HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide: With XHTML and CSS (Visual QuickStart Guides) Paperback – 16 Aug 2006
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From the Back Cover
Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to HTML, Web expert and best-selling author Elizabeth Castro uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and XHTML essentials. You’ll learn how to design, structure, and format your Web site. You'll create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, frames, and forms, and you'll add sound and movies to your site. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the Web. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of CSS techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), creating pages for the mobile Web, and more.
Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn!
- Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through HTML and show you what to do.
- Concise steps and explanations get you up and running in no time.
- Page for page, the best content and value around.
- Companion Web site at www.cookwood.com/html offers examples, a lively question-and-answer area, updates, and more.
About the Author
Elizabeth Castro has written all five best-selling editions of HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She is also author of Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide―both best-sellers! Liz was the technical editor for Peachpit’s The Macintosh Bible, Fifth Edition, and she founded Pagina Uno, a publishing house in Barcelona, Spain.
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Top Customer Reviews
What's so great about this book?? Clarity and simplicity. She explains everything in detail and you can pick out what you want, when you want. No need to start from the beginning and work your way through - just find the section you need and get started.
This book is in colour, too. Every example has a detailed, friendly picture of a page that she (presumably) made herself and next to it will be the appropriate HTML. Every example also has real life tips, for example on the difference between the browsers (particularly bad old non-compliant IE).Read more ›
It deals with everything from browser compatibility and monitor size, to getting your page published on the web, as well as HTML, CSS and XHTML. It even touches on javscript; nothing advanced, but enough to get you started and to get a flavour of how it works.
Definitely recommended if you only want to buy one book to help you get started with building websites.
It has turned out to be one of the worst written 'teach yourself' books that I have ever read, and by golly, I've read a few. What kind of teacher uses jargon in the first chapter of her book to explain more jargon? Instead of using simple examples involving nothing but the elements learned in a given chapter, she introduces code that hasn't yet been covered as illustration!
One might expect some kind of systematic order in a book this expensive... otherwise, you might as well go to any random techie website (some of which are actually much clearer than this book!) and hope that some reccurent piece of gobbledigook will start making sense after enough repetition. Same experience, a hell of alot cheaper!
The information is there, which is why I give it two stars instead of one, there's just not way for a novice to access it. ANd if you're not a novice, then you don't need this book. I expect a book that anounces itself as 'quickstart for beginners' to to the teaching for me in layman's terms, not for me to have to assimilate all the information before being able to start making sense of it for myself and processing it so that it becomes useful. Believe me, try something else. This is poor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter is still learning and was well pleased with this.Published 14 months ago by R W Harwood
I bought this book secondhand from 'massive books ltd' and it is in near perfect condition. This book is just another source of great information regarding building a website and... Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2012 by J. M. Maden
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