Spring Into HTML and CSS
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc. | ISBN: 0131855867 | edition 2005 | CHM | 336 pages | 11,7 mb
I was a reviewer of this book, and though I've worked with HTML for 10 years, I still learned some tidbits here (tabindex would be one example). In a sea of HTML/CSS books, this would be a good pick as an intro, or a refresher/reference. The thing that I enjoyed most about the book was Molly's writing style. It gets the points across, without bogging down into complete geekdom. An HTML/CSS book can be complete, informative, and not dry. I like the honesty that comes across ("The use of tables for layout is the biggest hack in HTML history").
The book is divided into two sections, which I think of as "structure" (HTML) and "presentation" (CSS). This allows Molly to lay a good foundation of how to get basic elements on the page, and then to turn attention to styling them.