Author: Julie C. Meloni
Aimed at: Beginners
Pros: Easy to read and clear
Cons: Doesn't do justice to the whole topic
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot
It is a lot to learn and this book widens the net by including information on general issues such as how to best host a website, etc.
Part II is where we get down to some real work. This is about using HTML to design a web page - fonts, text, tables, links and images. Part III adds CSS to the layout mix and deals with more difficult ideas such as the box model, float and liquid layouts.
The final part is about advanced website functionality and management. This covers printing pages, forms, organizing and managing a website and helping people find your site, i.e. SEO.
If you are looking for a book that is about building web apps, then you will be disappointed despite the fact that it covers the three essential technologies. If you are looking for a book that is about the more traditional art of creating web pages that occasionally do something, then you might be more content with this choice.