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I have just about finished one of the Head First Labs books on html, xhtml, and CSS. The book has been great because I am an absolute beginner, without a lot of computer experience. The book did not make any assumptions on the knowledge level of the reader(in fact the book assumed the reader had no knowledge), everything was explained. I was able to create a very basic, but compliant xhtml 1.0 strict site using the book. My question is are there any reference guides that someone can recommend that I can use as a reference for creating sites. The problem I have had (many others as well) with technical how to manuals is that many of them are poorly written, or written for experts. I am looking for something to reference to without it being made to seem like rocket science. Peace...

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A reference is something like the w3schools site. Some people can learn the basics, but the best thing the site is for is as a reference to look up what you already know, it's not very good to teach someone everything they need to know. If you need to learn the concepts, well, this is a technical subject so you have to be prepared for technical reading. But I use w3schools as a reference for HTML, if I don't remember what a certain attribute is or what a certain tag is called I can look it up there to refresh my memory, that's what a reference is.

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A reference is something like the w3schools site. Some people can learn the basics, but the best thing the site is for is as a reference to look up what you already know, it's not very good to teach someone everything they need to know. If you need to learn the concepts, well, this is a technical subject so you have to be prepared for technical reading. But I use w3schools as a reference for HTML, if I don't remember what a certain attribute is or what a certain tag is called I can look it up there to refresh my memory, that's what a reference is.
Yeah, usually I just use W3Schools as a reference. Their tutorials are OK but what I really want is a good web development book. Right now I'm trying to decide what to learn next.
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A reference is something like the w3schools site. Some people can learn the basics, but the best thing the site is for is as a reference to look up what you already know, it's not very good to teach someone everything they need to know. If you need to learn the concepts, well, this is a technical subject so you have to be prepared for technical reading. But I use w3schools as a reference for HTML, if I don't remember what a certain attribute is or what a certain tag is called I can look it up there to refresh my memory, that's what a reference is.
I am not afraid of reading technical manuals. The problem is finding a well written one. Having technical expertise doesn't make someone an effective communicator(actually many times technical writers can't effectively communicate their knowledge). The rare author that can is what I am looking for!Peace...
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I have a really nice html/css book titled Integrated HTML and CSS by Virginia DeBolt which I found was a very solid source.Otherwise, the w3c site has, of course, some good reference charts on html and csshttp://www.w3.org/TR/html401/index/list.htmlhttp://www.w3.org/TR/html401/index/elements.htmlhttp://www.w3.org/TR/html401/index/attributes.htmlhttp://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#cascadehttp://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.htmlcan I stop now???

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