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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 & CSS and really learn 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, and, so your Web pages work in all the browsers and mobile devices out there. 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 & CSS, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking Web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a 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.
About the Author
Elisabeth Freeman is an author and software developer. Currently a series advisor for the Head First series, she is also coauthor of O'Reilly's Head First Design Patterns, and is working on two new Head First titles. She's worked in a variety of areas including visual languages, RSS syndication, and internet systems. Prior to writing for O'Reilly, Elisabeth led research and development efforts in digital media at the Walt Disney Company, where she co-invented Motion, a content system that delivers terabytes of video every day to Disney, ESPN, and Movies.com users. She's also been an active advocate for women in computing, developing programs that encourage woman to enter the field. When she's not writing, you'll find her sipping some Java or Cocoa on her Mac, although she dreams of a day when the whole world is using Scheme. Elisabeth has loved hiking and the outdoors since her days growing up in Scotland. When she's outdoors her camera is never far - she loves digital photography and her Canon EOS digital rebel. She's also an avid cyclist, vegetarian, and animal lover.
Eric Freeman is a computer scientist with a passion for media and software architectures and coauthor of Head First Design Patterns. He just wrapped up four years at a dream job-- directing internet broadband and wireless efforts at Disney--and is now back to writing, creating cool software, and hacking Java and Macs.
Eric spent a lot of the '90s working on alternatives to the desktop metaphor with David Gelernter (and they're both still asking the question, "Why do I have to give a file a name?"). Based on this work, Eric landed a Ph.D. at Yale University in 1997. He also co-founded Mirror Worlds Technologies (now acquired) to create a commercial version of his thesis work, Lifestreams.
In a previous life, Eric built software for networks and supercomputers. You might know him from such books as JavaSpaces Principles Patterns and Practice. Eric has fond memories of implementing tuple-space systems on Thinking Machine CM-5s and creating some of the first internet information systems for NASA in the late 1980s.
When he's not writing text or code you'll find him spending more time tweaking than watching his home theater and trying to restore a circa 1980s Dragon's Lair video game. He also wouldn't mind moonlighting as an electronica DJ.
Write to him at eric at wickedlysmart dot com or visit him at http://www.ericfreeman.com .
|Title:||Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML||Publisher:||Shroff|
|Author:||Eric Freeman Elisabeth Freeman|
|No. of Pages:||694|
Within a week of starting working with the book, I have reached the last chapter. It is simply unputdownable. More importantly, if you are planning to learn HTML and CSS afresh or wish to relearn these tools, like I am doing, this book is one of the best choices. There is something in the way it is presented that truly appeals to cognition. I have not felt so comfortable with a book for a very long time. It is such a shame that the reprint is in black and white but for a few pages here and there. It is one of those books that has to be relished like it was originally published. In full color.