Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days by Laura Lemay-- Rating:3/3
1999 ("professional reference edition", printed 12/98), 1231 pages, Sams, ISBN 0-672-31408-8, $49.99 list (hardcover reviewed)
PAPERBACK - 831 pages 2nd edition (December 20, 1999) Sams; ISBN: 0672317257
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HTML 4 Unleashed by Rick Darnell and 8 other authors-- Rating:3/3
1999, 1285 pages, Sams, ISBN 0672313472, $39.99 list
Paperback - 1320 pages 2 edition (October 20, 1998) Sams; ISBN: 0672313472 List Price: $39.99
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HTML: The Complete Reference by Thomas A. Powell-- Rating:2/3
A VERY comprehensive book, with an excellent reference appendix covering elements and attributes, stylesheets, special characters, and DTD's that is about 375 pages alone. The book is very well written, with dry wit that is funny without trying too hard to be. Unfortunately, this book was actually written for HTML 3.2 with HTML 4.0 added to the 1998 edition, and consequently there are many screen shots for HTML 3.2 documents, but very few for HTML 4.0 docs. The author's website is at www.htmlref.com/.
HTML Publishing on the Internet by Brent D. Heslop-- Rating:1/3
1998, 721 pages
Good breadth, and contains a good links list for online resources, but this edition is dated-- the book barely covers HTML 4.0.
Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4 by Ed Tittel, J.M. Stewart, and N. Pitts-- Rating:1/3
1998, 219 pages, IDG, ISBN 0-7645-3196-4, $14.99 list
HTML for Fun and Profit by M.E.S. Morris and J.E. Simpson-- Rating:1/3
1998 (3rd edition), Sun/Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-079672-7, $39.95 list
This introductory book is largely outdated (centers on HTML 3.2) and overpriced (with about the same price as HTML 4 Unleashed but a fraction of the content. However, the book is very well written and easy to understand, with some excellent tips that show experience. This book might be a good buy for those who are tempted to purchase a "dummies" book, but watch out for typos, particularly in the URL links list in the back of the book.
Using HTML 4 by Lee Anne Phillips-- Rating:1/3
1998, 688 pages
HTML Goodies by Joe Burns-- Rating:0/3
Many good ideas, but presented in a jumbled, somewhat scatterbrained fashion, with lots of typos and some other apparent errors (he says you must use an underscore instead of a space between words in a value attribute, for example, this is not always necessary if the expression is within quote marks...). The book seems to aim for a level of difficulty just above the "for dummies" books, with somewhat more capability. Tries a bit too hard to be funny. Almost the entire book is online at www.htmlgoodies.com, so make sure you look over the website before you buy this book.
DUMMIES 101: HTML 4 by D.S. Ray and E.J. Ray-- Rating:0/3
1998, 266 pages, IDG, ISBN 0-7645-0205-0, $24.99 list
This book is laid out as lessons, with quizzes and tests, and the answers in back. This is alright if you like this approach (I don't). Does NOT have a complete HTML 4.0 tag reference, so you would have to by additional books for this, (or use online references, of course). This book is relatively expensive for the small amount of information it contains. A CD-ROM is included, but the shareware on it can be downloaded online in newer versions.
HTML 4 for Dummies by Ed Tittel and S.N. James-- Rating:0/3
1998, IDG, ISBN 0-7645-0331-6, $29.99 list
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1998 (2nd edition), 1395 pages, QUE, ISBN 0-7897-1477-9, $59.99 list (hardcover)
NEW EDITION AVAILABLE: Hardcover - 1282 pages Bk&Cd Rom edition (December 1, 1998) MacMillan Publishing Company; ISBN: 078971759X List Price: $59.99
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1999 (2nd edition), 195 pages, PeachPit Press, ISBN 0-201-69648-7, $17.95 list
NOW AVAILABLE: 3rd edition (July 15, 1999) Paperback - 292 pages Peachpit Press; ISBN: 0201354632 List Price: $17.99
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1999, 356 pages, QUE/Macmillan Computer Publishing, ISBN 0-7897-2024-8, $19.99 list
Dynamic HTML by Jeff Rule-- Rating:1/3
1999, 265 pages, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-37961-9, $39.95 list
1997 (2nd edition reviewed, 3rd now available), 647 pages, O'Reilly, ISBN 1-56592-234-4, $32.95 list
NOW AVAILABLE: 3rd edition (June 1998) Paperback - 776 pages O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 1565923928 List Price: $39.95
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1998 (3rd edition), 1015 pages, IDG, ISBN 0-7645-3188-3, $49.99 list
Paperback - 1015 pages 3rd Edition (March 1998) IDG Books Worldwide; ISBN: 0764531883 List Price: $49.99
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