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New to HTML

I am a beginner to HTML, but not to programming. Is there any good books/Websites that anybody could recommend that deals with HTML and/or VBScript/JScript.

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BrigidCommented:
"Webmaster in a Nutshell" (My version is by Spainhour and Quercia, but it has got to be over three years old.) printed by O'Reilly publishing, is an excellent desktop reference if you understand tag-based languages and pick things up fast.
Quick intro and then you're off an running.
The "Visual QuickStart Guide: JavaScript for the World Wide Web"  (again, my old version is by Gesing and Schneider) printed by PeachPit Press is also an excellent introduction/reference book to using JavaScript for the web.

Two books I can't live without!
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chewymonCommented:
The Web Developers Virtual Library.  You will never read everything available here.

http://www.wdvl.com/

My favorite book on HTML.

HTML Sourcebook-3d Edition
Dr. Ian Graham
Wiley Computer Publishing
ISBN 0-471-17575-7
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TTomCommented:
I have found www.webreference.com useful for well explained tutorials on JS and DHTML.

As far as books go, O'Reilly's "JavaScript, the Definitive Guide" (now in it's third edition, at least) is a very good reference.

I have also been using the Web Authoring Desk Reference (which covers HTML, JScript, VBScript, and a couple of other things) quite a bit.  It's not quite up to date (NS4, IE4), but I have found it pretty useful.

Tom
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MasseyMCommented:
My favorite book for ASP developing is Wrox's "Professional Active Server Pages 2.0"
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staynegativeCommented:
another good HTML beginners guide is from NCSA - located at:

http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/Internet/WWW/HTMLPrimerAll.html
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duncanwongCommented:
Try to visit http://junior.apk.net/~jbarta/
for an online tutorial, great for beginners !
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TTomCommented:
I second that one.  Someone else around here mentioned it to me, and I took a look.  It's a good site for beginner stuff.

Tom
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egbservicesCommented:
Hello Jetforce, The best advice I have received when started with html was "view source code" of any good web page and follow their proffesional designs. This does not mean to copy it all... just compare. Also a very important part of a successfull page are the meta tags. Search engines kind of need them and there is a lot more to it too... Go to http://wdvl.com/Authoring/HTML/Head/Meta/Resources.html Also I have bought an HTML Va;idator software from http://www.htmlvalidator.com/ this will tell you just about all the mistakes you made in your html code.
All the best and good fun, egbservices
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chewymonCommented:
duncanwong - Joe's tutorial also is downloadable to use on your harddrive.  Its where I started.
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kpu8Commented:
The PeachPit Press Quickstart books are my favorite -
they are great for useful code and excellent descriptions - very simple -
they have them for HTML, Javascript, Java, Unix, CGI/Perl and DHTML amonst others

check them out at

http://www.peachpit.com 

or http://www.peachpitpress.com

Look for the Quickstart series

Have Fun

kevin
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jetforceAuthor Commented:
Sorry kpu8, I am going to reject your answer and give the points to cheymon, I will give you 20 points in another question, if you post a blank message I will accept it. I believe all the comments and replies will be of a great help, thanks lads.
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