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HTML5: The Definitive Guide

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Put everthing you need to know about HTML at your fingertips. Truly a definitive guide, this book covers HTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. You’ll find hundreds of examples that show you how to create effective web pages, and how to master advanced features. The seventh edition has been updated to cover HTML5, the ri ...more
Paperback, 800 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by O'Reilly Media (first published April 1996)
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Taught myself HTML with this book. I still reference it frequently, though I should probably get something a little more up to date.
Jul 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference, web-dev
This is a critical reference book for any web developer's library.
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not "finished" but I have read what I needed to for now.
Monica Willyard
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is an excellent resource for anyone doing web design. However, it is a bit dated since it covers XHTML and HTML 4, not 5. Still, its explanations of things make it a valuable reference that I still use rather often.
Dec 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just what's needed for those HTML questions you have...: If you do web development, you should have one solid HTML/XHTML reference guide on your bookshelf. This one ranks up there... HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (6th Edition) by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy. Although the CSS and XML sections are a little light, the core HTML and XHTML information is all you could ask for.

Contents: HTML, XHTML, and the World Wide Web; Quick Start; Anatomy of an HTML Document; Text Basics; Rules, Ima
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the book I learned HTML from! It was very clear, great descriptions of browser support and caveats, plus all of the brand new HTML 4 stuff ( tags were my favorite!) There was lots of sample code, a lot of it about Kumquats... which I didn't believe was a real fruit until I finally saw one in real life, almost ten years later.
Jul 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is my most tattered book. I look things up all the time. It is the best reference for HTML.
Dave Peticolas

Another fine O'Reilly book.

Sep 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Basic html coding skills still carry me a long way. This remains helpful, even after all these years!
Dave Huish
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is what it is.
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book I've read for by Web publishing class. Very useful, but very long and dense. It will be a great reference work to have on my shelf!
TK Keanini
Jul 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: semantic-web
Very good to have a book with both HTML and XHTML side by side.
Les Gehman
Mar 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is an excellent introduction to creating web pages using raw HTML commands.
Dave Huish
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a great guide.
Easy to understand and easy to use. Great Guide!
Adnan Siddiqui
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
required text for a class - not too difficult and interseting.
Jun 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're teaching yourself HTML, you must own this book. It includes all the basics, along with sample pages coded and displayed. Very well explained.
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