- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 01 edition (28 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273762583
- ISBN-13: 978-0273762584
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.3 x 23.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 469,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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HTML5 and CSS3 in Simple Steps Paperback – 28 Oct 2011
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From the Back Cover
Use HTML5 and CSS3 with confidence
This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using:
· a friendly, visual approach
· simple language
· practical, task-based examples
· large, full-colour screenshots
Discover everything you want to know about using HTML5 and CSS3 in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that youll want to perform, to solving the most common problems youll encounter.
Practical. Simple. Fast.
Get the most out of HTML5 and CSS3 with practical tips on every page:
· ALERT: Solutions to common problems
· HOT TIP: Time-saving shortcuts
· SEE ALSO: Related tasks and information
· DID YOU KNOW? Additional features to explore
· WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Jargon explained in plain English
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Top Customer Reviews
Cons: 1. Wastes whole pages on stuff like: "height: 70px;" and "height: 10%;" and then the same for width too. All of this could be handled on two pages at most. 2. Doesn't handle probably the most important part, which is layouts; most of it can be learned much faster on w3schools.com. 3. It doesn't show any of the interesting new HTML5 and CSS3 features like <canvas>.
Conclusion: This book doesn't really do what it says on the tin, though it is ideal for absolute beginners because it provides a basic understanding of how to go about learning HTML and CSS, which is the most important piece of knowledge. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is tech savvy, has done any other kind of programming, or already knows HTML and CSS and is looking to learn the new features of HTML5 and CSS3.
Delivery was prompt, as always.
I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact they do not include the quick reference guides themselves. The book also doesn't refer you direct to the standard www.w3schools.com website for the quick ref guides, instead it uses a third party (www.veign.com). The links provided in the book do take you to the correct page on the Veign website, but when you click the download button it takes you to a rather stupid page with a message made to look like it's composed of letters from newspaper cuttings, akin to a ransom note. Totally unprofessional and of no help at all!
I have two other books about html5/CSS3 and they had me confused more than anything, this book is simple and covers all the basics you need and for me was third time lucky.
It had step by step exercises so you can see the changes in action as well as all round hints, tips, advice and recommendations.
Not being a complete 'tech-head' I can't recommend this book enough.
A little to basic for myself but would be ideal for a beginner, good illustrations inside the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is exactly what I needed. An up-to-date book on basic code and some code for forms.Published 20 months ago by SweetAuburn
Easy to follow and useful desk top go to book for when the memory fails. Would recommend for anyone at the early stages of HTML and CSS.Published on 8 May 2014 by PKG
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Nice easy style - the authors know how to get things across in a very accessible way. I did find the move from HTML5 to CSS in the book a bit of a leap and sometimes it seems a bit... Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer