In this article we are going to be taking a look at some of the best books you can buy if you are interested in learning more about the art of web development.
This list isn’t an exhaustive list of all the best books currently available, it’s just a small list of books I feel are excellent at teaching the basics. If you have any you would like to add then please let me know in the comments section.
Learning Web Design (4th Edition) by Jennifer Niederst Robbins is an outstanding book for beginners wishing to come up to speed with creating beautiful websites and has received hundreds of rave reviews from customers who have already bought the book. This is definitely a classic that would not be out of place in any web developers library.
For the price of
$49.99 this may be somewhat pricey but I’ve seen it drop down to the low
$30s on Amazon.com so I would encourage you to wait for a good deal. Saying that though, if you can afford to part with the full RRP then this book is definitely worth every penny.
The Book Covers
The book covers various topics such as:
- building simple HTML pages with text, links, images, tables and forms.
- Using style sheets (css) to make your websites look nicer
- Responsive web design which is a definitely must have knowledge if you are to go into freelance web development
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites (1st Edition)
HTML and CSS by Jon Duckett focuses on introducing both HTML and CSS in an accessible way so that everyone in the experience spectrum can learn to build their own websites.
The book itself has received over 1,000 customer ratings and is currently the #1 best seller on
Amazon.com in the web design category which should attest to just how good the book is for beginners within the field.