Books I’ve Written

Current Titles

cover of Sams Teach Yourself HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One
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Sams Teach Yourself
HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One (2e)

ISBN 0672337142, © 2014
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cover of Sams Teach Yourself HTML & CSS in 24 Hours
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Sams Teach Yourself
HTML & CSS in 24 Hours (9e)

ISBN 0672336146, © 2013
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Sams Teach Yourself
PHP, MySQL & Apache All-in-One (5e)

ISBN: 0672335433, © 2012
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Older (Out of Date) Books

DO NOT purchase any of the books listed below.
If you somehow find them on shelves (virtual or otherwise), I do not recommend that you purchase these books—technology moves quickly and they are unlikely to be of much use. They are listed here for historical purposes only (aka “so I remember”).

  • Sams Teach Yourself Blogging in a Snap [with Blogger]
    1st ed. ISBN 0672328437, Sams 2005; translations appeared in Spanish and Arabic
  • Plone Content Management Essentials
    1st ed. ISBN 0672326876, Sams 2004
  • PHP 5 Fast & Easy Web Development
    1st ed. ISBN 1592004733, Thompson/Course.com 2004
  • PHP Essentials
    2nd ed. ISBN 1931841349, Premier Press, 2003
    1st ed. ISBN 076152729X Prima-Tech 2000; translations appeared in Chinese (Traditional), Polish, and Portuguese
  • Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours
    1st ed. ISBN 0672323494, Sams 2002; translations appeared in Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, and Serbian
  • Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours
    1st ed. ISBN 067232489X Sams 2002; translations appeared in Danish, Greek, and Hungarian
  • PHP Fast & Easy Web Development
    2nd ed. ISBN 0672327252, Premier Press, 2002
    1st ed. ISBN 076153055X Prima-Tech 2000; translations appeared in Italian, Polish, and Russian

Additionally…

I help out when I can with other people’s books and projects.

I was a contributing author (meaning I contributed one or more chapters) for:

  • PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th ed.) by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson. Sams, 2008.
  • Create Macromedia Flash Movies in a Weekend with Mary Kelly Donahue and Dan Ransom. Prima-Tech, 2001.
  • PostgreSQL by Jeff Perkins. Prima-Tech, 2001.

I was a technical editor (meaning I reviewed all the text and code for accuracy) for:

  • Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day (6th ed.). Sams, 2010.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning: PHP and MySQL. Sams, 2009.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning: JavaScript and Ajax. Sams, 2009.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning: HTML and CSS. Sams, 2009.
  • PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th ed.). Sams, 2008.
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