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A list of books I liked enough to buy, rather than just read cover-to-cover while sitting at Borders. My favorite computer books on web design as well as Java, C, C++, Photoshop, CGI, Perl, programming, and web site promotion.

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    HTML: The Definitive Guide ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    Musciano and Kennedy
    I like this guide best, even though there are free ones on the net, because it tells you the rules for what is compatible and will look good across the different browsers and resolutions. So when I break those rules, at least I know I'm doing it. I paid $32.95 but it's always cheaper here Discount varies, follow the link

    Mastering Web Design ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    John McCoy / Paperback / This is a really good book on web design. Almost good enough that I don't regret paying so much for it. Published 1996, so it isn't "state of the art" but it teaches you basics that you can "think with" to figure out your own style.
    I paid $34.99 ~ here it's $27.99 (20%)

    Web by Design: The Complete Guide - Molly E. Holzschlag; Paperback ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    I really bought it for the web safe color palette with the hexadecimal values. However, there is good basic design here.
    List is $49.99 (it's a hefty book!) ~ here it's $39.99 (20%)

    Using CGI ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    Dwight and Erwin
    If you are in the middle land of programming (took the classes, got the A's, don't have a real programming job), then this is just your level book. It explains things well but doesn't assume you need to be told what a computer is. Borders asks $59.99 but I was able to pry this out of my friend Mark's hot little fist after whining failed to get it away from him. I use this one a lot. I'd have broken down and paid money for it if I had to. Discount varies, follow the link

    Photoshop 4 Complete ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
    by Kate Binder (Editor), Ted Alspach(Editor) List: $49.99
    I had the idea all my life that I wasn't good at art. Yes, I know that's a subjective evaluation. :) I am learning that I can do some things that I like in this medium. Price: $39.99 ~ You Save: $10.00 (20%)

    Guerrilla Marketing Online : The Entrepreneur's Guide to Earning Profits on the Internet ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
    by Jay Conrad Levinson, Charles Rubin List: $14.00
    Price: $11.20 You Save: $2.80 (20%)

    C++ Primer Plus ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    Stephen Prata
    A little too easy after taking C but it comes with a CD and you get to practice on line. I recommend it because I haven't found anything better but I'm less enthusiastic about it than the other books on this page. I paid $34.99 for the book and the CD. Discount varies, follow the link

    Learning the MFC++ Classes ~ Ships in 2-3 days
    Shirley Wodtke
    This was a great book for the transition from doing that car wash program in C++ on the VAX to doing my first GUIs on the job. It is not an exhaustive list of the classes but it was a great start and explained the basics of Windows programming somewhat before it got using the MFCs for the same thing. I paid $49.99 at Borders before I knew better.Discount varies, follow the link

    Guerrilla Marketing With Technology : Unleashing the Full Potential of Your Small Business ~ Usually ships within 24 hours.
    by Jay Conrad Levinson List: $15.00
    Price: $12.00 You Save: $3.00 (20%)

    Java - How to Program ~ Usually ships within 24 hours.
    Dietel and Dietel
    These guys are incredibly corny. But this was the text we used at SBCC and it worked really well, especially since I would rather program than go to class. Good assignments for working on on your own. The first chapter belies the statement that the target audience is people who've never programmed. Skip that. Price: $53.00

    Data Structures in Java ~ Usually ships within 24 hours.
    Thomas A. Standish
    Data Structures. What else is there to say? But you have to learn it eventually and this presentation is better than bearable. Data structures are like learning your times tables for programmers. You just have to settle in and do it. Price: $49.95

    Beyond HTML ~ Usually ships within 24 hours.
    Richard Karpinsk
    XML, DHTML, bells and whistles. Use this book to build a web site that will frighten the neighbors. Price: $22.36

    Poor Richard's Web Site
    Peter Kent
    "Geek-Free, Commonsense Advice on Building a Low-Cost Web Site." Practical advice for getting on the net on a shoe string. Discusses domain names and where to host your website, style vs. function, basic design guidelines, web marketing, banners, click throughs, some simple cgi walk-throughs (not geek-free but he tries), and gives HTML basics. Also discusses autoresponders and how to use email for advertising without turning the net into a free-for-all. Highly recommended for beginners but even the Internet savvy have something to learn here. ~ This link goes to the author's website = he'll give you a 15% discount and one-year guarantee. You can read part of the book online there.
    Regular price is $37.95 ~ here it's $32.26

    Adobe Photoshop 5 How-To
    by Richard Lynch
    A 5 star book. Covers layers, actions, channels, filters, color modes, image size, scans, and much more. Paperback

    Creating Killer Web Sites, 2nd Edition
    by David Siegel
    Every chapter has been reworked, redesigned, and is a continuation of the first book, with more valuable information and more illustrations. Paperback

    Designing Web Graphics 2
    by Lynda Weinman
    Covers everything from basic HTML to animation techniques in Macromedia Director and tutorials for the latest release of Adobe Photoshop. Paperback

    Secrets of Successful Web Sites
    by David S. Siegel
    Insider secrets of managing a Web project. Expert advice on cost/benefit analysis, contracts, rights issues, and marketing. Paperback

    MacWorld Photoshop 5 Bible
    by Deke McClelland
    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Covers working wonders with layers to customizing graphics for the Web, and everything in between. CD Rom edition. Paperback

    Photoshop 5 for Windows and MacIntosh
    by Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
    A QuickStart Guide to Photoshop 5 for graphics beginners. Step-by-step instruction and exact keyboard and mouse operations. Illustrated. Paperback

    Photoshop 5 in Depth
    by David Xenakis, Sherry London
    Intermediate and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop 5 for Macintosh and Windows. Covers creating, editing, and outputting images for print, the Web, and multimedia projects. CD Rom edition. Paperback

    Year 2000 Solutions for Dummies
    by Kelly C. Bourne
    Explains what types of computers will be affected, how to prepare for it, Test PCs to determine whether they are compliant, and more. Paperback

    3D Graphics and Animation : From Starting Up to Standing Out
    by Mark Giambruno
    Learn the basic concept of 3-D design, and proceed to creating simple and complex objects. Paperback

    3D Creature Workshop
    by Bill Fleming
    A 5 star book. Create monsters, action heroes, and more by using LightWave 5.5, 3D Studio Max 2.0, and Animation:Master 5. Paperback

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