is the author of the previous editions of this book.


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explains HTML and goes though process of explaining web sites and how to write web sites can be used as reference
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HASH(0x9a2b7aa4) out of 5 stars 4th Edition - A great beginners book. 7 April 2010
By Leonard Gaunt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn HTML from the floor up and to those wishing to brush up on the subject. I have used others in the series, such as the one on XML, and find them similarly useful. I was looking for a good beginners book as a refresher course and also an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets, especially the confusing, to me, art of positioning. There is also a useful chapter on HTML for e-mail. I learned the basics of HTML a long while ago but haven't used it in anger for a long time. The saying 'If you don't use it, you lose it.' applies to me. This book quickly got me back up to speed with modern HTML techniques and provided countless handy tips on many of the pages - for example, how to use images as form buttons. Everything is explained in easy to read English, with clear example code (that can be downloaded from the author's website) and illustrations. Differences between web browsers page display are mentioned (cross browser compatibility) where applicable, as are several solutions to those little quirks that dog HTMLers. This was very valuable information. I found exactly what I was looking for, particularly in the Forms chapter and the Positioning chapter. I put the knowledge gained into immediate use with success. 5 stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a2b7af8) out of 5 stars Disappointing Book 31 Dec. 2010
By Bernard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When I purchased this book I thought it would demonstrate how to start with HTML from a fundamental point of view, but after about three chapter the author was giving examples of CSS which seem out of place for a beginners guide to HTML. In addition I found the book to be lacking a clear focus and sense of structure.
I would suggest checking out the About.com web site and looking up under the HTML section the top ten HTML beginner books and make a selction from there and avoid this book altogether.
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HASH(0x9a2b7fb4) out of 5 stars Great beginners guide to HTML 2 Oct. 2012
By Ed Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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I knew nothing about HTML and this easy to use book with interactive projects to ensure you have learnt the information each chapter and short quizzes at the end of each chapter really help to put it all into perspective, must buy for anyone wanting to get a handle on HTML.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a2b7f9c) out of 5 stars Straight-forward and Simple 3 Dec. 2009
By Dante from AK - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a book about HTML, as the title says, but it also includes some CSS instruction. It does not, however, include much about JavaScript, PHP, or other languages for dynamic page construction. Try on of these if that is what your looking for: JavaScript, A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition (Beginner's Guide (Osborne Mcgraw Hill)), or Head First JavaScript

The HTML and CSS it teaches you are easy to understand, and easy to use. it is meant to be a Beginner's Guide.
You can create solid, simple websites using this book.

This version relies on CSS, rather than (font) tags and other depreciated elements, more than the previous editions. This is to keep web pages made with this book up to W3C standards. I built my first website using the first edition of this book from a local library, and now I will have to use the Forth Edition (the book being reviewed) and another book (Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML) to bring it up to CSS standards.
HASH(0x9a544384) out of 5 stars The book does have some material that I was able ... 23 Feb. 2015
By Michael Bourget - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book does have some material that I was able to understand and use. There were some issues that I found that didn't work and I had to figure them out. I also see some things in the book about CSS. It didn't see any sense in using it. The part about the quiz's is if there is something wrong with the book the quiz's are also wrong. The author should have double checked her work. I stopped using the book after Chapter 6 because of some of the flaws.
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