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Head First HTML and CSS

Head First HTML and CSS, A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages is the very first book in the Head First book series that I’ve read, and I must say, I’m really impressed by it. The Head First books are O’Reilly’s equivalent to the For Dummies books, and unlike the DOS for Dummies book that I’ve read about 15 years ago, Head First HTML and CSS completely blows it out of the water. This book has tons of simple easy to follow examples and concepts, on top of that a very humoristic approach to learning. It does an excellent job showcasing the topics in a visual and comprehensive manner.

About half of the content in this book is divided between HTML and CSS. The only bad thing that I can think about this book is that it’s really meant to be read using the physical dead tree format. This book had some well thought out puzzles that are practically impossible to do if you’re using an ebook.

I haven’t read many HTML or CSS books, but I’m confident to suggest and recommend that this is the best beginner HTML and CSS book that anyone wanting to become a web developer should read first.

Rating: 5/5

Head First HTML and CSS

Chapter 1: Getting to Know HTML: The Language of the Web
Chapter 2: Going Further with Hypertext: Meeting the “HT” in HTML
Chapter 3: Building Blocks: Web Page Construction
Chapter 4: Getting Connected: A Trip to Webville
Chapter 5: Adding Images to your Pages: Meeting the Media
Chapter 6: Standards and All that Jazz: Getting Serious with HTML
Chapter 7: Getting Started with CSS: Adding a Little Style
Chapter 8: Styling with Fonts and Colors: Expanding Your Vocabulary
Chapter 9: The Box Model: Getting Intimate with Elements
Chapter 10: Divs and Spans: Advanced Web Construction
Chapter 11: Layout and Positioning: Arranging Elements
Chapter 12: HTML5 Markup: Modern HTML
Chapter 13: Tables and More Lists: Getting Tabular
Chapter 14: HTML Forms: Getting Interactive


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