Head First HTML and CSS: A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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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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Inside 'Head First HTML and CSS'
Telling a story with Pictures
In Head First books, we know that pictures and diagrams help make concepts easier to understand and get them cemented in your mind. Just about every single page contains colorful graphics to help explain the core HTML and CSS concepts so you don't just learn them for today, you remember them for the next job interview.
Really learn HTML and CSS
When you're done reading Head First HTML & CSS, we want you to deeply understand HTML and CSS, not just be able to follow some recipes to do a few things. We don't shy away from difficult topics, so you don't have to either. Our goal is for you to discover that you really can learn HTML and CSS, in a way that you can apply to every web page you build.
To create beautiful web sites you need to understand how color works on the web, right? Head First HTML and CSS is a beautiful, full color book. Not only will you learn, you'll finish knowing how to use CSS to style your pages with colorful flair.
About the Author
-- Danny Goodman, author of Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Guide
"The Web would be a much better place if every HTML author started off by reading this book."
-- L. David Baron, Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00AF57GAW
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (August 16, 2012)
- Publication date : August 16, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 70208 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 1341 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #273,188 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2020
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Things I had to figure out due to the age of the book:
Windows 10 does have Notepad, but you have to search for it, it wasn't in my Start menu but it is included.
You will need files to do the activities in the book. The authors created a website with the files. Their website doesn't have all of the files anymore, but there is a link to a GitHub site (it's okay if you have no idea what that is). The GitHub site has so far had all the files I've needed, all organized exactly the way the book says it will be organized.
The w3schools link for the html tags has changed to html_entities.asp.
If you don't have any Adobe products, paint.net is free and very easy to resize images.
I'm sure there will be more minor issues as technology changes, but I have been able to figure out everything I needed with a simple internet search. Don't be intimidated, the information is still relevant and incredibly helpful if you're just getting started.
I can't learn giant chunks of information in one sitting like I could when I was in school because of migraines and an illness I got a few years ago. It's such a relief learning things without getting migraines again ;w; I can't recommend it highly enough.
The creators of this book have my complete devotion and support and I know I'll buy more books from them in the future. Also if you're looking for a reference book, they have reference books by O'Reilly that you can buy. They're probably just as good as this one, to be honest. (I'm buying them after I finish this book lol)
You will find that a few of their links and files don't work. But don't let that frazzle you. The book is otherwise fantastic. Just work around the broken links. You'll do just fine.
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There are some issues however, as the book is now a little outdated and some of the online content now does not work as it should (there isn’t a huge amount that you actually need to be online for though.)
I am just about to finish it after 3 weeks and I can honestly say it is a fantastic piece. It is aimed at complete beginners which I consider myself (my only past experience is from high school from 20 years ago) and it really does explain basic concepts very well. There are even some supposedly fun elements for which you undoubtedly need a certain sense of humour and I enjoyed them.
No, you wont be a fully employable web developer just after this book but it gives you a good foundation to build on as in concepts as in resources and teaching you the ability and importance of research. I would definitely recommend buying this book.
There are a few mistakes in the book, a cross word puzzle in Chapter 3 (I think) but having bought quite a few books about different computer languages, I have yet to buy one that doesn't have any mistakes, we are human and not computers : )
When I have finished with HTML & CSS I will be moving on to Head First's Java Script book and any others I need to broaden my knowledge of Web Design and Web Development. I just wish they also included Photoshop as a subject of one of their books too.
The only fault I could find with the book was that it was too short, leaving me gasping for more. Seriously, there are topics that this book doesn't reach, like scripting, programming, feedburning. These are topics which I'm sure are covered in other books in the series.
In itself, that's reassuring.
I feel I've got a grasp on the fundamentals & am ready to move on to more advanced stuff & related languages which can enhance my site (within 2 days of starting this book I'd registered a domain name & sorted out some web hosting).
This is a great introductory book, no "dry" bits in it, plenty of pictures and "room" to allow you to either amble or race through it at your own pace.