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About the VQS Online Library

The Visual QuickStart Online Library is an individualized professional information service that puts the power of the Web's finest visual reference library at your fingertips. Rely on the Visual QuickStart Online Library to:

  • Keep you up to date with the latest technology, even when you can't devote a lot of time to learning complex programs

  • Walk you step-by-step through the features of a program, and once you've learned the ropes, refresh your memory on specific topics as you work

  • View the entire contents of a printed book to make sure it contains the information you need before you buy it

You'll find full electronic versions of top computer, software and Web guide books, fully searchable and consistently presented.

The Visual QuickStart Online Library contains the top Web and Graphics titles from Peachpit Press. Every book is hand-picked for The Visual QuickStart Online Library. Our team of technical writers and distinguished authors then prepare a brief summary and a more detailed synopsis to help you select the most relevant book.

Browse. Every book is organized by topic. Researching new technology is a snap - one click and you're browsing titles.

Search. We've prepared the book contents for easy searching so you can pinpoint very specific information fast. Search results indicators guide you directly to the most relevant books, chapters, sections and sub-sections.

Lookup. Instantly locate any book in The Visual QuickStart Online Library by searching on title, author, ISBN or publisher.

Personalization. Create your own personal bookshelf; bookmark and annotate frequently referred-to books.

Collaboration. Recommend books to colleagues; share bookmarks and notes. The Visual QuickStart Online Library's collaboration features make it easy.

Community. You can review any book in the service, and read reviews from your peers and Industry colleagues.


The Visual QuickStart Online Library consistently presents the graphics, layout, and look and feel of the complete contents of each book (View a sample chapter).

Book contents are displayed a section at a time to minimize download times, and work equally well on Netscape Navigator (3.0 or newer) or Internet Explorer (3.0 or newer). A minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 is recommended.

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