Rasul Kireev

Indiehacker. Aspiring Data Scientist. Love to try new things. I also write occasionally.

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HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by

Date read: Aug. 19, 2019

How much I liked it: 7/10

This book was not an introduction for me. I have been working with HTML and CSS for some time. The reason I decided to give it a read is that I was having problems with CSS. More specifically I was not sure if I was doing everything correctly.

I’m not sure this will be making sense to people, but because I was using a lot of margins and paddings, the website layout felt a little forced and not sustainable. This meant that it is very possible for the layout to break under closer inspection, by a customer/user on a different device.

I wanted to see if there are any best practices or things I don’t know.

This book is a great introduction to the world of simple web development. But, if you know the absolute basics (like <p> is a paragraph where you put text and <h1> is a header) and know your way around Google (and Stackoverflow you should be able to code up a simple website on your own.

That said, it won’t harm to skim through the book. It is written well and reads very easily.