HTML & XHTML Pocket Reference, 4th Edition
Quick, Comprehensive, Indispensible
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2009
Pages: 192

After years of using spacer GIFs, layers of nested tables, and other improvised solutions for building your web sites, getting used to the more stringent standards-compliant design can be intimidating. HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference is the perfect little book when you need answers immediately.

Jennifer Niederst-Robbins, author Web Design in a Nutshell, has revised and updated the fourth edition of this pocket guide by taking the top 20% of vital reference information from her Nutshell book, augmenting it judiciously, cross-referencing everything, and organizing it according to the most common needs of web developers. The result is a handy book that offers the bare essentials on web standards in a small, concise format that you can use carry anywhere for quick reference.

HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference features easy-to-find listings of every HTML and XHTML tag, and every Cascading Style Sheet value. It's an indispensable reference for any serious web designer, author, or programmer who needs a fast on-the-job resource when working with established web standards.

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    Very and useful information in this book. But it has the worst index and organization I have ever seen in an O'reilly's book.

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    A comprehensive reference tool!

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      This book is an incredibly useful reference tool. Not only does it allow users to use it as a dictionary to look up specific elements, particularly ones one may have forgotten, but it provides good lists of character entities. The index is very useful when finding an aspect of html with which one is not familiar. It also provides html5 elements and describes the differences between html4.01 and html5. It also lists depreciated tags which is rather useful. It is a great tool, particularly when trying new things or trying to remember aspects of html that one has forgotten.

      This book is not very useful if one does not yet have general html familiarity. For that type of use, an introductory book on html would be more appropriate.

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