Recommend a book...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by iGary, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. iGary Guest

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    I'm going to start out by saying that when it comes to HTML, my knowledge is very limited. I know the tags, I can build a very simple text-based Web site and am familiar with what files to upload via FTP etc.

    I want to be able to make a couple of very clean, fairly simple, but elegant Web sites. One for photography, one for a virtual tours.

    I have a pile of CSS and (x)HTML books on my shelves, I own Dreamweaver and can kind of use it, but I am wondering if anyone can recommend a kind of "Step A through Z" book on designing, coding and building a decent Web site.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I am also a Lynda.com member if anyone knows of any particularly good tutorials there.
     
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    I currently use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and mySQL for web development, and everything I learned of those languages came from the "Teach Yourself in 24 Hours" series from Sams Publishing. They're a great series of books with 24 1-hour chapters which each cover a different aspect of whatever the topic is. The first one I read was "Teach Yourself HTML in 24 Hours" and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an education in the fundamentals of web design.
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I actually started watching some tutorials on XHTML and CSS over at Lynda.com, and I think that will give me a good basis on the languages. From there, I think I can lay out what I want and figure out how to make it with the remaining books I do have.

    More suggestions still welcome, though.

    Thanks.
     

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