HTML Dog, the book
January 5, 2007 at /files/includes/10.css:00 AM
British @media and EventWax entrepreneur, Patrick Griffiths, has returned to his roots with his first book, HTML Dog: The Best Practice Guide to XHTML & CSS. Slim for a reference book at 336 pages, it deftly covers every contentious HTML and CSS issue of the last few years, and I defy anyone not to come across an element, attribute, or CSS property they had never heard of before (empty-cells, anyone?) in this exhaustive volume.
As an added bonus, our own Digital Web site is featured in the chapters on Lists and Print Styles, alongside many other familiar sites and blogs. Every trick in an expert web developer’s toolkit is included, with many nods to accessibility throughout, and thorough appendices, making this an excellent reference book to have around. Time to replace that hefty doorstop you’ve been using to look up obscure attributes with this smart, concise and fun book.
I am reading HTML Mastery right now which does a great job of covering HTML (and some CSS). This book is a little longer and looks very promising. I have added it to my wish list…
I don’t mean to brag but I knew about empty-cells. 🙂 I’ll definitely have to check out the book.
Indeed, a great book. I really like the way it ties in with the web and the ‘Dog’ site in particular.