I’ve kept myself busy lately working on learning CSS and PHP. What does this mean? It means I’m working on designing and customizing web pages. Specifically, I’m helping a friend roll out a new website for her business. If this works, I may have a career ahead of me. If it doesn’t, well, it’s been a great way to occupy my time. I get so engrossed in it, it’s like the whole world fades away. It’s pretty awesome, in fact. I love diving in headlong into a project.
I’ve selected a few books that have been helping me on my way so far, and thought I would list them here.
- CSS: The Missing Manual
- PHP for the World Wide Web, Third Edition
- The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web
- Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML: Modern Guide and Reference (Beginning: from Novice to Professional)
I bought all of these books through Amazon at a substantial savings from the brick-and-mortar shops. What all of these books have in common is that they’re not too basic for the smart and savvy web user, but they also don’t assume that you know everything, or don’t have any gaps. Some of the books I looked at before selecting these actually talked down to me, if they weren’t already distracting me with poor page lay-out.
In the next couple weeks I hope to be rolling out the new site that I’ve been working on. Stay tuned for that.