Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference

by David Schultz (Author), Craig Cook (Author), Gez Lemon (Technical Reviewer), and Simon Collison (Foreword)

[Book Cover] Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference

If you want to get into developing web sites, the most important thing you need is a solid understanding of Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML—the language that the majority of web site content is written in.

Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference incorporates practical examples that will show you how to structure your data correctly using (X)HTML, along with styling and layout basics using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You'll also learn how to add dynamic behavior to your data using the JavaScript™ language.

This book is forward-thinking because all the featured code and techniques are standards compliant and demonstrate best practices—so you won't waste time on outdated, bad techniques. Your web pages will work properly in most web browsers and be accessible to web users with disabilities, easily locatable with popular search engines, and compact in file size.

Even if you already know HTML and CSS basics, this book will still be useful to you. It features comprehensive reference tables at the back, so you can look up all of the troublesome attributes, codes, and properties quickly and easily.

Pick up a copy of this book because it:

  • Teaches standards-compliant HTML--not outdated techniques
  • Includes reference sections for you to easily look up syntax
  • Doesn't require previous programming experience for comprehension

Bruce Lawson and Gez Lemon acted as technical reviewers of Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML. Bruce and Gez are active members of the Web Standards Project's Accessibility Task Force, and have helped ensure that the book follows current guidelines and best practice.

Reviews

Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: A Modern Guide and Reference
Reviewed by Nate Klaiber on October 10th, 2007 @ 09:47PM
This book shows you the value of understanding the history, basics, and semantics of HTML.

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