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dsaull9
09-24-2012, 10:24 PM
This book by David Siegel was published in 1997...i found it and
wonder if it's worth reading...

gentleone
09-25-2012, 12:18 AM
No! That's an ancient book. It's like reading the bible. :) Although it was a great book at that time and if I'm right the author of the book was also the one who invented the spacer gif technique which was a real clever one at that time, so he deserves still respect.

Anyways... you will learn techniques which are not useful to the web of today. There are probably some things that are still, but most of it not.

What do you want to learn, dsaull9? I might have some book recommendations for you.

dsaull9
09-25-2012, 05:24 AM
i'd like to get ideas about design layout...tricks of the trade
like when to use px over em...database design...those are
a few just off the top of my head...of course there's CSS...
i'm from the Word Processing world so i know formating...
just need to learn the new jargon and techniques...

gentleone
09-25-2012, 11:51 AM
For the principles of webdesign I can recommend this book:
http://www.sitepoint.com/books/design2/

This one is for CSS (2.1) by Eric Meyer and it is actually quite old as well, but it's still useful, well written and you will learn how to effectively use the cascade and you will understand CSS specificity (very important):
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596527334.do

This is for XHTML & CSS. If you learn to mark-up semantic XHTML and why it's important, you will mark-up better HTML5 later. Definitely a must read:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321311396/htmldog-20

This is serie of free video tutorials from tutsplus where you will learn in 30 days HTML & CSS and how to bring your PSD design into your editor (such as Dreamweaver code view):
https://tutsplus.com/course/30-days-to-learn-html-and-css/