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HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS 1st Edition
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1. I wanted to re-write an older web site using CSS and modern HTML web stds, so where do I start?
2. What is my best approach?
3. Why would I want to do it that way?
So along the way it clarified for me how I should use divs for page structure, improve my navigation lists, specify font size in the best manner, and most of all how to use css in a structured way with minimal rewriting of styles etc for subtle changes in page requirements.
The book is probably most useful if you want to follow his emphasis and use XHTML Strict with CSS.
Very nicely written, very cleanly laid out. The associated website is useful, but the book stands alone as a very useful reference or starter for someone wanting to design their pages in an effective standards-based way.
The author also provides an excellent website that builds on the topics covered in the book[...]
- The fact is that for someone like me who last looked at HTML over a decade ago it was often confusing. The author is clearly on a campaign for purity and for using solely the latest standards, so he commonly spends time advising the reader that some older mode of coding is bad and should not be done. As a result when trying to integrate the lessons with existing code problems arise. The book appears to be quite what it claims to be, a "best practice guide" rather than a tutorial for those of us who need to start from zero.
Coverage on multi-media is very poor. All around confusing text with too much inference to existing html knowledge already.
You can get better free online html references that are more comprehensive then this book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good book for diving into XHTML and CSS. IT lays a great foundation for those wishing to learn all about HTML and CSS. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by KD
To be honest, I didn't appreciate this book when I first took the class because I was so new to HTML/CSS, but after a couple classes I decided to go back over it and am REALLY... Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by Brandi Waskul
Loved getting the book- it was in amazing mint condition to start with, and I think this book is one of the most awesome books if you want to learn more about HTML and CSS! Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by FJS
I was disappointed. 3 stars.
The content of this book is good, not great. I think the author should cut the lengthy explanations and arguments short. Read more
This is a great book for beginning HTML and CSS quick and easy to read also with an accompanying website. I find myself referring to it all the time. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by FarrisJimmyShowCom
This book serves as a great reference, but if you don't know what css and xhtml is leave this book alone. The book only has about 100 pages of material. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by Wendell Daltonn Huffines