[thelist] Throwing books

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 7 17:53:01 CDT 2002


"Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation" by
glasshaus - get them learning separation right away, and they miles
ahead of everyone else.

--- Jack Schonchin <schonchin at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I was dismayed while browsing a (major chain)
> bookstore this weekend. I found 1998/99 HTML books
> teaching tables for layout, only 1 DHTML and 1 XML
> book, and no books about web accessibility. (However,
> there were numerous books about Flash.) A university
> bookstore I visited last week was just as bad.
>  My original introduction to web design was from one
> of those 'Learn HTML in a Week' books. If new
> designers get their first taste of coding today from
> books that teach outdated techniques, it's no wonder
> standards are shirked. As soon as new designers get
> up-to-speed they realize they're behind the curve.
>  I'm new to the list, so I hope this is proper. I'm
> interested in hearing your recommendations for current
> books that teach proper HTML/CSS (accessible) coding.
>  I have a couple (new) student interns who have a
> smattering of novice HTML skills. I cannot hold their
> hand, but they are bright and ambitious enough that I
> can throw a book at them to begin their reformation.
> Which book should I throw?
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