Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set
By Jon Duckett

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A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers

This two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML and CSS before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery.

HTML & CSS covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style with CSS, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs.

  • A handy two-book set that uniquely combines related technologies
  • Highly visual format and accessible language makes these books highly effective learning tools
  • Perfect for beginning web designers and front-end developers


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #2800 in Books
  • Brand: Wiley
  • Published on: 2014-07-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 2.80" w x 7.10" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1152 pages

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About the Author

Jon Duckett has been designing and building web sites for over a decade, working with global brands, and has authored and co-authored over a dozen books on web design, programming, usability and accessibility. He has curated conferences about web programming and has been a web strategy consultant, often coding front ends for projects and designing architectures for back end programming. He is the author of the best-selling, HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

62 of 63 people found the following review helpful.
5GET THEM SPIRAL BOUND
By Ariel Tolome
[[VIDEOID:5c75cbf303c4ea056fc17559f585e602]] When I received them. I was excited to learn how to code. The problem was that every time I turn a page, it just felt like the book is about to break. After reading all the reviews about how their binding broke. I took action, I went to Staples and asked to get them spiral bind. They cost $6 each to add the spiral binding and I was impress with their results.

148 of 158 people found the following review helpful.
3Well-written books with horrible durability.
By Janus Varmarken
These books are generally well-written and visually appealing.

I have a set of minor complaints about the text, and one major complaint about the physical durability of the books.

First, the text seems to have a tendency to repeat the same example. This would not be an issue if the example code was reused in order to clarify a new point, but it gets slightly annoying when it is simply readdressing a learning topic that was already covered earlier in the text.

Also, if you come from a programming background, these books sometimes leave you with a lot of questions, i.e. they do not provide enough technical details in some passages. However, to be fair the books do target beginners, so this was somewhat expected.

The physical durability of these books is horrible. I'm only halfway through my first pass of the JavaScript/jQuery book, and the binding has already come apart (see pictures). I've been reading these while sitting outside in the sunshine - apparently the glue cannot withstand this. These books are obviously paperbacks, but they should at least last 3+ passes. This physical build quality is very disappointing and forces me to only award this book set 3 stars. Otherwise it would definitely deserve at least 4 stars.

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
5Simply A Wonderful Investment for a Visual Developer
By Jubilee I. Grace
This set of books is a winner. They motivate the visual learner to engage and store information into their long term memory.

Pros:
#1 Content is Great for Beginners, yet even advance developers can learn from these books - if anything, use it as a colorful reference book.

#2 This is a MUST HAVE for visual learners... over time, visually geared developers simply get tired of reading black and white content for years... As a result, I usually take online developer courses with videos because it is easier to digest, but sometimes, I really want something tangible that I can hold in my hands and refer back too. Who says picture books are just for kids?!

#3 Hardcover - I went ahead and purchased the hardcover as I heard the horror stories of other customers having complications with their JavaScript & JQuery paperbacks falling apart. I felt awful that my fellow developers went through that and did everything in my power to mitigate that risk through purchasing a hardcover.

#4 Text is Very Readable - This might vary per person, but in my opinion, the text is absolutely readable. There is NO eye strain for me, I can make out everything on these pages, and will not need a magnified glass. Now, if you are battling an eye condition, on some pages - you may need a magnified glass, as some of the text in the photos of the browsers are small...but for those with great eyesight, this really shouldn't be a problem for you. Bilberry helps with the eye strain I have gotten in the pass after hours of computer coding. Coders in general should take care of their eyes.

#5 Magazine-like, Full Color Pages

#6 Both Books Come with Online Support at Their Individual Websites. The websites are great companions to these books.

#7 Everyday Spoken Language - In other words, although these books could definitely be used as textbooks, they don't "read" like textbooks.

#8 Everything is Broken Down into Steps - Concepts are introduced step by step in small increments...then are built upon as continuous building blocks thereafter. Concepts don't just come out of nowhere, you will be prepared before you are introduced to something new. This may make this series "slow" for some people, but we must remember... I don't think Mr. Duckett wrote these books to be an all inclusive understanding of Front-End Development; rather a basis so that you can get off the ground running and as an introduction to other front-end developer literature.

Cons:
Will have to find some, then will update, but so far, none. But I'm not a nit-picker either so I generally ignore things I consider not to be hardships or plain frivolously... as some people just complain because it's not against the law!

That's my 2 cents.

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