Learning Rails 3
If you're a web developer or designer ready to learn Rails, this unique book is the ideal way to start.

Rather than throw you into the middle of the framework's Model-View-Controller architecture, Learning Rails 3 works from the outside in. You'll begin with the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails' view layer. Then you'll tackle the more difficult inner layers: the database models and controller code.

All you need to get started is HTML experience. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions to test your understanding as you go. more »
Data Mashups in R.
How do you use R to import, manage, visualize, and analyze real-world data? With this short, hands-on tutorial, you learn how to collect online data, massage it into a reasonable form, and work with it using R facilities to interact with web servers, parse HTML and XML, and more. Rather than use canned sample data, you'll plot and analyze current home foreclosure auctions in Philadelphia.

This practical mashup exercise shows you how to access spatial data in several formats locally and over the Web to produce a map of home foreclosures. It's an excellent way to explore how the R environment works with R packages and performs statistical analysis. more »
Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition
Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices.

Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. more »
Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 Minutes, 5th Edition
You don't need to wait to begin using HTML5, the successor to HTML 4 and XHTML. HTML5 is now being implemented in the latest versions of all the major browsers, and with it come some of the most exciting and powerful advances in web development technology in years.

Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the book's clear, step-by-step examples, web designers or developers new to HTML5 can learn everything they need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with HTML5. more »
Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works
Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful HTML emails that consistently work. It begins with an introduction to email covering topics such as: how email design differs from web design; permission based marketing, and the anatomy of an email.

The book shows the reader how to plan, design, and build gorgeous HTML email designs that look great in every email program: Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, etc. All-important tasks like legal requirements, testing, spam compliance and known hacks and workarounds are covered. more »
Building ASP.NET Web Pages with Microsoft WebMatrix
WebMatrix is the latest addition to the hugely popular Microsoft ASP.NET web platform. This exciting new technology aims to simplify the process of developing websites by combining the new and powerful Razor syntax with a fully extensible set of data and HTML helpers for performing common web tasks.

The WebMatrix installation includes all the tools the developer requires to quickly create fully-functional, data-driven, dynamic sites using ASP.NET web pages. more »
Beginning CSS3
Beginning CSS3 teaches you how to style web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - the language of web design. Starting from first principles, you'll learn through a series of practical exercises how to change the default look of HTML tags, adding color, backgrounds, and borders. The book demystifies core concepts, such as the CSS box model and selectors, giving you the confidence and knowledge to create innovative and flexible page layouts. You'll also learn how to create rounded corners, drop shadows, and gradients without the need for images, using the latest CSS3 techniques more »
Android in Action, 3rd Edition
Android in Action, Third Edition takes you far beyond "Hello Android." You'll master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features. You'll find interesting examples on every page as you explore cross-platform graphics with RenderScript, the updated notification system, and the Native Development Kit. This book also introduces important tablet concepts like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the Action Bar, all new in Android 3. more »
HTML & CSS: The Good Parts
HTML and CSS are the workhorses of web design, and using them together to build consistent, reliable web pages requires both skill and knowledge. The task is more difficult if you're relying on outdated, confusing, and unnecessary HTML hacks and workarounds. Author Ben Henick shows you how to avoid those traps by going beyond the standard tips, tricks, and techniques to connect the underlying theory and design of HTML and CSS to your everyday work habits. more »
CSS3: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
CSS3 lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky - even for seasoned web developers. This Missing Manual shows you how to take your HTML and CSS skills to the next level, with valuable tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions. You'll quickly learn how to build web pages that look great and run fast on devices and screens of all sizes. more »