Best HTML and CSS Design Book

Last Update: 04-Mar-2022 10:09AM

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach
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I absolutely loved this book, so well-written and and such a nice print. I have decent amount of experience with other programming/scripting languages but I was a complete beginner in web development with zero knowledge of html and css. This book was an excellent start for learning both. The only small issue is that it was written when html5 was under development and although it covers many of the html5 features, the core of the book is not html5, especially with extensively covering subjects like flash videos. That is why an update would help a lot.

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Excellent book for any skill-level, but essential to all beginners! The content is laid out in a very fun fashionable way that will hold the reader's interest. The content is clear, concise and well-ordered. I once believed that once you've seen one HTML+CSS book, you've seen them all, but this one is truly one of a kind. The paper quality and design is bar-none a graphical artist's dream. HOWEVER...

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I have bought a few versions of this book over the years. I credit this author for helping me to learn how to program websites using PHP and MySql. Money well spent!

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I bought this as I'm in the process of preparing to transition in my career back to being a front-end or full-stack developer -- after about 15 years away from it. I'd been keeping current with HTML and CSS development, so this was a purchase intended to be a quick refresher and to get better acquainted with some of the things added with HTML5. The book itself is well-produced -- full color printing throughout, and well-organized ..

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I was very nervous about taking a class in this stuff, because I am brand new to the subject, and I don't learn new things very easily. My college professor's lectures are nothing but jargon and nonsense, and I am lucky to get anything out of them. This book, however, explains everything in such a simple, organized way that I am able to use everything in it immediately.

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About the Author

 Goals for this Book 

Programming books can often look rather intimidating and uninspiring, but they do not need to be. We wanted to redesign the tech book and make it more accessible, relevant, and attractive to a whole new group of readers. The result is a book that feels more like a magazine and is enjoyable to flick through, and looks like it belongs in the graphic design section rather than the programming section of a bookstore.

  • Large info-graphics are used to help simplify new or complex concepts

  • Clean design and layout presents each topic on a new page for easy reference

  • Printed in full-color, using a vibrant palette to distinguish different types of code

  • Attractive code samples help you make beautiful web sites

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    Whether you want to design and build websites from scratch or take more control over an existing site, this book will help you create attractive, user-friendly web content. We understand that code can be intimidating, but take a look inside and you will see how this guide differs from many traditional programming books.

    Each page introduces a new topic in a simple, visual way with straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. You will also find practical help on how to organize and design the pages of your site so that you can create websites that look stunning and are easy to use. No previous experience needed.

    This book is for

  • Web designers and programmers
  • Online editors and content editors
  • Marketing & e-commerce managers
  • Bloggers and hobbyists
  • You'll learn to Write

  • HTML and CSS3
  • Structure web pages and sites
  • Prepare images, audio, and video
  • Online support

  • Code examples available online at:
  • Plus video demos and tutorials
  • Bonus reference tools

  • Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 490 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1118008189
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1118008188
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.59 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.2 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Control typography and layout

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