Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition) Paperback – 2002
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In other words, its a marketing dept's dream!
This book hasn't been updated since 1998, and hasn't kept pace with technology.
..., the last chapter on DHTML is entitled "Looking Ahead to HTML 4.0" We're beyond HTML 4.0 and on to XHTML, XML, etc.!
I can already tell that Dynamic HTML is going to be one of those desk references that I keep close by my computer. The book is already plastered with a number of post-it notes in places that I need to fix on my existing web pages, concepts that want to experiment with in the future, or ways that I could make my websites more accessible. Having a good book with these aspects all in one place is a boon.
Still, where I will probably gain the most valuable use of this book is in the comparative aspect of the entries. Along with each of the detailed entries in all of the categories, the author has included information about how each feature translates in the different browsers (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, Safari, Opera, and W3C HTML). Anyone who has spent weeks making their website just perfect only to have their best buddy with a different type of browser say that it's all wonky knows that a good detailed cross reference resource is invaluable. Having one as well organized and intuitive as this one is nothing short of amazing.
To that, I say "Mission Accomplished!"
I couldn't begin to count the times I have had to find the appropriate reference to see if a particular attribute could be used in a particular tag. Once I found what I was looking for, seldom would there be any additional information, like what other attributes I could use as well. The DOM Model was a dark mystery to me. Finding objects my workmates had used was the extent of "useful" information I had found in bulk.
One thing to note: This book is NOT going to teach you HTML/DHTML. It is strictly a reference, and the author makes no bones about that. Most examples in the book are one-liners, focusing on correct syntax as opposed to actual usability.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This book is essential for the Web Designer wishing to do more with the web. Start using it as a learner and before long it becomes your most used reference. Read morePublished on May 8 2002 by Fuathurio
I have used this book _extensively_ for several years, it is a terrific reference. What isn't stressed in the description is that in addition to being a DHTML ref, it also has very... Read morePublished on April 16 2002
In my opinion this is an awesome reference book for DHTML,HTML,CSS and the DOM. I have used this book so much that the cover is about to come off of it! Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by Jeff
This is not a book for a beginner, but for the more experienced developer. This book is packed with information. Read morePublished on April 9 2002
For me the most useful part of this book is the 100 or so pages of HTML specification. It specifies the elements, attributes and values accepted by HTML 4. Read morePublished on April 9 2002 by Greg
From the beginner to a well-seasoned programmer, this book adds a lot of value to your collection. The book gives you great examples and reasoning behind the different techniques... Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by Brad Sukut
I bought this book a long time back when it was first published (first edition). If your target web browser is IE4 and NN4 then this book may deserve a 3 or 4 star rating. Read morePublished on March 15 2002 by Lee
Simply, It's NOT the book I was looking for.
It is well organized and each area is clearly explained. Read more