|Amazon.com: HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Visual Quickstart Guide): Books: Elizabeth Castro
Elizabeth has laid the book out in a simple and logical manner. There are clear and concise instructions.
I love the visual presentation that gives you a step by step guide on how to:
- insert a picture
- changing the size of text
- make a border
- insert tables
- create a style sheet
- embed video to name a few
As well as these step by step instructions, most of the chapters have a tips section as well.
Appendix are laid out in a table format are a quick reference guide for HTML coding. Appendix B on CSS Properties and Values I am finding as I learn a new skill, has been fantastic. Appendix C provides a very comprehensive guide to (X)HTML symbols and characters, mostly like a foreign language to me , but wonderful to know they are there should i need them.
There is also a quick colour reference fold out at the back- Elizabeth has selected 234 colors that range through the spectrum, a good starting point.
You can view the Table of contents here.