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Required Books

The following books are REQUIRED for several of my classes; if you have any questions about class requirements, consult the appropriate class area from my home page.


HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide

By Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy

The new edition, recently released. This textbook is required for all my web programming classes. Poorly written and organized, this book also misses the point of the new XHTML standards. Despite this, it is a treasure trove of obscure HTML information, and is the most comprehensive reference available, by far, on HTML. An essential reference book.


Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide

By Eric A. Meyer

This is a very good book, clearly written, mostly practical, mostly tested, and well-organized. The JavaScript code it gives is not always correct, but, HEY, it's a CSS book; on the topic of CSS, it's very thorough! Beware it's CSS-P information; it does not reflect current practice.


JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

By David Flanagan

The primary reference for all JavaScript programmers. This book is not really an instructional text, but rather a comprehensive reference to the JavaScript language, and assumes some knowledge of programming fundamentals. Still, this book is excellent, concise, and exceptionally well-written. A must-have for anyone programming in JavaScript.


Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference

By Danny Goodman

I can't say that this is a great book. However, as the only comprehensive reference on Dynamic HTML (DHTML), this is the one to have. As a reference book, it's priceless. As a read, it's rather disjointed. Still, it's required for my DHTML class, and justly so.

Recommended Books

The following books are RECOMMENDED for several of my classes, but not required.


Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days, 2nd Ed (hardcover)

By Laura LeMay, Denise Tyler

This is a recommended text for my HTMLII students, which explains HTML programming fundamentals in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Not always strictly accurate or brilliantly proofread, this is the best of a rather questionable lot. Still, for those students who have difficulty asking questions in class, or who need extra assistance or explanation, this book discusses subjects straightforwardly.


Javascript for the World Wide Web (Visual Quickstart Guide)

By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith

An excellent "recipe" book for basic JavaScript functions. Quick, terse, and to the point, with clear (if sparse) explanations of how things work. Organized by tasks rather than by JavaScript objects, this book is very easy to navigate and use. The code samples are a bit out of date, however, so use them with caution.