Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous

Sep 21, 2016 • posted by Michael Hartl

After launching a more advanced Action Cable tutorial a couple of weeks ago, Learn Enough is getting back to basics with one of the most important technologies on the Web: HTML.

Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous by Michael Hartl & Lee Donahoe covers the basics of HyperText Markup Language, the language of the World Wide Web. As of today, the full tutorial is online for free, and available for purchase in EPUB/MOBI/PDF formats.

At around 130 pages, it’s the perfect length for getting started with HTML without having to slog through 500 pages just to learn the basics.

Although there are lots of HTML tutorials out there, Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous puts things together in a way you haven’t seen before:

  • You deploy a live website in the first section.
  • You learn HTML tags in context, using real-world examples.
  • You take the first steps toward Cascading Style Sheets using inline styles.
  • You build a reference table of HTML tags, using the HTML table tag. It’s totally meta.

Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous also has 200% more kittens than the average HTML tutorial.

An adorable kitten

This new title is the first in a new trilogy of Web Basics, which is both the perfect sequel to the Developer Fundamentals trilogy and a great supplement to the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.

HTML is the fundamental language of the Web, and every developer, designer, and even manager should know the basics. If tech is the new literacy, HTML is the alphabet.

You don’t have to know everything about HTML, of course—just enough to be dangerous.

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