||Web and HTML Resources
HTML Home Page
HTML 4.01 Specification
Cascading Style Sheets Home Page
Guide to Cascading Style Sheets
A validator will automatically check some aspect of your web page(s);
just plug in the URI/URL.
Cascading Style Sheets Validator
On Good Web Design
has many resources to help you make better web pages.
HTML Complete (Second Edition)
by Pat Coleman (Editor), Anamary Ehlen (Editor), and Sybex
This book was an impulsive buy for me, and I have no regrets. It is
not only complete, it is thick (over 1000 pages),
well-written, and cheap (suggested retail is $19.99)!
You can access HTML documentation on the world wide web (see
references above). However I find I'm more productive when I can flip
around through a book that has four or five slips of paper and maybe
even a pencil marking useful pages.
HTML Complete was created by pulling well-written chapters from
eleven other books and then adding a few newly written
It is designed with the novice HTML creator in mind. When
demonstrating a concept they build it up step by step, so the reader
can see how all the elements inter-relate.
This is a complete reference for HTML 4. It does a particularly good
job in discussing tables, frames, style sheets, and forms. It then
goes beyond HTML to give overviews of the more advanced topics
with an incredible appendix that documents all HTML tags and their
The Non-Designer's Web Book (Second Edition)
by Robin Williams and John Tollett
I first discovered Robin Williams when I picked up an earlier book of
The Non-Designers Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice --
out of curiosity. This book, The Non-Designer's Web Book is a
greatly expanded version of the earlier book oriented to web design
rather than graphic design for the printed page.
The book literally assumes no prior knowledge on the
part of the user. It starts off with sections on using the web and
making basic pages for the web. It even discusses the process of
choosing a company to host your web site.
It's not enough to know HTML (and the book does not
teach HTML) to create a good (much less a great) web site. You've
undoubtedly run across plenty of web pages that your browser seems to
understand but that you find annoying. And it's on this issue that
this book excels.
Nine chapters are devoted to the issues of graphic
design, spanning issues of basic principles, designing the user
interface, color, graphics, and typography. Ms. Williams
illustrates each principle and idea with graphic examples. The reader
can immediately see the truth in what she says.
Seeing is believing in this case.
Sixteen chapters in all, each well thought-out, with
plenty of wonderful examples.
Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
by Philip Greenspun
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