[Book Review] Learning Web Design, 4th Edition, O’Reilly
- Paperback: 624
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media
- Edition: Fourth Edition (August 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449319270
- ISBN-13: 978-1449319274
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- A perfect book for HTML/CSS/JS introduction and learning.
- Also is a good reference book because it's well structured, is easy to search by topic and jump to related topics.
- The exercises are easy and you only need a good text editor.
- The book contains many warnings about new things in HTML and the book clarifies which web browser support or not support new characteristics, and most importantly what will happen with older browsers when they receive unsupported HTML 5 tags.
- If the reader is looking a guide to update his knowledge, the first impression could be very bad, but as the book progresses it becomes interesting.
- The book is designed for PC screens, paper or tablets. The graphics are not well displayed on e-readers (I've tested it on a nook touch) and many references are based on the color of the text with sentences like "see the text highlighted in red" . . . but the e-reader displays only B&W.
- It has many suggestions in order to create good user experience , BUT is not a good book to learn how to design user experience if you are looking for that.