Top 5 Books Every Web Developer Should Have at their Desk


Becoming a web design guru doesn't take an entire library of books, only FIVE! Master our Top 5 Books That Every Web Developer Should Have at their Desk and you will be primed for success in your future web design endeavors, from casual coding to even starting your own business!

1) HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning
  • A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox!
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest
  • This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to
  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone hobbyists, students, and professionals!
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2) JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
  • Full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive
  • And your interfaces more interesting and intuitive
  • Breaks subjects down into small chunks with a new topic on each page
  • Helps you recreate techniques you will have seen on other web sites such as sliders, content filters, form validation and more
  • Uses diagrams and photography to explain complex concepts visually
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3) PHP and MySQL Web Development

PHP and MySQL Web Development
  • Clearest, most practical, and most down-to-earth guide to PHP/MySQL web development
  • New coverage of security, cloud and mobile development, and using the PEAR repository's massive resources
  • Crash course in using PHP, including data storage/retrieval, arrays, strings, regular expressions, code reuse, objects, and error/exception handling
  • Walk through designing, creating, accessing, and programming MySQL databases
  • Ten start-to-finish case studies, from authentication to content management
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4) SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself
  • A working knowledge of SQL is a major part of interacting with databases
  • Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job
  • Teaches you most important parts of SQL–starting with data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints
  • With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved
  • Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base
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5) JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts
  • This authoritative book scrapes away Java's bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole
  • Written by Douglas Crockford, considered *the* JavaScript expert by many people in the development community
  • Identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, and an expressive object literal notation
  • If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is a must
  • You'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code
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