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Good Books

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The bookmark (PDF 3.4MB) was placed by a Member of the Web Standards Project Street Team to warn you that the book may contain information that is outdated and won’t help you to learn modern web design and development practices.

The list below contains books covering a wide variety of topics that are up to date and will ensure that the skills you are learning won’t be outdated before you learn them! There are also lots of excellent resources available free of charge online – a good starting point is the Learn section of the main Web Standards Project website.

If you would like to suggest a book for the below list, or have any concerns or questions please contact us.

If you only buy one book…

Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) by Jeffrey Zeldman. The foundational web standards text.

Starting out (Beginners Guides)

General web design and development




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Want to join in and point people away from books teaching outdated methods? Download the bookmarks (PDF 3.4MB) and start placing them in books in your own local or college library.

Update: The bookmark has been translated into the following languages. This list will be updated as translations become available.

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