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Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

  • Special Edition Using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, by Molly E. Holzschlag (Que, 2002, ISBN: 0789727072). This book teaches readers how to use Dreamweaver MX. Each chapter ends with a section called "Peer to Peer," in which issues related to Web standards and best practices are discussed. An excellent book for Dreamweaver users looking to make their pages compliant.

  • Special Edition Using HTML and XHTML, by Molly E. Holzschlag (Que, 2002, ISBN: 0789727315). This book, which is a standards-based overview of HTML and XHTML, will help you understand how to choose a language and language version as well as author to that language properly. Also, an excellent source for syntax guidelines, character sets, special characters, and other important aspects of markup.

  • XHTML Example By Example, by Aaron Walsh and Dave Raggett (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001, ISBN: 0789727072). Written by members of the W3C, this book takes an example-based, standards-oriented approach to XHTML.

  • Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman (New Riders, 2003, ISBN: 0735712018), Many designers have had it with trying to make a Web site look the same in all the browsers including those of days past. It's time to move forward by designing with Web standards, which ensures that a Web page is compatible for a long time to come. (Preview this book on Safari.)