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Books on Markup, Code for Web Sites

Books on CSS, HTML, XHTML, Web Standards, Web Authoring Tools/HTML Editors, DHTML, DOM, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP, Web Site Optimization, XML

Within the Books on Markup and Code for Web Sites section you'll find books on CSS, HTML, XHTML, Web standards, Web authoring tools/HTML editors, DHTML, DOM, JavaScript, AJAX, PHP, Web site optimization, and XML.

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CSS, HTML, XHTML, and Web Standards Books

The books recommended below each encompass CSS, HTML, XHTML, and Web Standards. You'll find practical, real-world solutions and great examples throughout each of these best-selling, highly recommended books.

Books on CSS, HTML, XHTML, and Web Standards also Recommended by WebsiteTips.com
  •  Cover - Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns. by Michael Bowers. Apress (4-23-2007). 
  • Beginning CSS Web Development. by Simon Collison.
  •  CSS: The Missing Manual. by David Sawyer McFarland. O'Reilly (08-2006). 
  •  Transcending CSS. by Andy Clarke, Molly Holzschlag. 
  • The Zen of CSS Design, by Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag. Peachpit 12-2004.
  • Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation, 2nd Ed. By Owen Briggs, Steve Champeon, others. Glasshaus, 03-2004.
  • HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Ed. by Rachel Andrew, Daniel Shafer. SitePoint 04-2006.
  • Designing CSS Web Pages, by Christopher Schmitt. 2002.
  • Fundamental Web Design and Development Skills, by Rachel Andrew, Chris Ullman, Crystal Waters. Published July 2003, APress.
  •  Cover - Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting. Andy Budd, Andy Clarke, et al. friends of ED (3-19-2007). 
  • The Art and Science of CSS. By Cameron Adams, Jina Bolton, others.
  • HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition, by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy. O'Reilly (October 17, 2006)
  • Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML (Head First) by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman. O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (December 8, 2005).
  •  Cover - Mastering Integrated HTML and CSS. by Virginia DeBolt. Sybex; Pap/Cdr edition (February 20, 2007) 
  •  CSS Web Site Design. By Eric Meyer. Peachpit Bk/CD-Rom (11-09-2006). 

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Web Authoring Tools / HTML Editors Books

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Books
  •  Dreamweaver CS3 Bible. Book/DVD. Joseph W. Lowery. Wiley. (5-21-2007) 
  •  Cover - Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Classroom in a Book, by Adobe Creative Team. Adobe Press; Bk&CD-Rom edition (May 11, 2007) 
  • Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual. by David Sawyer McFarland. Pogue Press (June 22, 2007).
  •  Cover - Dreamweaver CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. Tom Negrino, Dori Smith. Peachpit Press (May 31, 2007) 
  •  Cover - Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 How-Tos: 150 Essential Techniques. by David Karlins. Adobe Press (May 24, 2007). 
  • Book cover: Creating a Web Site in Dreamweaver CS3: Visual QuickProject Guide, by Nolan Hester. Peachpit (June 22, 2007).
  • Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3. by Stephanie Sullivan, Greg Rewis. New Riders (7-16-2007). 
  •  Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 On Demand, by Andy Anderson, Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc. Que; Bk&CD-Rom (8-21-2007) 
Adobe Dreamweaver 8 Books
  •  Cover: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh, by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith 
  •  Cover - Dreamweaver 8 - The Missing Manual by David McFarland. Pogue Press; 1st ed. (December 22, 2005) 
  •  Dreamweaver 8 Hands-On Training. By Daniel Short, Garo Green. Peachpit (12-1-2005). 
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Software

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 is available on its own or bundled within Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Standard, Design Premium, Web Standard, Web Premium, and the CS3 Master Collection. Links to more information for both Windows and Macintosh versions are below.

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Software for Windows
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Upgrade
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Standard Upgrade [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Premium Upgrade [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Standard Upgrade [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection [Windows]
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Software for Macintosh
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Upgrade
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Standard Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Premium Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Standard Upgrade [Macintosh]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Master Collection [MAC]

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Books on DHTML, DOM, JavaScript, AJAX

  •  DHTML Utopia Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM. By Stuart Langridge. SitePoint (June 1, 2005) - amazon.com info 
  •  CSS, DHTML, and Ajax, 4th Ed. By Jason Cranford Teague. Peachpit (10-17-2006)
  •  DHTML and CSS Advanced : Visual QuickPro Guide. By Jason Cranford Teague. Peachpit (12-15-2004)
  •  Cover - DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model, by Jeremy Keith. Published by friends of ED (September 20, 2005) 
  •  Cover - JavaScript and Ajax for the Web, Sixth Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide), by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith. Published by Peachpit Press (August 28, 2006). 
  •  Cover - JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, by David Flanagan. Published by O\'Reilly, August 2006. 
  •  Cover - Professional Ajax (Programmer to Programmer) by Nicholas C. Zakas, Jeremy McPeak, Joe Fawcett 
  • Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax, by Christian Heilmann
  •  Cover: Pro DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries, by Jonathan Snook, Aaron Gustafson, Stuart Langridge, Dan Webb. Apress (August 27, 2007) 

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PHP Books

  •  Cover - PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition, by Larry Ullman. Peachpit (March 10, 2007). 
  •  Cover - PHP 5 Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide. By Larry Ullman. Peachpit Press; 2Rev Ed edition (March 5, 2007). 
  •  The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks (Anthology). Ben Balbo, Harry Fuecks, Davey Shafik, et al. SitePoint, 2nd ed. (10-23-2007) 
  • Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP. By Jaimie Sirovich, Cristian Darie. Wrox (04-16-2007) 
  •  Cover - PHP Functions - Essential Reference, by Zak Greant, Graeme Merrall, Torben Wilson, Brett Michlitsch. Pub: Sams Publishing - amazon.com info. 
  • Programming PHP, by Rasmus Lerdorf, Kevin Tatroe. Pub: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1st ed (March 2002).
  •  Advanced PHP Programming, by George Schlossnagle. Sams (2-20-2004) 
  •  Cover - Learning PHP 5, by David Sklar. O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1st ed (July 2004). 

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Regular Expressions Books

  •  Mastering Regular Expressions, by Jeffrey Friedl. O'Reilly, 3rd ed. (8-8-2006) 
  • Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, by Ben Forta. Sams, 1st ed. (Feb. 28, 2004). 
  • Book cover: Regular Expression Pocket Reference, by Tony Stubblebine, O'Reilly, May 2003. 

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Web Site Optimization Books

More Books on Web Site Optimization

The books below are either entirely devoted to Web site optimization or include chapters and sections on various aspects of Web site optimization.

  • Building Scalable Web Sites: Building, scaling, optimizing next generation web applications. by Cal Henderson. O'Reilly (05-2006). 
  •  Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint (07-2006). 
  •  Cover - Web Design in a Nutshell : A Desktop Quick Reference, 3rd Ed. By Jennifer Niederst Robbins. Pub: O'Reilly Media (February 21, 2006). 

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XML Books

  •  Cover - XML Family of Specifications: A Practical Guide. by Kenneth B. Sall. Addison-Wesley, Pap/CD-ROM (May 31, 2002) - amazon.com info 
  • Cover - XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. By Elizabeth Castro. Peachpit Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2000).
  • Cover: Beginning XML, 4th Edition (Programmer to Programmer). By David Hunter, others. Wrox (May 21, 2007).
  •  Cover - No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP. By Thomas Myer. Published by SitePoint (July 27, 2005). 
  •  XML in a Nutshell, Third Edition, by Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means. O'Reilly Publishers (September 1, 2004). 
  •  Cover - Learning XML, Second Edition by Erik Ray. Published by O'Reilly Media, Inc., (September 22, 2003). 

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