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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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Product Description

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: #2151 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


  • Wiley

Editorial Reviews

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

140 of 146 people found the following review helpful.
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.

167 of 180 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.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
3OK for absolute beginner.
By PeteD77
Decent learning tool so far. More of a refresher really. I'm going through the HTML book just to brush up but it's the JavaScript and jQuery that I need to learn. I took some other reviewers advice and immediately had it spiral bound at Office Depot. Which turned out great! The reason I give it 3 stars is because it really needs to be revised and updated for HTML5. Many of the examples include older code (which the author distinguishes as such) and also include CSS style in the HTML code. Which in my opinion is a big waste of time. The author should explain structure and keep CSS styling completely separate as that's pretty much how it's done everywhere now. The book is copyrighted 2011. Which is pretty ancient in the programming world. I'm sure I will more than get my money's worth out of this book set, I'm just a little disappointed in how outdated it is.

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