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    A book for dHTML/CSS

    I want to learn more about dHTML and CSS. I understand Javascript but am not fluent, and I get by with HTML.

    Do you think this would be a good book to buy?

    dHTML + CSS - Visual Quickstart Guide

    Any suggestions otherwise?

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    Yes. I learned HTML by reading the Visual Quickstart Guide books. I am also learning JavaScript with those books. They are easy to understand and have a lot of good examples, but I am not so sure how much they cover. If you just want to learn a decent amount of DHTML and CSS, I think these are good books.
    Last edited by Zach Elfers; 11-29-2002 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: A book for dHTML/CSS

    Originally posted by Rodders
    Any suggestions otherwise?
    Apart from books, the actual SPEC for both HTML and CSS are excellent documents filled with good codeexamples, crossreferencing as well as greate indexes.

    You find these specs at www.w3.org , more specifically

    CSS2 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
    HTML 4.01 http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/
    XHTML 1.0 http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/

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    I've learnt pretty much everything I know by hanging around the HTML Goodies board. And now I'm a little better with it, I've started reading the specs (the ones Stefan stated above). I've found books are often wrong, at least on a forum you can get some different opinions.

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    Yes Rick, I bet you didn't learn the most useful things from Joe, though. Also, I've seen a lot of errata in various books on CSS and XHTML.
    Last edited by Robert Wellock; 12-02-2002 at 07:32 AM.

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    The HTML Visual Quickstart Guide is perhaps one of the better HTML books, however, it still doesn't get it quite right. As mentioned before, the specs are the definitive place to learn. http://www.w3.org

    The Visual Quickstart Guide series for JavaScript and Perl/CGI are, in fact, quite bad and not recommended at all.

    If you want to learn JavaScript see http://developer.netscape.com/docs/m...avascript.html
    This combined with the CSS spec gives you DHTML.

    And if you wish to learn Perl see http://www.perldoc.com/

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