HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (6th Edition) by Chuck Musciano
Publisher: O'Reilly Media | CHM | 654 pages | 3 Mb | 2007 | ISBN 0596527322
In the most recent edition of this acclaimed HTML guide, Musciano and Kennedy look closely at every aspect of HTML and show how to use it wisely to create top-quality Web pages.
HTML is hyper-text markup language and XML is eXtensible Markup language so when the two are combined you have XHTML. Learning either language is hard enough but together this can be exhausting, however you no longer need to worry as the definitive guide is at your disposal. The authors' make is easy to follow as they include hundreds of examples, diagrams, pictures, table and figures. The books broken down into 17 chapters starting with the basic understanding of HTML and XHTML.
The authors devote whole chapters to XML and XHTML and finally tips and tricks making this a truly definitive guide to work with. Also included is the most complete HTML and XHTML quick reference guide card I have ever come across, I have mine right next to my computer.
Considering I have taught HTML for over three years and helped developed pages in FrontPage, this is by far the best book I have seen that covers both HTML and XHTML. This is one book you may not want to pass on if you are in any part of the web design arena.