Back in the olden days of blogging, bloggers needed to know HTML and CSS to be able to create an awesome layout or even just to add a link into a blog post. The main place that many bloggers might remember picking up the basics from is Lissa Explains It All, but if you’re looking for something a little more up to date and lets face it, easier on the eye (that orange background!), then this book is a great start.
The book is aimed at people who want to learn how to design and build websites from scratch, and people who have a website or blog who want to know how to make a few tweaks to their site. It starts off easily by talking the reader through the basics – how people access the internet (which would affect how you might code something), how you create a website and how the internet works. Although it’s not strictly necessary to know these things to start building a site, it’s a nice introduction to the topic.
The book is split into three sections – HTML which builds the basics of any website, CSS which helps to make the site look good and practical information like how to use analytics, search engine optimisation and how to get a website online.
If you’re looking to improve your HTML knowledge, then this book is great for the beginner or as a helpful reminder! You can buy HTML & CSS♦ from Amazon
I Love this book!! :) I have been using it for a couple of years as a complement to CodeAcademy.com!
Anita Sookan says
It’s not really topic related but I’d like to add a pop up window for my facebook page just like you have and I wanted to ask which plugin you use. Thanks for your reply!
Hey Anita! It’s a WordPress plugin called “PopUp by Supsystic” – I haven’t done very much customisation to the box, just tweaked a few settings so it (in theory…) should only appear once a visit. It’s actually been really good at getting Facebook likes to the page!
OMG Lissa Explains It All!! I can’t believe I forgot all about that site considering it’s how I taught myself web design aged 11…!