REVIEW - Learning Web Design - A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond

Title:

Learning Web Design - A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond

Author:

Jennifer Nieder Robbins

ISBN:

0596004842

Publisher:

O'Reilly (2003)

Pages:

454pp

Reviewer:

Francis Glassborow

Reviewed:

December 2003

Rating:

2 out of 5

I tried this book because I needed to work on a website to support my own book. I had hoped that it would be helpful by pointing me in the right direction for many of the things I would need. In the end I just became increasingly irritated by the things it failed to tell me or the places where it gave either wrong or gave clearly out-of-date information.

There seems to be an assumption among writers of books on this subject that either the reader wants to know nothing more than how to produce a simplistic home page or will want to lash out on a copy of Dreamweaver at overĀ£200.

In the end I decided that it must actually be possible to write a book about setting up a good website from scratch but this definitely was not it.


Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.