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A little over a year ago, my job situation changed slightly as I moved from one capacity into that of the local website manager for our company. I wasn't in charge of any actual coding, just putting the Wordpress CMS to work and helping to build images and content for the site. I decided at some point that using Wordpress wasn't going to be good enough; I wanted to know how the gears worked. Under recommendation from a friend, I picked up a copy of "PHP 6 and MYSQL 5" by Larry Ulman and dug in.
This book is very well organized and well-written. This book is essential for someone who is familiar with some HTML or CSS, but wants to learn more when required. The author takes a graceful systematic approach to presentation of HTML, XHTML and CSS concepts and commands. Each element is presented with step-by-step instructions, examples, and useful tips. I searched for a book that could serve as a reference and tutorial, and this one made the most sense to me. The section on the use of CSS to
This is a very good reference source as are most books from Peachpit Press. I have relied on Elizabeth Castro's "HTML for the World Wide Web" for many years to create web pages. Elizabeth Castro's writing is very good. Not as good as Laura Lemay (from whose "Teach Yourself HTML 3.2 in a Week" I first learned web programming in 1998). While waiting, several hours, for a friend to get off work, I ventured into a bookstore and picked up Lemay's book and could not put it down. After the first chapte...
I read the 6th edition and it seems that the 6th is very different from the 5th. Overall, I found this a very helpful guide for HTML, XHTML, and CSS. I liked that it incorporated actual code and then a screen shot of what the code would/should look like on your browser. Castro only discusses simple coding, but she makes it easy to segue into the more advanced coding.Interestingly, not all of her code was w3 compliant I think for the purpose of simplicity, but overall, I found this to be a very h...
The book does have some valuable and relevant information but it is hiding behind a lot of cruft, archaic information and bad code examples from other languages.When I started teaching Web Authoring II at Seattle Central Community College, the previous instructor had setup the class to use this book. I instead switched to CSS Mastery for required reading.
I read chapters 1-12 and 15-17, which covered HTML code, laying out a page, CSS stylesheets, forms, tables, and basic editing. Castro explanations of why and how are very easy to understand, with images highlighting the code and showing its effects on the web page for nearly every action. This will be a valuable resource for any future web design ventures.
I picked this up to learn the basics of coding a website from scratch. I was technical enough to skip over the basics and just reference what I needed, but I'm a neophyte when it comes to CSS properties, so this book became essential. The diagrams and explanations in this book are well done, a useful guide for beginners and a handy reference when updating a site six months later.
I've returned to this book over and over again since the semester it was assigned for quick refreshers on how to do something, color choice codes, or how to change something through coding that I can't do the "easy" way. This is a book I will keep for a long time!
There's a reason why this book has gone through six editions-- it's a great introduction to HTML for beginners. Supplemented with MacFarland's CSS book, it was a good textbook choice for an introductory class in web design. Definitely keeping this one on the shelf.
It was a textbook for me so really, how good could it be? While Castro's explanations and directions are clear and easy to follow, some of the techniques are already outdated. The best part of the book is actually her website where you get to see the techniques in action.
Good resource for getting you started coding in HTML, XHTML and CSS. We used it to teach ourselves enough code to manage our organization's website and HTML mailings and it did the trick. We now keep it to refresh our memories or help us troubleshoot when issues arise.
A very good reference book. I'll keep this one on my shelf, if only for the codes at the back for colors, xhtml code, etc.
A computer book that's understandable. Hurrah! And full of invaluable info too.
I needed a few recipes and the content was good. I liked the examples and the website that gave access to the code that you could copy and paste. Good book.
Let's see if I can learn a thing or two about programming!
This book explains things very clearly. It also has a good index, making it an easy to use long-term reference.
Once upon a time, I was able to hand code HTML. This book is a good refresher/reference book if you need to polish those skills.
great introduction to this topic.
This book is very clear and easy to understand with lots of pictures.
This is the 5th edition of this book
Great for beginners! Learned a lot in a short time. Great for skimming and has online support! awesome find! :o)
Might as well add this book--the one I spend the most time with these days, sigh. As a n3rd novice it is quite helpful, illustrative.
Not as boring as it looks. HTML is fun!
Not a bad book for learning basics and nice for visual learners.
Excellent resource, in addition to w3c (w3.org) and other online resources.
It's a technical book that reads like a normal book, so I wasn't bored and I actually learned something. Will wonders never cease?
For $5 at the local Value Village, how could I pass it up?
An excellent extension of her earlier HTML for the World Wide Web (see my review of that book).