31 free HTML and CSS books. Download (.pdf) and read online.
Update of March 2017 collection. 7 new items.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language.
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Front-End Developer Handbook 2017
Author: Cody Lindley
Bootstrap: A SitePoint Anthology #1
How To Code In HTML5 And CSS3
“How to Code in HTML5 and CSS3” is a free e-book about making websites in HTML5 and CSS for absolute beginners. It doesn’t require any experience in IT to start. The aim of this book is to show the art of making websites using a plain language which is full of practical analogies. After reading over 100 pages you will get to know basic concepts and techniques of web development and be able to build your first website ever!
Author: Damian Wielgosik
HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World: 2nd Edition
HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web development technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to get started. You’ll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, and discover how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without resorting to complex workarounds.
Author: Alexis Goldstein, Louis Lazaris, Estelle Weyl
The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines
A proper plan can improve your code, including your HTML documents and CSS style sheets. Jens Oliver Meiert explores the theory and practice of coding guidelines and shows, using Google’s HTML and CSS standards as a particular example, how consistency and care can make the code base you create today much easier to deal with when you—or someone else—work on it later. Jens Oliver Meiert is a former senior developer and tech lead at Google, Aperto, and GMX, where he architected internal frameworks that married fast development with high quality code.
Author: Jens Oliver Meiert
The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Frameworks
With the speed of web development today, it’s little wonder that so many frameworks are available, since they come with a promise of saving development and design time. But using the wrong framework, or wrongly using the right framework, can be costly. This concise book shares higher-level ideas around web development frameworks that govern HTML and CSS code, whether you’re looking at an external option or planning to build your own. Author Jens Meiert outlines various principles, methods, and practices that you can use to make sure your framework has the functionality you need without bloated code to slow you down.
Author: Jens Oliver Meiert
A free HTML and CSS tutorial.
Author: Jeremy Thomas
Learn To Code HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites
Learn to Code HTML & CSS is a simple and comprehensive guide dedicated to helping beginners learn HTML and CSS. Outlining the fundamentals, this guide works through all common elements of front-end design and development.
Author: Shay Howe
Learn To Code Advanced HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites
Learn to Code Advanced HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
Author: Shay Howe
Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences With Progressive Enhancement
Author: Aaron Gustafson
Thinking in HTML
For anyone who wants to understand the web and how it works, HTML is an essential place to start. This free eBook provides you with everything you need to know to get to grips with HTML and to begin building your own web pages. Explore how HTML code structures a web page and use and adapt the examples for yourself to begin building your own web pages today.
Author: Aravind Shenoy
Jump Start HTML5
Everything you need to know about HTML5 in one place! This book is the perfect primer to get to grips with HTML5, and start to take advantage of its power in your projects.
Author: Tiffany Brown, Kerry Butters, Sandeep Panda
HTML 5 Shoot ‘em Up In An Afternoon
Learn (or teach) the basics of Game Programming with this free Phaser tutorial.
Author: Bryan Bibat
HTML Canvas. Native Interactivity And Animation For The Web
The second edition of this popular book gets you started with HTML5 Canvas. Learn how to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation—all in the course of building several interactive web games throughout the book. This online version of HTML5 Canvas includes 53 interactive examples and exercises.
Author: Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton
HTML5 For Publishers
HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it’s coming to your ebook reader! HTML5 for Publishers introduces to all the modern Web technologies you’ll need to add rich media and interactivity to your ebook content.
Author: Sanders Kleinfeld
HTML Canvas Deep Dive. A Travelogue
HTML Canvas Deep Dive is a hands on introduction to Canvas. Code along with the book and play with interactive examples. When you finish reading this short tome you will have the skills to make charts, effects, diagrams, and games that integrate into your existing web content.
Author: Josh Marinacci
Pro HTML5 Programming. Powerful APIs For Richer Internet Application Development
HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications have acquired power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness like never before. With this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology—available in the most recent versions of modern browsers—to build web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness. This new edition includes major revisions for WebSockets functionality, reflecting the new W3C specification. It also features new chapters covering the drag-and-drop API as well as SVG.
Author: Peter Lubbers
HTML5 For Web Designers
HTML5 isn’t as confusing as it once was, but it still isn’t straightforward. It’s an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, change in the ongoing story of markup—and if you’re currently creating websites with any version of HTML, you’re already using HTML5. Harness the power of this essential evolving spec with help from Jeremy Keith and Rachel Andrew. Brush up on syntax and updated elements, and get ready to work with responsive images, microformats, and microdata. Through clear, practical examples, you’ll be up to speed in no time.
Author: Jeremy Keith
Dive Into HTML5
Author: Mark Pilgrim
High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS.
Author: Harry Roberts
Understanding Flexbox. Everything you need to know
Learning Flexbox can be a pain in the butt. For most persons, it’s not
particularly fun at first. It challenges you to rethink how you’ve dealt
with layouts in css.
Don’t fret. I will really walk you through all you need to know. That’s the
aim of this book.
Author: Ohans Emmanuel
Write CSS without worrying that overzealous, pre-existing styles will cause problems. MaintainableCSS is an approach to writing modular, scalable and of course, maintainable CSS.
Author: Adam Silver
This book will show you how to write better, more efficient CSS, and to take advantage of the plethora of the new cutting-edge CSS features available to the front-end developer. You’ll also learn to master tools that will improve your workflow.
Author: Tiffany Brown
Transforms In CSS: Revamp The Way You Design
Present information in stunning new ways by transforming CSS elements in two- and three-dimensional space. Whether you’re rotating a photo, doing some interesting perspective tricks, or creating an interface that lets you reveal information on an element’s backside, this practical guide shows you how to use them to great effect.
Short and sweet, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. Why wait? Learn how to bring life to your web pages now.
Author: Eric A. Meyer
A guide to writing style sheets for large scale, rapidly changing, long-lived web projects.
Author: Ben Frain
In CSS3 Succinctly, author Peter Shaw provides an overview of the latest features available for custom cascading style sheets. You’ll learn to style several components of an HTML document, including color, size, layout, font, position, and more. Basic content generation, gradients, and calculations are also covered.
Author: Peter Shaw
Learn CSS Layout. The Pedantic Way
Author: Mikito Takada
The Magic Of CSS
A CSS course for web developers who want to be magicians.
Author: Adam Schwartz
Thinking in CSS
Start using CSS and get to grips with one of the most foundational but important languages in web design. Use this free eBook to explore how to code and build websites, following the examples and tips for an accessible but essential learning experience.
Author: Aravind Shenoy
A Pocket Guide To CSS Animations
CSS animations open up a whole new way to look at and use CSS to bring motion to the web in creative ways. This Pocket Guide is designed to help you jump into using CSS animations in your own projects, providing a strong foundation on which to start experimenting and creating. In this book Val covers the basics of CSS animations, walking you through a series of examples, and discussing practical considerations for dealing with browsers and fallbacks. You’ll have everything you need to start playing with CSS animations in just a couple of hours.
Author: Val Head
Scalable And Modular Architecture For CSS
SMACSS (pronounced “smacks”) is more style guide than rigid framework. There is no library within here for you to download or install. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and as a way to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. And really, who isn’t building a site with CSS these days?!
Author: Jonathan Snook