HTML, XHTML and CSS All-in-One For Dummies Paperback – 12 Nov 2010
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From the Back Cover
About the Author
Andy Harris taught himself programming because it was fun. Today he teaches computer science, game development, and Web programming at the university level; is a technology consultant for the state of Indiana; and has helped people with disabilities to form their own Web development companies.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is certainly a true gem, and I would say it is one of the best Dummies books I have purchased.
Andy Harris has a smooth way of writing and is very funny in places.
Would definetly recommend this book to any new web designer or even intermediate professionals.
I understood a lot of web development already but I wanted to start learning from scratch to fill in the gaps.
This book methodically steps you through the basics of the web, but avoids going into superfluous details that you don't need to start off with.
It's written in a friendly and interesting style and I haven't found any typos or errors which IT books can sometimes be prone to !
The author clearly has experience at actually teaching the subject which makes all the difference.
The included cdrom has all the sample code on it, playing with the code and making it work on my own system really builds my confidence !
This book is very good value for money and I really can recommend it if you want a good place to start learning about this exciting topic.
I'll update this review when I've finished !
31 Aug 11 update
Have read most of this book now ( just going to start the Graphics editing bit tomorrow)
I have seen one or two typos since my first review but absolutely nothing too annoying.
This book has a 2nd purpose as a 'tool kit' or ' cook book' for when you actually start building sites.
I still say this is a great value book and I would heartley recommend it .
The chapters in each book are broken down into small sections so that you don't have to read them through in one go. If you enjoy planning like me this is particulary useful for timetabling your study. Like most dummies guides i've read though the onus is on the reader to do their own experimentation with the information they are given. I generally do my own versions of the demonstrations and make notes before moving on.
complicated but the first few chapters are sufficient to be able to write decent
web pages. After that I think that experience in computing would help to understand
some of the topics covered.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whilst you cannot tell from the picture this is a very thick book with tons of information in to learn and digest. Read morePublished 16 days ago by TSG
Great book. I was absolute beginner when I first started the book, and can say I significantly improved my web coding skills and knowledge on the topic. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Takes you logically through the subject from first principles.
Starts from the beginning - and takes you slowly building on what you have learned, to teach some quite in-depth... Read more
This book is brilliant. Well written, dead easy to understand and it covers a vast amount of ground. Read morePublished on 14 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
I ordered the book at 1pm on Monday,it had arrived via FedEx by 2pm on Tuesday. Very very fast delivery. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2013 by Sdpm
Simply Amazing. I ordered Andy Harris' newest HTML, XHTML & CSS book last year, whilst that is good, in it's own right, this book just takes everything to another level. Read morePublished on 24 May 2013 by Craig
Came when they said it would. It's massive!!! If you have a huge heavy door needing kept open this is perfect. Bought it for my husband and he hasn't put it down!! Read morePublished on 26 April 2013 by samantha bullen