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    Thank you all for your help. I am wondering which up to date css/xhtml/php/javascript html5/css3 books you would recommend.

    I would say I am intermediate/advanced level in all except javascript, But without real experience. I have never had a big project to use them. has just been a bit of a hobby with years in between, but I am really liking and getting into this stuff now.

    also photoshop gimp books I am horrible with graphics

    sorry for sloppy post I stayed up all night reading completely through

    Learn HTML
    Learn HTML5
    Learn CSS
    Learn CSS3
    Learn TCP/IP
    on website. reading Javascript now :)


    I couldn’t agree more with avoiding w3schools. A lot of their javascript examples are not cross-browser compatible.

    Here is a good one.


    just for the sake on continuity i’m pasting in what i wrote in the previous thread:

    , your second round of questions would probably be better off as a new thread, but since you asked nicely i would recommend you avoid w3schools as much as possible. a lot of their info is out of date or just plain wrong (see: w3fools).

    instead of that bookmark Mozilla’s webdev docs, and save yourself a lot of headaches.

    as for up to date books on web development, imo you should try to read everything that ABookApart publishes.

    i also just recently got Aaron Gustafson’s Adaptive Web Design, and its full of great info on the many ways to apply progressive enhancement to your work.


    You should buy “Introducing HTMl5” of Remy Sharp and Bruce Lawson. It’s an eye-opening book. I’ve also got all the books of, but i’m not crazy about them.. (haven’t read them all, but the first three where a bit disappointing).


    To the JavaScript rec list, I’d like to add JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan, once you’ve got at least a beginner’s grasp of JS. Eloquent JavaScript is also worth a look, imho.


    I recommend Dan Cederholm’s books. Just recently got his Bulletproof Web Design (Third Edition).

    While it’s about 75% a repeat of earlier versions (the remainder touches on using CSS3 features), it’s still one of the most valuable books I’ve come across.


    Sitepoint also usually produces very useful, up-to-date books.


    I have done quite a bit of reading this year and it has helped me a lot.

    Here is a list:

    Designing with Web Standards, 3rd Edition.

    Introducing HTML5

    Designing for Emotion

    Responsive Web Design


    The book apart series is a must have for the web designer’s bookshelf, so handy and to the point.

    HTML5 –

    CSS3 –

    and Andy Clarke’s Hardboiled Web design is one i find myself constantly grabbing for -


    What would be the best up to date books now? In 2016.


    Can anyone offer me help with this?


    I’ve been wondering why your original topic got closed…

    My other thoughts are that a book doesn’t have to be that recent, as long as it describes the currently implemented CSS3 spec at least. So a 2012 book should be fine. Anything that would try to keep ‘up to date’ to what’s actually supported by browsers at the moment would soon be outdated ’cause that’s in constant change.


    Thank you :)

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