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"It's been awhile since I've taken a look at what passes for a beginning web development book these days. I decided to examine Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics (3rd edition) by Jennifer Niederst Robbins. All I want to know is, why weren't books like this around when I was trying to learn this stuff?...I have a colleague at work who is dipping her toe into the world of web design. She asked me if I knew of any good books to get her started. I'll be shipping my copy to her, as I'm quite confident this will be exactly what she needs."
-- Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

"In all my years of study I have never come across a text that was so easy to read, so easy to learn from, and yet so thorough in the aspects covered. I'm only half way through, but each time I pick up the book I think how good it is. It is the most readable, most useful text EVER in my opinion...Thanks again for a brilliant book."
-- Brian Rampling

"I just got my copy of Learning Web Design in 3D.. I mean, 3e... and I'm IN LOVE! It looks so beautiful... by far the most impressive book I've ever worked on at O'Reilly. Even after seeing all the PDFs, I was not prepared to be this blown away by the real thing."
-- Jennifer Robbins

"I was very impressed with this book, as it provides an excellent introduction to a standards-based approach for creating web sites. Developers or designers who are new to writing HTML, or individuals who are simply looking for a refresher book should look no further. The author takes the reader through the whole process of creating a web site: from HTML, to adding style elements, to basic graphics considerations, to more advanced topics. This is a very well thought out, thorough book. Frankly, I was surprised at the depth of material included in this book. In addition to an excellent CSS reference, the author goes into more advanced topics, including the CSS box model, what exactly is Unicode, and even how to create web graphics. The addition of this extra material will satisfy advanced readers, but also give beginning HTML coders something to work up towards. In other words, once you cover the basic material of this book, there’s still more material for you to learn. If I had my way, I’d make this book required reading for all web developers. This is a great addition to any web developer’s library. Even those who already have a lot of experience with creating web sites—you might learn something."
-- Mike George, Amazon.com

"Learning Web Design, 3rd Edition is pleasure to read, it is really well written...Jennifer Robins writes reading this book “feels like sitting in my classroom.” It must be a very nice classroom."
-- Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group

"In this new resource from O’Reilly Media, author Jennifer Niederst Robbins leads both the novice an expert web designer along the journey of exciting web design. A professional web designer and teacher for years, her obvious enthusiasm for creating new and engaging site designs comes alive in each page of Learning Web Design, 3rd Edition: A Beginner’s Guide to (X)HTML, Style Sheets, and Web Graphics. This new edition will equip readers from all backgrounds with the skills they need to create original, multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files...As a complete beginner and very conscious of feeling like I was behind the technological wave, I was pleasantly surprised to understand and put into practice the tips and tools listed...Not only did I realize that there is hope for me yet in learning interesting techniques for my future website, but also that with a resource like this, the sky’s the limit."
-- Vianna Renaud

"As you can see from the contents, this is a nuts and bolts text that teaches the proper coding of websites and emphasizes best practices and web standards. It mentions some software that you could use to build sites but doesn't teach programs. It is quite up-to-date and presents very modern web building practices. Even those who have built sites in the past will find this an excellent refresher that will bring web skills into the 21st century...As both a training text and a basic reference book Learning Web Design is an excellent resource that will give those who actually use it a solid foundation in modern web page building practices."
-- Robert Snow, Port Townsend Seriously Laid-Back User Group (PT SLUG)

"This book teaches web design in as simple and clear a manner as is possible for this topic, and no one interested in learning how to create a web site from scratch will be disappointed...In recent years eXtensable HTML (XHTML) (a more precise mark-up language) and CSS have come onto the scene that newer browsers can use to present more effective websites. This book is an excellent way to update one’s knowledge. If you find that you need to learn HTML, or XHTML, or CSS, I can’t imagine a clearer text than this book."
-- Conrad J. Obregon, Nikonians

"Learning Web Design, now in its third edition, is a great self-teaching guide that covers all the technologies. An excellent resource for novices who want to learn web design, and for experienced users who want to update their skills."
-- Major Keary, Book News

"What I really like about this book is that it explains the why's, what's and how's in an interesting conversational tone. "
-- Veronica C. Valero, GGCS, Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS)



"In all my years of study I have never come across a text that was so easy to read, so easy to learn from, and yet so thorough in the aspects covered."
--Brian Rampling