Monday, December 1, 2008

We review two books that’ll help you create Web sites

The Ultimate HTML Reference

Sitting at the foundation of every site is HTML. It's the only language that's essential to a Web site's very existence. On the surface HTML may seem simple but there's much more to it that meets the eye. With different versions, many infrequently used elements and attributes, and varying ways that browsers interpret the language, only a comprehensive and up-to-date reference, like this book, has it completely covered.

The Ultimate HTML Reference is your definitive resource for mastering HTML. The entire language is clearly and concisely covered, along with browser compatibility details, working examples, and easy-to-read descriptions. Authored by one of the world's most renowned HTML experts, this is a comprehensive reference that you'll come back to time and time again.

Connected Photographer's evaluation

This is a must-have book for any Web designer. Period. It's clear and well organized. The only complaint we have (and it doesn't reduce the 5-star score) is that CSS isn't really represented in the book as completely as we'd like. Like it or not, CSS is an integral part of HTML development and if this is an ultimate HTML reference, it should contain everything.

Still, if you make Web sites, you must have this book.

The Ultimate HTML Reference by Ian Lloyd, published by SitePoint, is 552 pages and has a retail price of $44.95. We give The Ultimate HTML Reference a rating of 5 out of 5.