It assumes you have a working understanding of HTML and CSS, and spends virtually no time whatsoever on them. While you could get by without being too knowledgeable of HTML, it does make understanding the code samples substantially easier. Also, while it’s not required, it is very helpful to have a coding environment setup to work through the various examples in the book. You could use to console for a lot of it, but I find it helpful to setup a dummy page to play around in.
- One of the book’s biggest strengths is it’s organization. Each part of the book builds on concepts established earlier, and there are frequent reminders throughout to help you with items that haven’t been used in a while.
- Interestingly, I reviewed the hardbound edition of HTML & CSS, and the softbound edition for this book. I was very impressed to see that same high level of craftsmanship present in this less-expensive volume.
- Once again, it’s tough to find criticism with this book, however one area does stand out a little: accessibility. While the book is beautifully illustrated, there are parts that use color coding to illustrate points. Since I am colorblind, I had a bit harder time making sense of these areas, although I could still figure them out by context. These sports were, however, a very small part of the book overall.