Books About Programming and Web Development

As a professional developer, you will need to be able to work with different programming languages. The right books can help you to gain a better understanding of the process of coding and how to build functional websites. To find the top books about programming and Web development, look through reviews written by readers who are at the same level as you in expertise to get the most useful information.

Jon Duckett’s HTML and CSS Design and Construct Websites, a well-written guide that introduces Web developers to their essential abilities to be proficient in their craft. The book covers the latest techniques and provides a thorough overview of the topic. It also offers helpful examples that are ideal for reference.

This is among the most thorough books on HTML and CSS that you can find, and it contains numerous exercises and examples to help you understand. The author takes a “learn-by-doing” method of teaching Web development, which is why each chapter is focused on a particular topic. This helps readers learn the concepts faster and more effectively.

The book covers the basics of CSS including the typography, user interface, and structure. It also covers issues that affect the overall performance of websites, such as speed and accessibility. This book is a must for anyone wanting to improve their Web development skills.

Utilizing a simple, easy-to-follow approach, this book covers the fundamentals of PHP and MySQL. It includes engaging code examples, infographics and illustrations that show readers how to develop new applications. It is ideal for anyone who wants their newly acquired knowledge to improve the social media capabilities and build a dynamic CMS.

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Author: Nancy Proctor

Nancy Proctor is Chief Strategy Officer and founding Executive Director of The Peale, Baltimore's Community Museum, based in the first purpose-built museum in the U.S. Previously, Nancy was Deputy Director of Digital Experience and Communications at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2014-2016), Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution (2010-2014), and Head of New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum (2008-2010). With a PhD in American art history and a background in filmmaking, curation and feminist theory and criticism in the arts, Nancy lectures and publishes widely on technology and innovation in museums, in French and Italian as well as English. She edited Mobile Apps for Museums: The AAM Guide to Planning and Strategy in 2010, and coordinated the publication of Inclusive Digital Interactives: Best Practices + Research for MuseWeb with Access Smithsonian and the Institute for Human Centered Design in 2020. Nancy served as Co-chair of the international MuseWeb (formerly Museums and the Web) Conferences with Rich Cherry, and edited its annual proceedings from 2012-2020. Nancy created her first online exhibition in 1995 and went on to publish the New Art CD-ROM and website of contemporary art – a first in the UK – in 1996. She co-founded in 1998 with Titus Bicknell to present virtual tours of innovative exhibitions alongside comprehensive global museum and gallery listings. TheGalleryChannel was later acquired by Antenna Audio, where Nancy led New Product Development from 2000-2008, introducing the company’s multimedia, sign language, downloadable, podcast and cellphone tours. She also directed Antenna’s sales in France from 2006-2007, and was part of the Travel Channel’s product development team 2007-2008. As program chair Nancy led the development of the Museums Computer Network (MCN) conference programs 2010-2011, and co-organized the Tate Handheld conference 2008 & 2010 with Jane Burton. She started the MuseumMobile wiki and podcast series in 2008, was Digital Editor of Curator: The Museum Journal from 2009-2014, and is now on the Journal's editorial board, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Omnimuseum Project.