The Bottom Line
This is a really good beginners HTML book that doesn't talk down to the reader, and has all the information you need to create a Web page.
- strong technical focus
- easy for beginners to understand
- covers all the skills needed to create a Web site
- missing uploading to free Web sites - without FTP
- minimal review of more advanced subjects
- Covers the basics of HTML with good examples and clear instructions.
- Graphics creation and manipulation are explained including when to use GIF and JPG formats.
- Web design dos and don'ts make it easy for the novice to avoid common pitfalls.
Guide Review - Learning Web Design by Jennifer Niederst
With this book, O'Reilly shows that they keep their high standards alive in technical and accurate manuals that are also written with the beginner in mind. It goes beyond HTML to cover things like design, graphics, and multimedia. You'll learn about concepts like "designing above the fold" and what to do when things don't turn out as you expect. Building a Web page is so much more than just HTML and graphics. And this book starts slow, takes you through the basics and leads you into design and graphics so that before you know it you'll have not only a Web page, but a Web design. If you're just starting to learn to build Web pages, this is a good book to pick up. You'll learn all you need to know and have a site when you're through.