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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Starting Point., 23 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics (Paperback)
I used to design web pages in the 1990's, when pictures were just being introduced to the web.

All we had back then was HTML. I made use of tables and yes, the Comic Sans® font. When CSS started to come along, I lost interest. I soon realised that web design was becoming a multi-disciplined environment, and I was neither a programmer, or a designer.

I started to learn web design again in 2012. I bought some very good books that were either too specific, or very tedious to read - I could name them, but there's no point as they are very good books if you have enough ground knowledge.

To the book:

1. The page layout makes it very readable, because it's been written by a Designer - Programmers take note! Many books on Web Design/Programming are rushed out with little regard to their readability, and layout.
2. The use of colour in the book is put to good use. You'd be surprised at how many similarly priced books have no colour at all.
2. It's takes the reader from the very basics to quite advanced topics in a structured way.
3. The latest edition includes information about Responsive Web Design (designing for all screen sizes). It's also bang up to date for CSS3 and HTML5. Web Design is on the move again - now is good time to learn.
4. It's been written by a woman - i.e. no silly jokes.
5. The plethora of links to other books, and online resources is very useful.

I wholly reccommend this book, to anyone that wants to make a start in Web Design, or who needs updating on the latest tools.
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Initial post: 21 Jul 2013 20:54:12 BDT
Paul Craven says:
Excellent review mate. I was also playing around with basic HTML back in the first years of this century and dabbled with CCS as it was starting out. I've decided to go back to basics and downloaded this as an ebook. As you say it is a very well written and designed book. I'm using this in conjunction with a good editor called CoffeeCup and am really getting on well. Also you are right that no stupid jokes as it's written by a woman. Take note Scott Kelby!
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