The 5 best HTML Books

Web design is a very appreciated ability nowadays since everything we do, we do it online. This is the time in which we express ourselves through blogs and online content. HTML is the kind of thing you need to make that content happen. HTML is a language that is used for developing web pages. And if you ever plan on having anything similar to a blog, you’ll need to know about it.

Here are 5 great books to learn it.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – All in one

  • These book starts at ground zero on programming and works its way up so you can teach yourself and combine the three languages to create good websites.
  • The book will give you step by step instructions to carefully walk you through the works of Web design.
  • Once you finished this book, you will know how to build your own web page and get it online, fast.

You’ll also know how to have clear, efficient, and user-friendly text and graphics. Additionally, it’ll teach you how to add more advanced features to your website. This book will take your form the very basics of HTML to the most advanced things like how to design a site for mobile devices, or even how to make a site easier to maintain. This book is for those who want to acquire these skills for the long run.

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 for dummies

  • Like every for dummies book, you are going to be learning all the basics in very simple ways.
  • If you have little to no experience on this, get this one.
  • It is very friendly, but doesn’t play around and will get you started with the basics.

First, you will learn the base for HTML and CSS and its latest versions (which are HTML5 and CSS3). It will get you started on the syntax and structure of both languages. It will guide you through creating a user-friendly view of a webpage. The book makes a lot of emphasis on how to create responsive, practical, and well-designed websites. You will understand how and why these languages are the foundations for all the websites you visit on your day to day life.

If you are an absolute beginner, you want to get this book. It is specially fitted for visual learners since it has a lot of colorful diagrams and illustrations.

HTML5 Missing Manual

  • This guide covers everything you need to know about the latest version of HTML, all in one.
  • The book is aimed for beginners (although I admit you do need some basic experience).

It will take you through step-by-step tutorials on how to do different features for your website. Everything you learn will be backed by real-world examples. It will also tackle more advanced stuff, like how to rebuild web apps, or how to include things like video tools, geolocations, and other things that can give your website an upgrade and make it better. After reading this book you will know how to structure web pages efficiently, meaning they will be smarter and friendlier. Also, you’ll learn how to add plugins, like audio and video, and how to make them work in several browsers. It will help you use Canvas to add visuals. It will also create an introductory to CSS3, so you can make them work together into more elegant, functional web pages. You will also learn how to adapt your website on all devices (phones, tablets, computers). This guide is great if you want to sharpen your abilities on HTML5 and get started on CSS3.

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

  • This book is designed to work both as teaching material and as reference for the pros.
  • It will introduce you step by step into the world of HTML and will teach you how to complement it with CSS.

The book explains topics that are rather complex through diagrams and illustrations that simplify it for beginners to understand. The book is very thorough and non-technical at the beginning, as you read on, it will let you work more independently, applying what you learned before to make sure you keep on remembering it. If you are clueless, it might be a little too much, however, if you read a little online and then grab this book, the concepts and practices will be very clear and easy for you to start.

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

  • Just like the first book on this list, this book is for those who want to enhance and take their abilities on web design to another level.
  • This book will help you build web pages that are strong and good. It is aimed for beginners, so it will explain to you how everything is and works, from the Web to the languages.

After reading this book, you will have the skills to create a simple to medium level website. The important thing about this book is that you get the foundations for taking your abilities on a whole other level. All chapters come with exercises that help you land what you learn, next to them, there are puzzles that will make you confident you really understood. If you can’t complete the puzzle chances are you didn’t really understand what the chapter taught. The book also covers design, and how to make your page look as good as it works. You’ll learn how to format color, typography, and very simple animations. JavaScript comes on a very simple level. The book focuses more on teaching you why JS is important.

If what you want is to have a strong foundation to build great web design abilities on, this is the book for you.

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