Top 10 HTML and CSS Books for Developers

As a web developer, it is important to stay updated with the latest developments with HTML, CSS and jQuery. Every developer should take time to read the latest news and updates in order to gain expertise for current web creation scenarios. Here is a list of 10 must read HTML and CSS books for programmers:

1. The Truth About HTML5

This book is geared toward designers and front-end coders to learn about HTML5.  It also shares news about the future of Flash and how HTML5 is used.

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2. HTML5 Missing Manual

This is an HTML5 manual to help developers explore more than just a markup language. The book explains the process of developing web apps for videos, geolocations, drawing tools, drag-and-drop and various other features.


3. The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design

This book includes plenty of practical tutorials and reference materials for beginners. It contains a collection of basic HTML and CSS, tips on how to reuse codes and lists some of the best practices for developers.


4. Learning jQuery

This book explains all the concepts of jQuery library and lists examples and techniques to use in practical scenarios. The book also helps developers create the best user interfaces and interactive elements for their websites.


5. Smashing CSS

Smashing CSS is a practical guide to building a modern web layout including the basics like HTML5 and CSS3. It will teach you how to create an HTML background in XHTML and how to use CSS3 including features like sliding door, liquid bleach, and more.


6. Learning Web Designs

This book is a friendly guide for the latest techniques in HTML5, CSS3, Java Scripts and Web Graphics. It teaches readers how to create HTML pages, style sheets, API and CSS3 properties. It will also help readers create responsive web pages.


7. CSS Pocket Reference

This book is a quick pocket reference for developers using CSS3.


8. Head First HTML and CSS

This book helps developers get introduced to HTML and CSS and offers tops to help them avoid common mistakes.


9. Core HTML5 Canvas

This book teaches developers step-by-step directions on using CSS to build interactive user interfaces with responsive features.  It will help you learn how to use animations for video games and Canvas for 2D API.


10. Styling with CSS

With Styling with CSS, the author takes developers to advanced levels of CSS and its various features. Readers will learn the full capabilities of CSS and help you create robust, stylish and flexible layouts which will adjust according to screen size.


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