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HTML for Babies: Volume 1 of Web Design for Babies Board book – July 1, 2011

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About the Author

John C. Vanden-Heuvel, Sr., is a web designer with more than 20 years of experience in publication design. He is the author of CSS for Babies and HTML for Babies. He lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Web Design for Babies
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Code Babies; Third edition edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615487661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615487663
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christine Berni on January 21, 2014
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My husband and I are both web designers, so we were ordered this book as a Christmas gift for our daughter. Sadly we then discovered that some pages contain code that is not valid - tags being closed without opening, opening without later being closed, etc. After mentioning this to the author on their Facebook Page, they confirmed that was not a mistake, and that due to layout issues they were not always able to fit all the proper tags onto a page/spread. For a book that is supposed to introduce babies/children to the basics of HTML, we find that very disappointing, and therefore decided to return the book. Others may think this harsh, but would you want to introduce your child to a foreign language or math or geometry, or any other subject for that matter, using a book that has errors/omissions on the most basic level?

We commend the author for their idea, but there must be some way to fit valid code into the layout!
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I gave this book to both of my daughters, and holy heck am I glad that I did!

No more pictures on the fridge, no more writing on the walls; now the kids are spending their time creating websites to inform family and friends of what they are doing.

One family member suggested that my 2 year old use Facebook, but due to the lax security I decided against it. But there are no concerns now that we spent the last two nights going over security procedures including HTTPS; XSS and SQL Injection. Though I will admit, the SQL Injection part was a bit scary, and I'm sure it led to nightmares.

Overall though, this has really opened up communication in our home AND it has set my daughter off into a new career. Thanks Amazon! You're the best!
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I was so excited for this book to arrive, but as soon as I opened it, my happiness dissipated. Whereas I didn't expect my 9 month old to be diving into developing his own code after gnawing on this book, I did at least assume that his new chew toy would contain valid HTML syntax. This book was a cute idea and it had great potential, but it all seems pointless if the markup is off.
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A Kid's Review on December 30, 2012
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Eager to delve into the fray of HTML, I was quickly dismayed to see it is too complex for me to grasp at this age. Perhaps when I am two it will start to make sense.
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By Josh Yeager on November 23, 2012
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The HTML in this book is invalid, incorrect, or missing large sections. If it could be read as English with extra symbols, that would be fine, but that doesn't work either. This book is worthless, both because its "HTML" is completely nonsensical, and because my 2-year-old finds the book boring.
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This board book was received as a present. The idea of an HTML board book for babies delighted me.

The back of the book promises, "It's never too early to be standards compliant!" That has to be an poor joke. The content is far from standards compliant and is full of errors.

The code snippets made me cringe, shudder, and cry. The majority of the errors could have easily been avoided by permiting someone with minimal HTML knowledge glance at it prior to publication.
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By XBOB on September 7, 2012
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I thought this would be fun to give to a couple that is having a baby and also have web design experience. What a mistake! Upon reading through it, I see that the code is complete nonsense. That completely ruins the validity of such a gift. It's not HTML for anyone, especially babies. It looks like HTML but it's not valid or compliant. If you are thinking of getting this for someone, make sure they know nothing about HTML or they will see through such a lame gimmick. The markup in this book will assure that they will continue to know nothing about HTML.
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This HTML would not pass an XHTML parser. It doesn't make sense and only really teaches kids that html has <>/" with words
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