Welcome to a nicer way to learn about HTML & CSS

A book about code that doesn't read like a 1980s VCR manual... It's not just for programmers, it's written and presented to make it easy for designers, bloggers, content and e-commerce managers, marketers to learn about the code used to write web pages...

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Book Information

Three book covers Book page about images Book page about headings Book page about tags Book page about background positioning

Each page of this book introduces a new topic in a simple, visual way with straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. At the end of each chapter there is an in-depth example that puts together the techniques it has covered. No previous experience is necessary.

One of the key things that makes this book different from other titles that teach the same subject is its completely new design approach. The full-color pages are packed with diagrams and photos that make the code easier to learn.

  • HTML and CSS are color-coded which make the examples easier to follow
  • Each topic starts on a new page, so the book remains a helpful reference you can flick through after you have read it
  • You are shown how to build interesting examples, all of which have been beautifully photographed
  • Complex topics are simplified with the use of large infographics

Alongside the code, there is plenty of practical advice on topics such as how to resize and prepare images for the web, how to control typography, and search engine optimization (SEO), so that you will be equipped with the full range of skills needed to create great looking websites.

Table of Contents

  1. Structure
  2. Text
  3. Lists
  4. Links
  5. Images
  6. Tables
  7. Forms
  8. Extra Markup
  9. Flash, Video & Forms
  10. Introducing CSS
  11. Color
  12. Text
  13. Boxes
  14. Lists, Tables & Forms
  15. Layout
  16. Images
  17. HTML5 Layout
  18. Process & Design
  19. Practical Information
  20. Index