The most recent update to Dave Taylor's popular guide includes HTML 4 and still offers great advice for beginning-to-intermediate Web-page authors. Taylor's calm, competent tone reassures those who are creating their first page, but his expertise in designing Web pages is valuable for those who are ready to do more.
Taylor teaches the basics to new users without overwhelming them and gives intermediate users the option to learn more when they are ready. He shows users how to get their Web pages ready for publication and how to publicize them so that people will come to see them. The strong appendices include a primer on building your very first page, a step-by-step planning guide for page and site builders, a resource list on where to publish your pages, a glossary, and an HTML quick reference guide that is linked to various chapters. An accompanying CD-ROM includes Net utilities and Web design shareware for the PC and Mac. --Elizabeth Lewis