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HTML for Students is a good starting point for anyone new to Web page authoring, HTML, Hypertext Markup Language. Begin by reading online information and then refer to the HTML book list, below, if you are looking for an additional reference to have on hand. Look at the DHTML books and the CSS books. CSS is coded in the HEAD or BODY sections of any HTML document. CSS was born at W3C.org on December 17, 1996. DHTML also incorporates JavaScript, CSS and other technologies. XHTML is newer than HTML and combines the features of HTML 4.0 with the power of XML. Many community colleges also offer beginning classes on the subject of XML (Extensible Markup Language) for making Web pages.

Those of you not wishing to learn the simple markup code of HTML may want to talk to others about using an HTML Editor, but peaking from experience, it is better to learn the HTML first, then later learn to use an HTML Editor software program. Your coding experience will greatly augment any necessary editing with Web page software programs.

Hint: Those of you wishing to go into Graphic Design or related field, start off by using the Adobe software such as the Creative Suite applications, which would call for GoLive as the HTML editor, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bridge. Some releases of the Creative Suite now include Dreamweaver.

HTML Books
Google Directory of HTML Books
Teach Yourself Web Publishing With HTML 4 in 21 Days, Professional Reference Edition, 2nd Edition. by Laura Lemay and Denise Tyler;
HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition
by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy; O'Reilly; August 2002; ISBN: 059600382X
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
by Eric Meyer; O'Reilly; May 2000 (first edition); ISBN: 1565926226
HTML: The Complete Reference Third Edition; Thomas A. Powell;
ISBN 0-07-212951-4/ 2001. Includes full coverage of XHTML 1.0.
DHTML and CSS Books
Dynamic HTML by Danny Goodman.
CSS, DHTML, and AJAX Fourth Edition, by Jason Cranford Teague.
DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web, Third Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide) by Jason Cranford Teague.
What is XHTML?
Beginning XHTML WROX Press; 2000. Paperback; 700 Pages, multiple authors.
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