Authors of New For Dummies Book Teach Beginners the Latest Web and Mobile App Technologies

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Chris Minnick, founder of Minnick Web Services in Sacramento, CA, and Ed Tittel of Austin, TX aim to empower small businesses and enthusiasts of all kinds by teaching them the essential skills for publishing on the World Wide Web.

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by Chris Minnick and Ed Tittel demonstrates that anyone can learn and use the two most fundamental markup languages for the World Wide Web.

The book and its companion website ( were developed and written with the complete beginner in mind, but have enough depth and new information to also appeal to experienced web developers who are looking to update their skills for the latest versions of HTML and CSS.

The book's co-authors have been collaborating on books, online courses, and websites for over 15 years.

Some of the things covered in this book include:

  • How to create the structure of a web page with HTML
  • How to use images and multimedia in your web pages
  • How to create links in web pages
  • How to use CSS to create columns and visual layouts
  • How to use typography on the web
  • How to use CSS3′s new properties to create advanced text and shadow effects
  • How to optimize your web pages for mobile devices

About the Authors

Chris Minnick has helped hundreds of businesses design or redesign their websites. As the founder of Minnick Web Services, he has over 17 years of experience working with clients ranging from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 enterprises. Chris has mentored, trained, and instructed thousands of students in web development and mobile app development, and is a frequent blogger and speaker on Internet technology. His first book was published in 2000, and he has written books on web development, mobile app development, ecommerce and e-business. Find out more at, on his blog at, or on his company site at

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus-year computer industry veteran with an interesting background. A Princeton and multiple University of Texas graduate, Ed started his academic career with degrees in anthropology. Then, realizing the need for gainful employment, he moved into computer science, and has never looked back since starting his first programming job in 1981. These days, he makes his living blogging, writing articles (and the occasional book), and working as a consultant.

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