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the Web Basics bundle

Every technical person should know the basics of the World Wide Web, and this set of courses covers the undeniable essentials: HTML, the universal language of the Web; CSS & Layout, which builds an industrial-strength but simple website.

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650 pages
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16 hours
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14 chapters
92 videos
141 exercises

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The Learn Enough tutorials are available as books, downloadable videos, and online courses. The Web Basics Bundle includes 650 pages of book content and 16 hours of video.


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Downloadable versions of all screencast videos. Note: Does not include ebooks, so the video/ebook bundle is strongly recommended. Files are yours to keep forever!

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The Web Basics



HyperText Markup Language, or HTML for short, is the universal language of the World Wide Web. Every time you visit a website, the site’s web server sends HTML to your browser, which then renders it as the web page you see on your screen.

Because this process is universal, anyone who works with web technologies—which these days means virtually all developers, designers, and even many managers—can benefit from knowing the basics of what HTML is and how it works. Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous is designed to give you this foundation in basic HTML.

CSS & Layout

CSS—short for Cascading Style Sheets—is the styling language of the World Wide Web. CSS lets developers and designers define what a web page looks like and how it behaves. Pretty much every website that you visit uses CSS to make the user experience and interface look inviting, which means that learning the basics of CSS is an essential part of becoming a web developer or designer.

Most CSS tutorials teach the subject in isolation, showing you how to make individual changes to things like text color or font size, without showing you how to put everything together as an integrated whole. In contrast, Learn Enough CSS & Layout to Be Dangerous is specifically designed to show you how CSS works in the context of a real website. In particular, you’ll learn not only CSS but also a static site builder. This is a powerful but oddly neglected tool that lets you control your site layout in ways that are difficult or impossible otherise.

About the Authors

Michael Hartl

Michael Hartl is the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, one of the leading introductions to web development, and is cofounder and principal author at Learn Enough. Previously, he was a physics instructor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.


Lee Donahoe

Learn Enough cofounder Lee Donahoe is an entrepreneur, designer, and front-end developer. In addition to doing the design for Learn Enough, Softcover, and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, he is also a cofounder and front-end developer for Coveralls.io, a leading test coverage analysis service, and is tech cofounder of Buck Mason, a men’s clothing company once featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Lee is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he majored in Economics and studied Interactive Multimedia & Technologies.

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