Paul McFedries

“Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter.” —⁠Mark Twain

HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-In-One For Dummies

Build web pages with your bare hands by learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Front cover of the book HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-In-One For Dummies

Book Info

Welcome to the web home of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies. This book gives you a complete education on the technologies that enable anyone to craft professional-looking web pages. You learn how to set up the tools you need, how to use HTML and CSS to design and build your site, and how to use JavaScript to program your pages. My goal is to show you that these technologies aren’t hard to learn, and that even the greenest rookie web designer can learn how to put together pages that will amaze their family and friends (and themselves).

If you’re looking for lots of programming history, computer science theory, and long-winded explanations of concepts, I’m sorry, but you won’t find it here. My philosophy throughout this book comes from Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system: “Talk is cheap. Show me the code.” I explain what needs to be explained and then I move on without further ado (or, most of the time, without any ado at all) to examples and scripts that do more to illuminate a concept that any verbose explanations I could muster (and believe me, I can muster verbosity with the best of them).

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I’m also pleased to offer a few bonus chapters:

  • Bonus Chapter 1: Manipulating Elements with Transforms (PDF; 981KB).
  • Bonus Chapter 2: Animating CSS Properties with Transitions (PDF; 937KB).
  • Bonus Chapter 3: Creating Crowd-Pleasing Animation Effects (PDF; 821KB).
  • Bonus Chapter 4: Raising Your CSS Game (PDF; 2MB).
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