What books would you recommend for beggining to learn css and javascript?

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What books would you recommend for beggining to learn css and javascript? I have heard good things and bad about the bible and I tried the Javascript and Dhtml cookbook but it was difficult to read does anyone have suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarthaD.
    I don't know about javascript but there is a site I have found that's really helpful especially for beginners and best of all, it's free! There's several lessons both text and videos - lesson 10 is on css.
    Unfortunately, until I reach 15 or more posts, I can't use links in my posts but the site name is "easywebtutorials" (hope that's not breaking any rules). And NO, I am not an affliate so there's no commission - it's a totally Free site, nothing to buy, nothing to promote just a really great, free learning site.
    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author hammiesink
    I would recommend "CSS: The Missing Manual" for CSS. Can't tell you about Javascript.
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
      Originally Posted by hammiesink View Post

      I would recommend "CSS: The Missing Manual" for CSS. Can't tell you about Javascript.
      The Missing Manual for CSS is outstanding. One of my absolute favorites. However, it may not be the best choice for a complete beginner. Your best bet is to go to a bookstore and scan through some books to see what "clicks" for you.

      Johnny
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  • Profile picture of the author wayfarer
    I definitely recommend you learn as much as possible about CSS before you start to learn JavaScript. The reason I say this, is that JavaScript can manipulate styles ("DHTML"), and if you don't have a foundation of knowledge about CSS already, it is going to be difficult to jump into a study of it.

    The problem with books about JavaScript, is there are a lot of bad ones. One good one is: javascript: the Definitive Guide

    If you want to leverage your knowledge of CSS in a very powerful and effective way, I also recommend Learning jQueryLearning jQuery
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    • Profile picture of the author Adi E
      Hi

      I like books by Sitepoint - The CSS Anthology is a good one for your CSS needs, although there are a lot of good tutorials available online

      Adi
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      • To be honest, you can always look at the "Dummies" books. The CSS for Dummies or Java For Dummies.

        I know alot of people who have learned alot from them. Now, remember these are only for introduction and only teach you the basics, but if you are completely new at the subjects they give you the material to build your foundation for the languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenJoe
    Did you check -w3schools? (search in Google)
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  • Profile picture of the author bhatti721
    hello..


    JavaScript bible is the best book for JavaScript .It is huge book to read completely

    For CSS, online tutorials are enough please chack the w3school.com
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  • Profile picture of the author CaffeinatedWorld
    I don't recommend books when it comes to webdesign - I recommend movies. Try some from Lynda.com or TotalTraining.com - you will catch everything very quickly
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