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Section 2: HTML Articles, Tutorials, Resources, and Books

The HTML Articles, Tutorials, Resources, and Books category section below includes links to HTML tutorials to help with best practices for HTML markup. You'll find standards-based HTML tutorials and articles using W3C Recommendations for Web page markup. Also included are tutorials on META element tags, accessible frames, tabular data tables, and more.

Check out HTMLto Web Authoring / HTML Editor Tutorials and Articles for Web authoring / HTML tutorials and articles for specific Web authoring / HTML editors, such as Dreamweaver, HomeSite, TopStyle, and more.

Know of some good articles, tutorials, tips, Web sites, books, or other resources related to HTML? Recommendations are welcome and appreciated!

Articles on HTML

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General Tutorials on HTML

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HTML Tutorials on Specific Topics

Tutorials on HTML 5, frames, iframes, META element tags, multimedia, tables.

HTML 5 Tutorials

Below you'll find helpful websites and tutorials on using HTML 5.

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Below you'll find tutorials on creating frames for Web sites, the pros and cons of using them for public Web sites, and how to use them properly to be user-friendly for your visitors.

Editor note: Frames are generally not recommended for public Web sites. If you or your client are absolutely insistent on using them, though, please at least create them as user-friendly as possible according to W3C HTML Recommendations for frames and the suggestions in the tutorials below.

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IFRAME Element and HTML

For more on the iframe element, see also the following section:

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META Element and HTML

There was a time when META element tags played a big role in helping a site's search engine rankings. That's no longer the case after all the abuse; however, they have much more to offer than this. Metadata can help with site searches, indexing, organizing your content, and much more.

For more information about SEO, tutorials, and resources, see also the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) section.

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Multimedia and Web Pages

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Tables and HTML

Once the rage with page layouts, they're actually to be used for tabular data. Here are some tutorials to help. See also the CSS section for tutorials on styling your tabular data, too.

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For more HTML tutorials, see also's sections,

Web Sites or Web Site Sections Devoted to HTML

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Other HTML Links Resources

Recommended Books on HTML

Do you have any recommendations, favorite books on HTML, or do you have thoughts about books already included on this list? Please let us know!

For more HTML books, including short reviews, see also Books on CSS, HTML, XHTML, Web Standards, Web Authoring Tools/HTML Editors, DHTML, DOM, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP, Web Site Optimization, XML in our Recommended Books section.

More Books on HTML, Web Standards, and CSS
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  •  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). 

See also the Recommended Books on Markup and Code for Web Sites, part of the Book Recommendations section here at

Books on Web Authoring Tools/HTML Editors
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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) 
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). 

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