Review: Head First Mobile Web

product Head First Mobile Web (Brain-Friendly Guides) by Lyza Danger Gardner and Jason Grigsby is from O’Reilly (2012). I confess I got a little excited reading this book, which I haven’t done in a long time with a book I intended to review. The excitement came from the fact that I was learning so much. … Continue reading “Review: Head First Mobile Web”

Review: Head First JavaScript

January 31, 2008 by Virginia DeBolt product Head First JavaScript ★★★★★ Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison (O’Reilly, 2008) may not ring up five stars for everyone, but I like the Head First books. They appeal to the educator in me, the person who understands multiple intelligences and learning theory. The educator in me knows … Continue reading “Review: Head First JavaScript”

Review: Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML by Elisabeth Freeman and Eric Freeman is from O’Reilly’s Head First series. The teacher in me has burned with curiosity about Head First books for some time now, but this is the first Head First book on a topic I feel competent to comment about. If you’ve looked … Continue reading “Review: Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML”

HTML5 First Working Draft

The W3C released the first working draft of HTML5. They really, really, really want your help and input. Here are a few of the phrases from the spec that prove how in need they are of careful critical appraisal for this spec. This specification should be read like all other specifications. First, it should be … Continue reading “HTML5 First Working Draft”

Review: JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

product JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development by Jon Duckett is from Wiley & Sons (2014). This book earns high praise from me as educationally sound. It reminds me a little of the Head First series of books, except this book isn’t silly. But it does use a number of interesting techniques to help … Continue reading “Review: JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development”