New Book- The HTML and CSS Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning HTML and CSS

I only wrote a chapter in this new book, The HTML and CSS Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning HTML and CSS, but it is a new book and my name is on it and it’s on Amazon, so it’s still ???? cool. I wrote the chapter on Themes, Colors, and Polish.

Here’s what Packt says:

Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to learning HTML and CSS programming

Key Features

  • An HTML and CSS tutorial with step-by-step exercises and activities
  • Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
  • Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition

Book Description

You already know you want to learn HTML and CSS, and a smarter way to learn HTML and CSS is to learn by doing. The HTML and CSS Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can build your own static web pages from scratch, or work with existing themes on modern platforms like WordPress and Shopify. It’s the perfect way to get started with web development. You’ll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The HTML and CSS Workshop, you’ll take an engaging step-by-step approach to beginning HTML and CSS development. You won’t have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you’re short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about CSS pre-processors. It’s your choice. Learning on your terms, you’ll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical print copy of The HTML and CSS Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you’ll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive free content updates. You’ll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It’s a premium learning experience that’s included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your HTML CSS book.

Fast-paced and direct, The HTML and CSS Workshop is the ideal companion for a HTML and CSS beginner. You’ll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you’ll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

What you will learn

  • Get to grips with the key features of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Learn how to integrate animation, media, and custom themes
  • Understand how you can easily customize and maintain CSS
  • Develop your own mobile-first approach while designing websites
  • Learn how to diagnose and resolve common style and structural problems

Who this book is for

Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is you choose to do. The HTML and CSS Workshop is an ideal HTML and CSS tutorial for the HTML and CSS beginner who is just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today, and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to HTML and CSS
  2. Structure and Layout
  3. Text and Typography
  4. Forms
  5. Themes, Colors, and Polish
  6. Responsive Web Design and Media Queries
  7. Media – Audio, Video, and Canvas
  8. Animations
  9. Accessibility
  10. Preprocessors and Tooling
  11. Maintainable CSS
  12. Web Components
  13. The Future of HTML and CSS

Deal Alert! Mastering SVG eBook Available for Just $10 from Packt

If you’re at all interested in my latest book, Mastering SVG, then this is your lucky day (fortnight, actually) as my book is part of their current eBook sale. Between now and April 30th, it’s just $10 along with like a billion other titles.

My New Book, The Uncertain Web, is Available in Early Release


The raw stuff, available for your reading pleasure. I’m really excited to see what people think.

The best way to approach the web today is to forgo hard and fast rules and design for uncertainty. Embracing uncertainty as a core tenet of web development and scrapping the rules we’ve relied on in the past few years is the best bet for creating future proof web solutions. By combining web standards, progressive enhancement, a full technical toolbox, an iterative hybrid approach to design and development and embracing a desire to question the status quo and perceived wisdom, teams can create dynamic web sites and applications that should perform admirably in future devices, with unknown capabilities. By focusing on optimal solutions with intelligent fallbacks and forgoing the desire for absolute solutions design and development can work together to create the web of today and tomorrow.

Quick Note: I’ve Got a Few Posts on Amazon’s

I’ve written three articles for them. The first two are up now:

Recommended HTML5 and Open Web Platform Books

In which I recommend books that I think are pretty good for HTML5 and general front end engineering.

Spoiler alert! I recommend my own book. I happen to think it’s pretty good so I’m not going to apologize 🙂

The Modern State of Web Browsers

In which I talk about the current browser landscape. A post which was rendered a little bit out-of-date a week later when Google announced Blink. On the other hand, my concerns about Opera, outlined in the article, have already been addressed. Blink replaces Presto in the rendering engine landscape and creates a more powerful alternative to Webkit than Presto was ever going to be. Boom! Webkit monoculture averted.

I’ve got one more post ready to go, I’m assuming it will drop next week. I’ll be sure to share when it does.