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I often get asked what resources I’d recommend for someone totally new to making websites. There are surprisingly few tutorials out there aimed at the complete beginner. There’s Jon Duckett’s excellent—and beautiful—book. There’s the Codebar curriculum (which I keep meaning to edit and update; it’s all on Github).

Now there’s a new resource by Damian Wielgosik called How to Code in HTML5 and CSS3. Personally, I would drop the “5” and the “3”, but that’s a minor quibble; this is a great book. It manages to introduce concepts in a logical, understandable way.

And it’s free.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

9 years ago I wrote The Kindle connection

For all the faults with its digital books, this little device is proving its worth.

13 years ago I wrote Fake tales of San Francisco

The biggest small town in the West.

14 years ago I wrote Adactio, pour homme

The perfume of the movie of the website… you read it here first.

15 years ago I wrote Transparent liquid

Good design doesn’t draw attention to itself. Really good design is invisible.

16 years ago I wrote Revenge of the DOM

There’s a new article up at A List Apart called Let Them Eat Cake. It’s all about using JavaScript, or more accurately the Document Object Model, to hide and show content on demand.

17 years ago I wrote Hot days, crazy nights

It was a gorgeously hot sunny day today.

18 years ago I wrote Best domain name ever

www.We Made Out in a Tree and This Old Guy Sat and Watched Us.com

18 years ago I wrote Hard times

I’m flattered to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jeffrey Zeldman. Mind you, I am referred to as being "british and poetic", neither of which are quite true.