Website development textbook

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by paul_ashley|2, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Hi everyone

    This is my first post - I've just registered though I've been a reader for a while.

    I'm looking for recommendations for a good basic text on website development. My own website was created by a professional developer
    for free (he was under an obligation to me: and is now my son-in-law :) ), but now that it's up, running and mostly bug-free, I don't feel I
    can call on his help any more. You can see it here:
    All C&C is welcome.

    I would like to try further development of the site, but beyond that I'm interested in creating other sites.

    I consider myself very IT literate, and have long experience of coding for science and engineering, and in the early days of the internet I
    wrote my own website in HTML. But I have little or no knowledge of how current sites are put together, of CSS, PHP, plug-ins etc - though
    I'm happy to learn. I'm assuming I would use Wordpress mostly, and I'd prefer to create my own themes than buy them.

    I'm looking for a book that covers the basics. For specific problems and processes I am happy to search through Lynda and YouTube, but
    I'd rather have a comprehensive text I can flick through back and forth to start off.

    Any recommendations?


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