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I am studying two texts at the present time.. Elizabeth Castro's "Visual QuickStart Guide to HTML, XHTML & CSS" as well as Michael Morrison's "HTML & CSS in 24 Hours"
I like them both...today I will be studying "Tables" in Morrison's text
My interest in Web Development was piqued by outdated software in the "bargan bin" at Staples.. I wanted to learn Microsoft Office 2003 & there was also coursework on "Web Development" in there...
..there was even a "Web Design Fundamentals" course along with the two HTML courses, DreamWeaver, Flash MX 2004,Digital Photography, PhotoShop CS2 & FrontPage....
..not very comprehensive stuff-- but certainly enough to whet my appetite to learn more.
I'm going to purchase "Web Design Basics for Dummies" and then go to the "Review My Site" section of this forum to see if I can observe how the more experienced posters reinforce what I am studying in the textbook.
Best wishes to all of you
The experiment was a success thanks in large part to what I've learned here. Those things include some HTML and CSS, but most importantly I learned a lot about how search engines work, how AdSense works, and got introduced to content management systems. There are many real experts here that willingly share their knowledge.
The intermediate texts come next..and I do not intend on doing anything more than lightly exploring them until i feel fairly grounded in the FUNDAMENTALS textbooks
There is no hurry... My present job is 6 days a week so I must ensure that I am well-rested before studying my HTML... I put in about 2 45-minute sessions each day.
Thanks for the encouragement... as I move along in my education AS EVIDENCED BY more intelligent postings-- please feel free to offer me advice, correct me if I am in error, or gently steer me to the right track if I seem to be veering off.
Cheers & best wishes
I went through most of Morrison's "Tables" chapter which precedes his intro to CSS.... going to take a look at what Castro has to say in her Visual QuickStart Book about "Tables"
Then I'll probably "drop back ten yards & punts" as we Yanks say in the game of American Football and hit the w3schools site to make sure I've digested the material I've covered up to this point.
Again, good to meet you MODs and thanks to all for the kind words
w3schools site to make sure I've digested the material I've covered up to this point.
You may want to include the W3C in your list...
HTML 4.01 Specification
HTML 5 Draft Recommendation — 28 July 2008
It looks like they posted updates to the HTML 5 Draft yesterday. Got some reading to do myself. See ya over there Sandman_Hanover!