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Head First Mobile Web by Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby

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Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design is a refreshing look at subject of OOAD. What sets this book apart is its focus on learning. The authors have made the content of OOAD accessible [and] usable for the practitioner.”

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Sean Murphy, iOS designer and developer

“Another nice thing about Head First Java, Second Edition, is that it whets the appetite for more. With later coverage of more advanced topics such as Swing and RMI, you just can’t wait to dive into those APIs and code that flawless, 100,000-line program on java.net that will bring you fame and venture-capital fortune. There’s also a great deal of material, and even some best practices, on networking and threads—my own weak spot. In this case, I couldn’t help but crack up a little when the authors use a 1950s telephone operator—yeah, you got it, that lady with a beehive hairdo that manually hooks in patch lines—as an analogy for TCP/IP ports...you really should go to the bookstore and thumb through Head First Java, Second Edition. Even if you already know Java, you may pick up a thing or two. And if not, just thumbing through the pages is a great deal of fun.”

Robert Eckstein, Java.sun.com

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Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what’s really going on in the world of web design.... If you have not been baptized by fire in using something as involved as Dreamweaver, then this book will be a great way to learn good web design.”

Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion

“Is it possible to learn real web design from a book format? Head First Web Design is the key to designing user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards to online sites that work well. What sets this apart from other ‘how to build a website’ books is that it uses the latest research in cognitive science and learning to provide a visual learning experience rich in images and designed for how the brain works and learns best. The result is a powerful tribute to web design basics that any general-interest computer library will find an important key to success.”

Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

“I definitely recommend Head First Web Design to all of my fellow programmers who want to get a grip on the more artistic side of the business.”

Claron Twitchell, UJUG

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