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HTML, XHTML, CSS, & Other Web Design Resources


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)


HTML character codes from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

HTML character codes – Another good source; I find this one easier to use.

Validation Resources

W3C Markup Validation Service – Checks the validity of HTML, XHTML, etc., of web pages. Includes links for other validation tools for content such as RSS feeds and mobile-friendly web pages.

W3C CSS Validation Service – Checks the validity of cascading style sheets.

W3C Link Checker – Checks all the links in web pages.

Browser Shots – Tests the appearance of web pages on a number of different browsers.


CSS3: The Missing Manual, 4th edition, 2015, by David Sawyer McFarland – This is my favorite and most-used HTML and CSS reference book.

Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 3rd edition, 2011, by Ian Lloyd – eBook

A few others I have seen recommended:

HTML, XHTML, & CSS, 6th edition, 2006, by Elizabeth Castro. Check out Castro’s website for other good resources.

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd edition, 2006, by Eric A. Meyer. The 4th edition started coming out chapter by chapter in 2012. Check out Meyer’s website for newer and more extensive resouces.

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 6th edition, 2006, by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy

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