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Head First PHP & MySQL by Michael Morrison, Lynn Beighley

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Praise for Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

“Eric and Elisabeth Freeman clearly know their stuff. As the Internet becomes more complex, inspired construction of web pages becomes increasingly critical. Elegant design is at the core of every chapter here, each concept conveyed with equal doses of pragmatism and wit.”

Ken Goldstein, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Disney Online

“The Web would be a much better place if every HTML author started off by reading this book.”

L. David Baron, Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation, http://dbaron.org/

“I’ve been writing HTML and CSS for ten years now, and what used to be a long trial and error learning process has now been reduced neatly into an engaging paperback. HTML used to be something you could just hack away at until things looked okay on screen, but with the advent of web standards and the movement towards accessibility, sloppy coding practice is not acceptable anymore... from a business standpoint or a social responsibility standpoint. Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML teaches you how to do things right from the beginning without making the whole process seem overwhelming. HTML, when properly explained, is no more complicated than plain English, and the Freemans do an excellent job of keeping every concept at eye-level.”

Mike Davidson, President & CEO, Newsvine, Inc.

“Oh, great. You made an XHTML book simple enough a CEO can understand it. What will you do next? Accounting simple enough my developer can understand it? Next thing you know we’ll be collaborating as a team or something.”

Janice Fraser, CEO, Adaptive Path

“This book has humor, and charm, but most importantly, it has heart. I know that sounds ridiculous to say about a technical book, but I really sense that at its core, this book (or at least its authors) really care that the reader learn the material. This comes across in the style, the language, and the techniques. Learning – real understanding and comprehension – on the part of the reader is clearly top most in the minds of the Freemans. And thank you, thank you, thank you, for the book’s strong, and sensible advocacy of standards compliance. It’s great to see an entry level book, that I think will be widely read and studied, campaign so eloquently and persuasively on behalf of the value of standards compliance in web page code. I even found in here a few great arguments I had not thought of – ones I can remember and use when I am asked – as I still am – ‘what’s the deal with compliance and why should we care?’ I’ll have more ammo now! I also liked that the book sprinkles in some basics about the mechanics of actually getting a web page live - FTP, web server basics, file structures, etc.”

Robert Neer, Director of Product Development, Movies.com

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