Head First HTML and CSS

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2012 - Computers - 723 pages
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Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS.

Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet.

With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks.

So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.

 

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Easy to read with pictures and detailed explanation. - Goodreads
Great overview of topic. - Goodreads
Good, basic introduction to HTML, CSS and XHTML. - Goodreads

Review: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML (Head First Series)

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Amazingly written. This book explains Html and Css step by step and it's good for people like me, who rather have more explanations and examples so that they really understand it. Read full review

Review: Head First HTML and CSS

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Very good. I like the crazy format. Not the norm, but works extremely well. A book not to be missed if you don't like reams of data thrown at you. NF. Read full review

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Contents

The Language of the Web
1
Meeting the HT in HTML
43
Web Page Construction
77
A Trip to Webville
123
Meeting the Media
163
Getting Serious with HTML
219
Adding a Little Style
255
Expanding Your Vocabulary
311
Advanced Web Construction
413
Arranging Elements
471
Modern HTML
545
Getting Tabular
601
Getting Interactive
645
The Top Ten Topics We Didnt Cover
697
Index
711
Colophon
723

Getting Intimate with Elements
361

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Elisabeth Robson is co-founder of Wickedly Smart, an education company devoted to helping customers gain mastery in web technologies. She's co-author of three bestselling books, Head First Design Patterns, Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML and Head First HTML5 Programming.

Eric Freeman is described by Head First series co-creator Kathy Sierra as “one of those rare individuals fluent in the language, practice, and culture of multiple domains from hipster hacker, to corporate VP, engineer, think tank." Professionally, Eric recently ended nearly a decade as a media company executive, having held the position of CTO of Disney Online & Disney.com at The Walt Disney Company. Eric is now devoting his time to WickedlySmart.com and lives with his wife and young daughter on Bainbridge Island. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.

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