HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett
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.