HTML: A Beginner's Guide

HTML: A Beginner's Guide

by Wendy Willard
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took over an assignment to maintain a company website and found this book to be an excellent resource. Would highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wendy Willard's book HTML:A beginners guide is an execellently written book. I'm a self taught computer programmer and for all the material I've ever read, this is the easiest to understand. I knew that in order to get into business, I'd have to go on the Web and wanted to do it with a minimal amount of cost. My time is very limited, a full time job, developing software for my comic books, family....etc. Originally, I had bought the book just to get an understanding of html code and within a week I realized that I could set up my own site without spending a great amount of time having to learn another language...I never realized how easy it was to use html. If there is one major thing that Wendy does in this book is to explain the pitfalls that you might encounter with every step that you use in your site....a tremendous time saver. If you want to develope a website and fully understand what your doing with a minimal amount of work...this is the book to buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author has written a fine book for beginners. An assignment that was given to me required me to author and publish web pages for one of the largest wireless communications company. The challenge I faced is that I didn't know HTML. Wendy Willard's book put me on the right track and helped me quickly accomplish various projects. I learned HTML in a matter of a week with some fine tuning over time by referencing Wendy's book. The book takes a non-technical approach and maintains a simple progressive track to advance the reader in the subject matter. HTML: A Beginner's Guide is highly recommended for those needing a quick start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this book three months ago, I was an HTML novice. I had periodically browsed the bookstores looking for a good introductory HTML book, but I never found one that measured up to my hopes...until I encountered Wendy Willard's new book, HTML: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE. I gave it a quick skim in the bookstore and was immediately impressed by its organization, layout, use of examples, and appropriate level of detail. I read it cover to cover over a long weekend, and I was thrilled! I've read bits and pieces of quite a few technical books, and this book is right up there with the best. Most technical books suffer because they are written by techies, not writers. Well, for someone whose background is in graphic arts, Ms. Willard's expository writing skills are impressive. The book is extremely well organized at all levels--the overall content of the book, the individual chapters, even the individual paragraphs. The style is clear, engaging, fluid, and well balanced. Throughout the book, Ms. Willard maintains a good sense of context, so I never wondered why I was investing my energy in the point at hand. This book helped me to move from a very minimal knowledge of HTML to a high level of comfort with the smallest imaginable investment of time and energy. Quite simply, this may be the best introductory HTML book on the market. (Since reading Ms. Willard's book, I have taken an HTML course and read a couple of other books. These experiences have only corroborated my initial reaction.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was first approached about writing this book, I must admit that my thought was, 'another HTML book -- how many do we need?' I learned HTML by experience when there was only one version of Netscape, and it had been a long time since I¿d even looked at an HTML book. But after I researched the other HTML books on the market, I felt compelled to write a book that gives readers a realistic, easy-to-understand approach to learning HTML, while at the same time offering real-world practice activities and advice on related issues. 'HTML: A Beginner's Guide' is that book, offering you practical tools and knowledge that can easily be applied to a variety of development situations, without the boring rhetoric or lengthy technical fluff. This book tells you what you need to know, when you need to know it. My 'secret weapon' was my NON-technical editor, who reviewed the book during development as a completely novice computer user. She pointed out what didn't make sense, or where things needed more details. I think all technical books should have a review by a non-technical editor, because it makes the book SOOOO much better.