Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom
Authors: Jeremy Osborn, Jennifer Smith, and the AGI Creative Team
Company: Wiley Publishing
Price: $39.99 US, $47.99 CAN
284 pages
ISBN: 978-0-470-58360-9

If you’re in a hurry, and don’t have time to read this entire review, let me summarize it for you in four words:

I love this book!

However, if you have the time, continue reading to find out why this book is a must-have for anyone with even a passing interest in web design.

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HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies

On December 15, 2010, in Book Review, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies
by Andy Harris
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
$39.99 US, $47.99 CN, £27.99 UK

It seems like almost everyone has some sort of web presence. Maybe it’s a blog that’s used to keep in touch with family and friends around the globe. For others, it could be a site that shares their hobby with like-minded people. The web pages most of us are used to seeing are for businesses: from the small, independent craftsman to the Internet giants like Apple and Amazon.

Getting started designing a web page can freeze some people in their tracks. HTML, CSS, Javascript: sounds so intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Wiley Publishing has released a new book, HTML, XHTML & CSS All-In-One for Dummies, by Andy Harris, that can help newbies create their first web site, while assisting more experienced designers to bring their sites to the next level.

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CS5: Dreamweaver – What’s New?

On July 12, 2010, in Macintosh, Review, by Owen Rubin

CS5: Dreamweaver
Company: Adobe

  • Dreamweaver CS5:  Upgrade: $199, New: $399
  • CS5 Web Premium (which includes Dreamweaver): Upgrade: $599, New: $1799
  • CS5 Master Collection  (which includes Dreamweaver) : Upgrade: from $899, New: $2599


Adobe continues to improve its entire CS suite of products with CS5, and I had the chance to have a quick first look of Dreamweaver CS5’s  new features. This is not a simple product, and it was already packed with features. And now there is even more, with a few older features tossed out if they were replaced with even better ones. I will give a brief overview and comments on the new features here.

Upon launching, I have to say, the user interface has not changed drastically from my previous version,

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Review – Building A Web Site For Dummies

On July 2, 2010, in Book Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Building A Web Site For Dummies
by David A. Crowder
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-470-56093-8
$24.99 US / $29.99 CN / £17.99 UK
342 pages

Many people are familiar with HTML and CSS, and think that’s all you need to put together to make a pleasing web site. Others feel that by using an application such as RapidWeaver or Adobe Dreamweaver, most of the work is done for them. Sadly for these people, that’s not the case.

David A. Crowder’s latest book, Building A Web Site For Dummies, takes the reader through the steps involved to, well, build a web site. The book is divided into five sections:

  • Building Your First Web Site
  • Building Better Web Pages
  • Adding Frills and Fancy Stuff
  • Making Money
  • The Part of Tens

The first section assumes you are at least familiar with HTML. Not necessarily an expert, but have a basic understanding of HTML code. Crowder then moves on to advanced HTML, including tables and frames. Finally, he tackles the topic of choosing a domain name and host for your newly created web site.

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Taking iWeb 08 even further – Part 7

On February 20, 2008, in Features, How-To, by Guy Serle

Are we having fun yet? You’ve made a Master Page, set up your Welcome page, played around with graphics and page sizes, all without knowing a single bit of HTML. Now, we’re going to get into what sets iWeb apart from most other web page creation software. Sure if you know CSS, PHP, HTML, and other buzz words I just pulled out of my head, you can make a site that dances and weaves across a web browser like some bad 60’s hippy movie. Unfortunately you probably don’t know about those things (don’t feel bad, neither do I), but you want your site to look like you spent a lot more time on it than you did.

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