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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Apple Pro Training Series : Final Cut Pro HD (Apple Pro Training)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Diana Weynand
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!


I have passed the Apple Pro Certification Exam for Final Cut Pro (level 1) today, thank to this fantastic book. A part from that, it is an excellent tool if you want to discover all of the program's features and, especially, you have the opportunity to learn by doing (very important thing).



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Swing, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: James Elliott, Marc Loy, David Wood, Brian Cole
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Reference


This is must have reference for anyone that wants to learn Java Swing. It covers almost every class in Swing, with detailed explanations of what its most important methods do, it members and constants and examples on how to use them. These examples demonstrate just how powerful and rich applications developed with Swing can be. While the author assumes that the reader has some Java and Object Oriented knowledge, this book serves as a solid reference to those who want to learn Swing either from scratch or to expand their programming skills.



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: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND & EAISY TO USE HTML BY VIEWING PICTURES


Basic concepts can be eaisily understood & applied for web design by novice HTML learner. you can create eligent webpage and good multimedia you also know what you will see on web page by typing what code,explained side by side on single page.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: CSS Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Christopher Schmitt
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good reference for what CSS can do


The CSS Cookbook is a nice reference for seeing CSS in action. This book focuses on examples grouped by Typography, Page Elements, Navigation, Lists, Forms, Tables, Page Layouts, Printing layout, CSS workarounds, and design tips.

Christopher Schmitt writes in a clear, concise manner. Tips and information are presented in a "no nonsense" way, getting straight to the point. I just wish there were more points made. For a 250 page book, this is a nice manual of solutions to common problems that CSS can solve, but I feel like more could have been added to bring the page count somewhere around 350-400. One of the main things that CSS can do is address the need for "tableless" web pages and while Mr. Schmitt discusses this topic in his chapter relating to page layout, I feel more examples should have been provided for a book which calls itself a "cookbook".

Having said that, the calendar example in Chapter 6 is worth the price of admission alone, and the samples provided relating to font typography are well written. The thing I like about Oreilly's "Cookbook" series is the fact that these books get right to the point. Too many times authors spice up their books with humor-filled writing and for a reference guide you just want to be able to open up a book and find relevant examples. The author does a nice job of providing an excellent companion to "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" and it would benefit any CSS developer to have a copy of "CSS Cookbook" next to their computer.