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"Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition Publisher: O'Reilly If you’ve ever wanted to dive into web programming, but didn’t know where to start, then Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition may be the perfect read for you. The style and clarity that this 700+ page book delivers is one that I have not seen before when talking about technical terms and reasoning. Oh, and if that first bit about 700 pages scares you, do not fret as the book contains a great deal of graphics and images that do a wondrous job of helping to explain the technicalities of coding a web page, and also make the read a lot easier. In fact, I truly believe that someone interested in coding and designing their own pages, yet has no previous experience, can pick up Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition and immediately feel comfortable enough to gain the confidence needed to publish their first pages online. This book actually takes a nonchalant approach to delivering its content that turns what could easily become mundane technical terms into fun, bite-sized pieces of entertainment. In addition, Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition doesn’t just deliver the how, but also the why when it comes to creating pages. While other books also go with this approach, I have yet to see a book cover everything from start to finish in a way that won’t make your head spin. So who is this book for? Well, there is an explanation within the first few pages, but in short… everyone. Coming into this with knowledge of HTML stemming back to the mid-nineties, but not yet familiar with the ins and outs of CSS, I found Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition to deliver its content perfectly for both newbies looking for a structured starting point, and for developers looking for a quick reference or refresher. Beginning with the basics and ramping up to CSS and HTML5, Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition may not cover every single possible bit of code available, but I am confident that it approaches 99 percent and will give you more than enough information on how to create professionally-coded websites. No matter which browser guests use to visit your site (including mobile), you have the resources to give them a great experience. To recap, Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition is one of the best books that I have read when it comes to technical and computer-related documentation. This book can benefit anyone interested in catching up with the improvements made to how the Internet delivers content. One can also gain the knowledge needed in coding pages for ease of updates, as well as making them viewable on different browsers and devices. Kudos goes to the authors on their delivery methods and the content within. -Woody, GameVortex Communications AKA Shane Wodele "
-- Woody, GameVortex Communications (Shane Wodele), Game Vortex, Software Editor, Assistant HTML Programmer

"I would recommend this volume for anyone seeking to deeply understand the basics of web page layout and formatting, it also forms a solid background for more advanced Web Programming topics and it explains enough of what is going on on the server and the network to support further study."
-- Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"The authors dispense web building wisdom one layer at a time, with attractive, eye-catching, colorful page layouts. The various layers build one atop another, leading to a skill level that can assure the competent application of HTML and CSS web technologies."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"Great book to get started with." Full Review >
-- Susan Murphy, smurphyrules.wordpress.com

"Like any book of the Head First series, it's approach is excellent. The book is easy to understand and does not require any advanced knowledge to read it. The content covers the basics of HTML and CSS." Full Review >
-- Thiago Vespa, www.thiagovespa.com.br

"This is a book for absolute beginners, but as far as beginner books go, this is a good one. I found myself wishing that I'd had this book for when 20 year old me was learning all of this stuff." Full Review >
-- Rob Friesel, blog.founddrama.net

"Great introduction to HTML and CSS for beginners interested in designing web pages. Teaches the very basics without needing any experience or pre-existing knowledge. Starts from scratch and slowly builds on the basics to teach you best practices and principles! Highly recommended for the beginner who enjoys the writing style found in Head First books!" Full Review >
-- David Hayden, www.davidhayden.com

"This book is an introductory book. Lots of examples and practice exercises. The beauty of the head first series book is visuals. This book in the similar fashion helps us understand the technical details by using visuals. This book covers the important html tags and css styles in detail.The book provides very detailed explanation of the tags. " Full Review >
-- Dinesh M, www.infoknol.com

"There are two kinds of people in this world - those who know Elisabeth Robson and Eric Freeman and those who don't. If you have read any of the "Head First" series of books, you would know why the web developers love these guys. "Head First HTML, CSS, and XHTML" was a super-hit when it launched and most of us, including me, had great pleasure reading it. The book is back with a refresh and with a couple of new chapters on HTML5 and also loss of a chapter on XHTML. If you are a fan of the "Head First" series, then this is the book to get on HTML and CSS before you venture out to "Head First HTML5". Since I had read the first edition, it was great to quickly skim through this book and stop occasionally to read some new material. My only disappointment was that there was no in-depth coverage of CSS3 but overall this book is worth it. I do hope the authors come up with a "Head First CSS3" book in the future. I would be the first to buy it. " Full Review >
-- Santosh Shanbhag, santoshonsoftware.blogspot.com



"If you’ve ever wanted to dive into web programming, but didn’t know where to start, then Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition may be the perfect read for you. The style and clarity that this 700+ page book delivers is one that I have not seen before when talking about technical terms and reasoning."
--Woody, GameVortex Communications (Shane Wodele), Game Vortex, Software Editor, Assistant HTML Programmer