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Sams Teach Yours HTML 4 in 10 Minutes
By Deidre Hayes, $12.99, Sams Publishing, 1999, 2nd Edition, 228 pages, ISBN: 0-672-31721-4. This is an ideal book to get introduced to HTML and I would highly recommend it for anyone just starting out. Each lesson is designed to take 10 minutes. In my opinion it is the best, quick way to understand what HTML is all about and how to write pages quickly.
HTML For The World Wide Web
By Elizabeth Castro, $17.95, Peachpit Press, 1998, 336 pages, ISBN: 0-201-69696-7. This is a good, visual introduction to HTML and can be followed in step-wise fashion. Has a good color chart in the back. I would recommend this one as well.
Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and XHTML in 21 Days
By Laura Lemay, $34.99, Sams Publishing, 2001, 834 pages, ISBN 0-672-320770. This book is excellent and I highly recommend it for those want to produce excellent websites.
Poor Richard's WebSite, Geek-Free, Commonsense Advice on Building a Low-Cost Web Site
By Peter Kent, $29.95, Top Floor Publishing, 2000, 422 pages, ISBN: 0-9661032-0-3. This is an ideal book for getting an understanding on setting up a website. It does not get involved with teaching HTML, but does cover all the essentials to getting a site up. (domain name registering, selecting a host company, etc.)
Search Engine Positioning
By Fredrick Marckini, $49.95, World Ware Publishing, Inc., 2001, 553 pages, ISBN: 1-55622-804-x(pb). This book is designed to teach you how to have your website position in the top of the search results list. It's expensive, but well worth it.
The Elements of Style
By William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, $6.95, Allyan and Bacon, 1959, 1972, 1974, 2000, 4th edition, 105 pages, ISBN: 0-205-30902-x (paperback) 0-205-31342-6 (casebound). An excellent book to insure that the text written in a web page is clear, concise and grammatically correct. This book was recommended by Laura Lemay who wrote the book Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4.0 and XHTML in 21 Days, as described above.

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