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For beginners, THE best intro to web design,
This review is from: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML (Paperback)
If you have no idea what a div tag is, or the id attribute, or you've been pretending for a while that you do, this is the book you should buy. For beginners it has no equal.
It's effective on three fronts. First, unlike so many other HTML/CSS books on the shelves, it takes nothing for granted - the authors have managed to step outside the often esoteric world of web design and speak clearly and unpatronisingly to the uninitiated. Second, it's rooted in a tried and tested theory of learning, which means that if you do the apparently silly little puzzles and games, chances are you'll actually remember what you've read. Finally, it's fun - you'll groan at times, but it's so much better than dry-as-dust textbook-ese.
I've bought nine books in the last four months in an obsessive attempt to understand how to create effective web sites. This book has provided the foundation for all the others, and is easily the most thoughtfully conceived.