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Teach Yourself HTML VISUALLY (Teach Yourself Visually) Paperback – November 17, 1999

ISBN-13: 078-5555022751 ISBN-10: 0764534238 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Teach Yourself Visually
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (November 17, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764534238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764534232
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,485,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"Before I could even begin to get proficient with my HTML coding using this book, my 13-year-old daughter snatched up the book and taught herself how to do a Web site. Now she's miles ahead of me!" —Madeline Guzman (Rockville, MD)

"Thank you for making the Web a fun and exciting place to be." —Steve Thomas (The Dalles, OR)

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to create Web pages with HyperText Markup Language, from tagging basics to images, links, tables, multimedia, forms, Java applets, and more.

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step-by-step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
  • Sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Teach Yourself Visually

About the Author

At maranGraphics, we believe in producing great computer books—one book at a time. Each maranGraphics book uses the award-winning communication process that we have been developing over the last 25 years. Using this process, we organize screen shots, text and illustrations in a way that makes it easy for you to learn new concepts and tasks. We spend hours deciding the best way to perform each task, so you don't have to! Our clear, easy-to-follow screen shots and instructions walk you through each task from beginning to end. Our detailed illustrations go hand-in-hand with the text to help reinforce the information. Each illustration is a labor of love—some take up to a week to draw! We want to thank you for purchasing what we feel are the best computer books money can buy. We hope you enjoy using this book as much as we enjoyed creating it! Sincerely, The Maran Family

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An excellent book for those who are new to web page design.
Edward Cutic
It takes you step by step through the process and shows you visually what the finished product should look like.
Fearless Artist
The samples and examples are very crisp and clear, presented in color and are perfect for the visual learner.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Linda Zarate on March 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
My technical bookself is filled with all kinds of serious looking books that I am sure impress visitors. Tucked away in the back is this colorful gem with its fun cover and not-so-serious demeanor.
I have written my share of code, most of which was in JCL and REXX on mainframes, so how hard can a mark-up language be, right? Not hard when you have the right book, and this book is it. I was able to quickly pick up the basics in a few hours, and learned a lot of tricks and cool things along the way. I could have probably gained the same knowledge with a more technical book, but I do not think it would have been enjoyable. I am fairly positive that if I did not have an extensive background in computers I would not have bothered to learn HTML from another book.
Among the things I like about this book are: (1) It makes HTML accessible to anyone because it is presented in a highly visual manner. The design of this book is important because it makes learning easy, even for non-technical users who just want to get a web page up. (2) It goes well beyond the basics. You can have a simple, but attractive, page up very quickly, then refine it to include frames, multimedia pizzaz such as sound, animation and the such as you become more proficient. (3) It goes beyond the geek stuff to explain how to make a page eye-catching. This is really the hardest part of getting a web page up - anyone can create a web page, but it takes some real planning to create one that is not an eye sore. It stands to reason that authors who create visually appealing, well thoughtout books will pay attention to web page design, which is exactly what these authors did.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John Moore on February 27, 2001
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This invaluable instruction manual breaks down web page design to its simplest form, and teaches how to harness the power and versatility of HTML to generate attractive looking web pages. The impression of having a private `tutor' guiding you each step of the way is created through the step-by-step visual approach, seeing that you can emulate the exact procedures outlined without any apprehension, and then view the final result in a browser to measure your progress.
Each procedure is conveyed in a logical sequence beginning with the basic concepts and proceeding to more advanced themes, so that learning HTML becomes effortless. This method of visually imparting knowledge eliminates the problem of having to leaf through several pages to find the screen shot that relates to the instructions, along with the frustration of having to re-read the same paragraph many times in order to grasp the main point.
There is a detachable page at the beginning of the book containing a hexadecimal value colour chart with sample colours that can be applied to enhance the appearance of a page, and for easy reference, a comprehensive summary of all the HTML tags used in the course and their functions are given at the end of the book. In addition to the basic HTML tags, this impressive book also covers such areas as resizing images, creating tables, frames, adding sound and video, image maps, java applets and many more features that will allow you to easily create and publish professional looking web pages.
This pictorial, self-teaching `tutor' is just what any beginner or advanced student needs to benefit from the exciting domain of web page design.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Erwin on March 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you're *just* starting out learning HTML, you cannot do better than this book. It explains in very simple (and color-illustrated) terms how basic HTML works. Images, text, forms, sound and video, publishing and frames are covered. Everything you need. The two aspects I found most helpful were the color chart of hexidecimal codes and the section on cascading style sheets. The information in this book I keep finding over and over in 'higher-level' books, which often explain it much more poorly.
If you are just starting out creating your web pages and like your information clearly explained, this book is what you're looking for.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Yeh on April 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
This was an incredibly easy book to understand. Minimal words, lots of colorful pictures and fun graphics which show you (instead of describing to you) how to perform a function. I had another HTML book that I just got bored with after about 50 pages. This book was so engaging that I pretty much finished the book in a day and am able to start coding in HTML. This is a very good "how-to" book in the technical aspect of HTML. The only down side is that it promotes poor web page design (but this book is not about learning design so I'm still giving it 5 stars). For the design aspect of web pages, I would recommend picking up a copy of Robin William's "Design for Non-Designers" or "Web Design for Non-Designers."
A must for the beginner!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is a great way to learn the nuts and bolts of HTML coding. Its visual style is especially suited to HTML because HTML ultimately produces visual results. On the same page, the book presents a given command, the code, and what the visual results will be once the page is viewed. An extremely effective way of teaching HTML........................................... However, the book is not so strong on the design element, and thus is docked one star. For design, look no further than Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think" for invaluable design techniques to make your webpage more useable, and thus more effective.
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