In this pocket reference, Jennifer Niederst, the author of the best-selling Web Design in a Nutshell, delivers a concise guide to every HTML tag.Each tag entry includes:
Detailed information on the tag's attributes
Support information on browsers such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, and WebTV
HTML 4.0 support information, including whether the tag is deprecated in the current spec
In addition to tag-by-tag descriptions, you'll find useful charts on such topics as:
Niederst also provides context for the tags, indicating which tags are grouped together and bare-bones examples of how standard web page elements are constructed.This pocket reference is targeted at web designers and web authors and is likely to be the most dog-eared book on every web professional's desk.
I'd been playing around designing web site's using programs such as Dreamweaver for a while now and over that time I have only learn't a bit of coding and didn't know what each tag was for, but recently I started my college course and part of the course is to learn HTML 4. They gave me a computer print out of different tags but only the basic tags as I had seen many more tags in my time looking at coding.
So one evening on the way back from college I past a book store and decided to go in and have a look at the HTML books that were on offer and all I could see was really thick text books costing about £25 (about $37.50 US). Then I saw a little book tucked away in between the text books, I read the binding and it said HTML Pocket Reference. Interested I had a quick look through the book and to my surprise I found:
A complete list of tags
Handy descriptions telling you what the different tags did
Tag structures showing how tags go together and in what order
A complete character entity chart with all the codes for the characters and a complete hexadecimal conversion chart
I was excited I had finally found the book I was looking for and best of all it was very well priced at only £6.95 ($9.95 US $14.95 CAN), so I took it to the counter and purchased it and I have not been disappointed it has helped me no end with my web design and I feel very confident that I can remember the tags and know that I can refresh my memory very quickly with this excellent reference guide.
I'm now planning on buying the series of pocket reference's as and when i'm learning a new aspect of web design and the web site as been a big help also
A excellent refernce guide to HTML code. Although i wouldn't recomment it to beginners its good reference to experienced builders. Very well written and as taken its place in the top 3 HTML books that i have