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"Perhaps the best-written HTML tutorial ever."
This book occupies a unique spot in my opinion. It's "the competition."
All other HTML/Web page learning or how-to books are trying to knock the
crown from this book's head. While it may not be for everyone, it just does
such a superb job that it defines the field. Congratulations, Elizabeth.
This is what I could classify as a true intermediate or advanced book.
Elizabeth Castro doesn't waste time or steps trying to teach a newbie how
to click here or create a text file. In fact, so much is assumed that this
really can't be called a beginner book at all. So, if you know what you're
doing or what you want, this book will serve you well.
The whole HTML thing is broken down into tasks: formatting, text, layout
commands, cascading style sheets--the whole nine yards. Then individual HTML
commands or tasks are illustrated one to a page. The steps fall down the
outside of the page; illustrations line the page's inside.
While this is all a great way to learn HTML, I can still find room for
improvement--though not at the expense of the format. For example, a reference
are glossed over too quickly to be useful. From personal experience, I know
that some topics, such as FTP, could use even more hands-on examples.
If you "get it" when it comes to computers, and are ready to do some down-and-dirty
HTML coding (and I'm not talking lame-old FrontPage here), this book will
teach you the basics in no time. It will provide a firm foundation upon which
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A tutorial for novices and a reference for experienced users, featuring
step-by-step instruction, tips, troubleshooting advice, and a visual approach
with screenshots and code examples. This fourth edition contains a new debugging
chapter, expanded coverage of cascading style sheets, a new section on attracting
visitors to a web page, and a set of CGI scripts for processing forms. --
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