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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
above and beyond


great. it has all html tags, and it goes further to teach you CSS and basic basic javascript. has several reference apendices, including a hex colors and special symbols. very good reference, and it teaches html quite well.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle9i Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Richard J. Niemiec
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
quite good book


This is one of the best Oracle tuning book and packed with great information.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Robbie Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Everything you need and nothing you don't


The format of this book is fantastic - discussions on how to carry out over 320 system administration tasks, with solutions to each situation using the gui, the command line, and through scripting. Examples are in Vbscipt, but Perl versions are available from the author's web site. Note - this book does not teach you how to program! It dives right in, assuming you are a professional Windows admin who has some scripting knowledge. This is one of the attractions of the book for me - I've got 4 books that tell me how to use Vbscript and Perl already! I wanted a book that showed me what to do with that knowledge, and this is that book!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
One of those indispensible web-design books!


These days, with applications such as "Flash" and "Frontpage" being used to put all the bells and whistles on applications, most wouldn't give a second thought to this book. This is unfortunate. This book is without a doubt the most important book anyone who has a background in HTML can pick up. It deals in great depth with the W3C CSS 1.0 standard, which allows the web designer to customize and standardize their pages to the minutest detail. I was surprised at how comprehensive this book was since it showed me how to do everything from creating lists bulleted with custom images to layering text/images on top of one another. The use of external cascading style sheets allowed me to create elaborate "standard" pages that could be updated by merely changing the stylesheet file. This concept is carried further in eXtensible Style Sheet language (XSL) and therefore is probably the best introduction to XML, before actually beginning to read up on XML! One thing in particular (among many!) about this book that I liked was the extensive use of screenshots to illustrate the effects of various scripts, something often missing from O'Reilly books. After reading this excellent tutorial/reference, read "JavaScript, the Definitive Guide", and "Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference" to learn how to create powerful client-side web pages (pop-up images, pop-down menus, etc.). Throw out FrontPage and really begin developing!