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Paperback Teach Yourself HTML VISUALLY Book

ISBN: 0764534238

ISBN13: 9780764534232

Teach Yourself HTML VISUALLY

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Book Overview

HTML is the mark-up language designed for creating web pages. This manual provides readers with the building blocks needed to master links, embedded images, sound and video, and frames to create a dynamic site. Its graphical format and step-by-step examples take on HTML at the reader's own pace.

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Oh so easy to understand!

This was an incredibly easy book to understand. Minimal words, lots of colorful pictures and fun graphics which show you (instead of describing to you) how to perform a function. I had another HTML book that I just got bored with after about 50 pages. This book was so engaging that I pretty much finished the book in a day and am able to start coding in HTML. This is a very good "how-to" book in the technical aspect of HTML. The only down side is that it promotes poor web page design (but this book is not about learning design so I'm still giving it 5 stars). For the design aspect of web pages, I would recommend picking up a copy of Robin William's "Design for Non-Designers" or "Web Design for Non-Designers."A must for the beginner!

Non-techies will love it - something for geeks too

My technical bookself is filled with all kinds of serious looking books that I am sure impress visitors. Tucked away in the back is this colorful gem with its fun cover and not-so-serious demeanor. I have written my share of code, most of which was in JCL and REXX on mainframes, so how hard can a mark-up language be, right? Not hard when you have the right book, and this book is it. I was able to quickly pick up the basics in a few hours, and learned a lot of tricks and cool things along the way. I could have probably gained the same knowledge with a more technical book, but I do not think it would have been enjoyable. I am fairly positive that if I did not have an extensive background in computers I would not have bothered to learn HTML from another book. Among the things I like about this book are: (1) It makes HTML accessible to anyone because it is presented in a highly visual manner. The design of this book is important because it makes learning easy, even for non-technical users who just want to get a web page up. (2) It goes well beyond the basics. You can have a simple, but attractive, page up very quickly, then refine it to include frames, multimedia pizzaz such as sound, animation and the such as you become more proficient. (3) It goes beyond the geek stuff to explain how to make a page eye-catching. This is really the hardest part of getting a web page up - anyone can create a web page, but it takes some real planning to create one that is not an eye sore. It stands to reason that authors who create visually appealing, well thoughtout books will pay attention to web page design, which is exactly what these authors did.This book is so well written that I found the time in my busy schedule to read it and create some pages on my PC (hint: you can make pages with your favorite editor and preview them from your hard disk using your browser before you upload them to your web site). Now all I have to do is find the time to refine and test my pages and upload them to my own site, which is in dire need of a facelift. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is fun to read, contains a wealth of information and makes learning HTML both fun and easy. Don't let the pretty cover fool you - the book also has some advanced techniques that are presented in a clear, friendly manner. If you want to put up a web page and thought it was too hard or technical buy this book. You will impress yourself and your friends.

Visually Exciting

This invaluable instruction manual breaks down web page design to its simplest form, and teaches how to harness the power and versatility of HTML to generate attractive looking web pages. The impression of having a private `tutor' guiding you each step of the way is created through the step-by-step visual approach, seeing that you can emulate the exact procedures outlined without any apprehension, and then view the final result in a browser to measure your progress. Each procedure is conveyed in a logical sequence beginning with the basic concepts and proceeding to more advanced themes, so that learning HTML becomes effortless. This method of visually imparting knowledge eliminates the problem of having to leaf through several pages to find the screen shot that relates to the instructions, along with the frustration of having to re-read the same paragraph many times in order to grasp the main point.There is a detachable page at the beginning of the book containing a hexadecimal value colour chart with sample colours that can be applied to enhance the appearance of a page, and for easy reference, a comprehensive summary of all the HTML tags used in the course and their functions are given at the end of the book. In addition to the basic HTML tags, this impressive book also covers such areas as resizing images, creating tables, frames, adding sound and video, image maps, java applets and many more features that will allow you to easily create and publish professional looking web pages.This pictorial, self-teaching `tutor' is just what any beginner or advanced student needs to benefit from the exciting domain of web page design.

The Best HTML Guide Ever Published

This book not only tells you how to design web pages, it SHOWS you, and with excellent color pictures as well. The instructions accompanied by the illustrations are very easy to follow. An excellent book for those who are new to web page design.

Cannot recommend it more strongly

If you're *just* starting out learning HTML, you cannot do better than this book. It explains in very simple (and color-illustrated) terms how basic HTML works. Images, text, forms, sound and video, publishing and frames are covered. Everything you need. The two aspects I found most helpful were the color chart of hexidecimal codes and the section on cascading style sheets. The information in this book I keep finding over and over in 'higher-level' books, which often explain it much more poorly. If you are just starting out creating your web pages and like your information clearly explained, this book is what you're looking for.
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