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Beginner HTML & CSS book

Hello! I'm looking for a good beginner's book for this same information that I can use with this course - suggestions?

I'm looking for a good beginner's book/materials that will help with this course work. Can anyone make suggestions for this? Thank you!

4 Answers

Hi Nicole, I'm guessing since you've started some HTML and CSS courses, you're looking for some books on web design. Below are a few books to supplement the Treehouse material.

I highly recommend HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites, by Jon Duckett. It's a beautiful book.

Erik McClintock
Erik McClintock
45,783 Points


Depending on which course(s) you're referring to, there are a plethora of different sites and book resources that you can tap to assist in your learning.

If you want a good series of books that are great for beginners, I highly recommend the Head First series of books from O'Reilly Media. They are written in very easy to understand terms, with clear section separation, and a lot of great follow-along projects, quizzes, puzzles, etc. to help you learn. Can't recommend them enough!

Additionally, there are a lot of other (free and paid) online resources that you could use in tandem with Treehouse, such as Codecademy, Code School, Code Avengers, CodeCombat, Lynda, etc.

That said, Treehouse is an absolutely invaluable resource in learning how to code, and it could definitely be one of the stronger options that you have available to you (obviously, depending on your learning style). The only way to know is to dive in and give it your best!

Hope this helps, and happy coding!


Douglas Miles
Douglas Miles
2,193 Points

I liked flipping through the headfirst books at the bookstore down the road from me. They only had the html/css one and at the time of reading I had already moved beyond the scope and intended audience of the book. so +1 for head first.

Thomas King
Thomas King
15,197 Points

Head First, definitely.