As a rookie to both HTML and CSS, and not being much the wiser after having laboured through several other tomes on these matters, it came as a pleasant surprise and a breath of fresh air when I started working through this book and things began to make sense. The author takes nothing for granted. From a sound base, he states the next objectives clearly, then guides the reader to that objective, explaining the reasoning behind every step along the way. And he does not take any short cuts. A very well crafted and principled piece of work. Thank you Ian LLoyd.