Here is a list of 20 must-read HTML and CSS books for programmers. Moreover, we have included books on HTML5, the latest and most powerful version of HTML, because this language is growing in popularity and will surely define the future of the web.
1. HTML and CSS: Design and build websites, by Jon Duckett
This book is best for beginners who are beginning to learn HTML and CSS and need to learn everything from scratch to a professional level. About the Author- JON DUCKETT has been designing and building websites for more than a decade. He has worked with small start-ups and global brands and has written more than a dozen books on web design, programming, usability, and accessibility.
2. Head First HTML and CSS: A Learner’s Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages by Elisabeth Robson & Eric Freeman
A great book for beginners to start learning HTML and CSS. There are no diagrams in most programming books, but this one contains many illustrations that help explain the concepts. In the book, we don’t get information in huge chunks of information; instead, we learn the principles the way a teacher would.
This is a great book, well written and easy to follow. It’s a MASTERPIECE, a must-buy book. The content is good from the start and includes a variety of methods and ideas for designing our webpage.
4. HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide by Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop
A great book to get started on HTML and CSS. Very easy to understand, includes all the basics. The book moves at a simple and slow pace but gets the point across very well.
5. A Smarter Way to Learn HTML & CSS: Learn it faster. Remember it longer by Mark Myers
If we want to change our career into a high paying web developer “A Smarter Way to Learn HTML & CSS”, is without a doubt is the best book to read.
6. HTML and CSS QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginners Guide to Developing a Strong Coding Foundation, Building Responsive Websites, and Mastering of Modern Web Design by David Durocher
The book is well organized and includes visual examples. There is an assignment section that allows us to practice the concepts. The book contained very little value-added information.
7. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS by Ben Frain
The book covers the basic material and concepts of CSS and HTML for a responsive web design without dragging the reader through too many technical details. It provides a great introduction to the core concepts with great working examples.
8. HTML CSS in 8 Hours, For Beginners, Learn Coding Fast by Ray Yao
HTML CSS Programming & Exercises is a textbook for high school, college, and university students; it covers all essential HTML CSS language knowledge. We can learn complete primary skills of HTML CSS programming fast and easily.
9. HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Your visual blueprint for designing effective Web pages by Rob Huddleston
This book is a really good book for beginners. Starts with a very simple example of a single page and builds upon concepts from chapter to chapter. The book offers readers a guide to modern, standards-based design while covering all the essentials of HTML, XHTML, and CSS.
10. HTML 101: The Illustrated Guide to Learning HTML & CSS by Jo Foster
Good book for the beginner and those learning to code. Helpful diagrams and illustrations explain the concepts, with screenshots of code and the result help to gain an understanding of HTML and CSS.
11. The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design (Essentials) by Craig Grannell
The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design is a great book. The mixture of practical tutorials and reference material makes this book invaluable to both beginners and more experienced designers.
12. The Truth About HTML5 (Expert’s Voice in Web Development) by RJ Owen, Luke Stevens
This book is geared toward designers and front-end coders to learn about HTML5. It also shares information about the future of Flash and HTML5.
13. HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions: A Web Standardistas’ Approach by Nicklas Persson, Christopher Murphy
This book will teach us how to build hand-crafted web pages the Web Standardistas way: using well-structured XHTML for content and CSS for presentation. It is a step-by-step guide that will in the end give the aspirant a real foundation in how to design a website.
14. HTML5 Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
This is an HTML5 manual to help developers explore more than just a markup language. The Missing Manual shows us how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices.
15. Introducing HTML5 (Voices That Matter) 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition by Bruce Lawson & Remy Sharp
This book shows us how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than go into the theory, it focuses on how HTML5 can solve problems immediately for us.
16. HTML5: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Web Development by Mark Pilgrim
18. Thinking in HTML by Aravind Shenoy
This was a basic introduction to HTML. With step-by-step introductions to each code element and example results, this is a quick read. The author also includes a brief overview of HTML5.
19. Html Coding: Learn The Fundamentals Of Web Design With This Comprehensive Guide On Website Formatting. Learn How To Use HTML To Create New And Exciting Websites And Apps (2022 Guide For Beginners) by Leopold Yates
We can learn the fundamentals of HTML regardless of our ability level, as long as we have a text editor and a browser! This book will help us grasp how HTML works, comprehend the fundamentals of the markup language, and use what we’ve learned to construct a unique and completely customizable web page.
20. HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One for Dummies by Andy Harris
This all-in-one handbook “for dummies” is one of the best HTML/CSS publications, as it covers almost all of the HML5 and CSS3 fundamentals. In essence, this is where we’ll discover notes on the most recent HTML/CSS versions that are beginner-friendly.