1st Edition Vs 2nd Edition?

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#1 Michael McKerrell

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:26 AM

Which book should I start with in regards to starting with either (HTML with CSS and XHTML) or (HTML and CSS)?

Is the 2nd edition HTML and CSS) more relevant than the 1st edition (HTML with XHTML and CSS)?

Is there any point in reading the first edition?

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

The 2nd edition is slightly more relevant, mostly in terms of replacing the XHTML stuff with some of the new HTML5 elements (e.g. section, article, nav).

However, 90% of the first edition is still very relevant! Just ignore the chapter on XHTML.

Hope that helps.

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Author: Head First JavaScript Programming, Head First HTML5 Programming, Head First HTML and CSS, Head First Design Patterns

#3 Chris Harper Triplett

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

I have the first edition and going through the exercises. They reference using the source files for the book located at but I can not locate the files. For example on page 45 of the first edition it references where to find source files available for the exercises. Are these files still available on the website?

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