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"Someone finally wrote a good book on HTML, CSS & XHTML... If you're serious and want to really know how to use HTML, CSS and XHTML - get this book. No others. This one. Really."
-- Taran Rampersad, KnowProSE.com

"The combination of humour, pictures, asides, sidebars, and redundancy with a logical approach to introducing the basic tags and substantial examples of how to use them will hopefully have the readers hooked in such a way that they don't even realize they are learning because they are having so much fun."
-- Stephen Chapman, Fellgall.com

"Instead of pages and pages of dry text, Headfirst HTML interjects lots of images and learning games. There are exercises in matching, even crossword puzzles to keep the material from getting too dry. No prior knowledge is expected and all terms are well defined."
-- , Port Townsend Seriously Laid-back User Group (PT SLUG)

"Head First is designed to appeal to your brain in ways that help you to learn. HTML engages the brain with important concepts repeated in different forms that keep your brain interested. I doubt if there is any other book for learning HTML that grabs your attention better, or from which you will learn more the first time through...I intend to convert our Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group site to make full use of CSS and the Strict version of HTML. After reading Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML I am sure that I can do it, and I will not need expensive programs."
-- H. J. Jackson, Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group (NVMUG)

"I think every beginning Web builder needs to have this progressive instructional book in their library."
-- Suzanne Cerny, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"...one of the easiest and definitely the most fun way to learn HTML, CSS and XHTML from no knowledge to an intermediate level. Throughout the book the authors make great use of sidebars, photos, illustrations, notes, and other elements to keep the reader interested in the subject...highly recommended."
-- Harold McFarland, Harold's Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review

"Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML sounded like a promising title, and it was O'Reilly so I figured I was safe. O'Reilly had helped me before when I was working on getting the Tacoma Java Users Group off the ground so I knew the quality of their works and I figured I was safe with this title. Boy was I right. They didn't start out expecting me to be an expert by page three but took a psychological approach to teaching. Using Visual helps as well as written text to assist me in actually memorizing tags. It was actually fun to go through the book and practice; heck even "Hello World" was fun to learn. I cannot express my joy in finding this book, and I look forward to getting the rest in the series, I only hope they come out with a Head First Ruby and Rails So I can delve into those uncharted waters "head first" "
-- Eric Lyons, NW Christian Webmasters

"This is the first book of the Head First series I have read and it has to be one of the easiest books on HTML. It uses a conversational style of writing that makes the technical parts of the book an easy read...The authors somehow know the questions that are rarely asked openly and answers them with pictures and scenarios. Redundancy is used throughout the book so that every type of learner can understand what is being taught."
-- Cynthia Walker, Edmonton Linux User Group

"I work with authors and am almost ashamed to admit how much unnecessary work I put into my code without the use of CSS and XHTML...This forty dollar book is worth the 400 dollar cost of a college course in Web page construction, and less time-intensive than taking the class or a refresher course...Buy this book. It has everything you need to know in order to get your pages on the Internet, in good standards."
-- Laura Pellerin, P*PCompAS

"As with any good teacher, this O’Reilly series attacks the material from a variety of angles. If you know it, or you’re a quick learner, you can breeze right through. If you’re like me, they try everything possible to make things comprehensible."
-- Dana Blankenhorn, Dana Blankenhorn & Paula Rooney, ZDNet.com

"I wanted to better understand the differences between HTML, XHTML and how does CSS work. This book did that for me. It is a great introduction and I found myself looking forward to each chapter."
-- Rick G. Gatewood, Amazon.com

"This is one of those cases where you can judge a book by its cover. In addition to the title and author, the cover of Head First HTML with CSS & HTML has seven tag lines, four photos and two drawings. One of the nuggets is, 'A learner's guide to creating standards-based Web pages', which is a pretty good summary of the book and its intended audience…Head First HTML deserves its score of 10… It's clear and thorough, and will be effective both for the complete beginner and in bringing stale skills up to date."
--Graeme Williams, Slashdot.org, February 2006

"When I first picked this up, I thought 'Wait, I've been doing web sites for years. I know a lot about HTML.' Well I was wrong. I learned quite a few things about HTML & CSS I previously was unaware of. Not only does this book contain a wealth of information for any web designer (or beginners wanting to learn more), but it conveys that information in a way that's at times funny, entertaining and informative, all at the same time. This is the kind of book that makes you 'want' to learn, as opposed to 'needing' to learn."
-Todd Hawley, Amazon.com Review, March 2006

"Someone finally wrote a good book on HTML, CSS & XHTML…If you're serious and want to really know how to use HTML, CSS and XHTML - get this book. No others. This one. Really."
--Taran Rampersad, KnowProSE.com, January 2006

"If you've ever had a family member who wanted you to design a website for them, buy them Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML. If you've ever asked a family member to design you a web site, buy this book. If you've ever bought an HTML book and ended up using it to level your desk, or for kindling on a cold winter day, buy this book. This is the book you've been waiting for. This is the learning system you've been waiting for."
--Warren Kelly, Blogcritics.org, January 2006

"…I think this book is well worth a purchase for the new web developer or designer. While even the most experienced developer would pick up a trick or two, the book really lends itself to a newbie. The book is about 600 pages and there is value to each page. The games and puzzles are a nice break from the traditional and offer a way to really get the information learned in the chapter to stick. I would easily consider this book the most fun reading I have done about HTML/CSS/XHTML ever."
--Allen Stern, HTML Center, February 2006

"Understanding how HTML and CSS and XHTML work together, and how to create a website that's in accordance with web standards eludes even some of the best web developers! This easy to understand book covers not just the basics, but also some of the more complex idiosyncrasies of the language of the web in a way that makes these geeky concepts understandable." Full Review >
-- Jody Raines, www.webmarcom.net/blog

"So having joined the O’Reilly blogger program I picked this as my first choice. Not wanting something to swamp me on my first attempt but also something that I would be able to understand to possibly make the reviewing process slightly easier. How surprised was I?? The Head First series… " Full Review >
-- Rhys Powell, www.rhyspowell.com

"Do you know about the book which made the Head First Series immensely popular? Yes? Well, its the Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. I’d once borrowed the book from my college library but never came to finish it except for the first few introductory chapters. I read raving… " Full Review >
-- Amit Agrawal, dailypandora.com

"This member of the Head First series teaches in an engaging way with every lesson providing the context and the why, not only what and how, of using HTML and CSS.I have written web pages before,… " Full Review >
-- Kiatikun Luangkesorn, lugerpitt.blogspot.com/search/label/programming



"Someone finally wrote a good book on HTML, CSS & XHTML... If you're serious and want to really know how to use HTML, CSS and XHTML - get this book. No others. This one. Really."
--Taran Rampersad, KnowProSE.com