Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Review: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

Topics (pretty obvious):

  • HTML
  • CSS


This book teaches the reader everything he/she needs to know to get up and going with HTML and CSS. Throughout the book you build up a website for a coffee shop. Each chapter improves the site just a little through new things being taught to the reader. You'll learn everything from HTML history to HTML standards; from the most common HTML elements to the box model; from simple CSS rules to complex selectors and visual effects. A reader of this book can go from Zero web development knowledge to the ability to quickly create simple, yet functional web sites.


Anyone interested in learning web site development essentials.


  • The reader doesn't have to be a developer to understand the book.

  • The reader gets to see a web site progress using the new skills he/she learns throughout the book.

  • As with any Head First book, there is plenty of humor to keep the reader interested.
  • Suggestions on where to go after reading this book. (This is an invaluable part of every Head First book in my opinion)

Cons:     ???


No matter what your background is, if you're looking to learn the essentials of web development this is the book. And as it goes for every Head First book I've read, you'll be entertained and enjoy the book from cover to cover. If you're looking to get into web development, this book is a must.

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