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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual
Publisher: Pogue Press
Authors: David McFarland
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Wish I could give this a better review but...

I have bought Missing Manuals before, and have been very pleased with them, but I think that their motto "The book that should've been in the box" has caught up with them. This is because it is my experience that if a piece of software does come with a manual, no matter how big it is, it usually doesn't include what you want to know, or, if it does, it's not easy to find. Sadly, I feel that this is the case with DREAMWEAVER MX 2004: THE MISSING MANUAL. I am an experienced webmaster, so I am looking to Dreamweaver MX 2004 to help enhance the skills I already have. In turn, I looked to the Missing Manual to help me unlock the things that I wanted to do with MX. With books such as these, you should be able to skip around by looking in the index and find what you want to do, which in my case was to do an image rollover using an image map. The book, looking at the listings that were in the index, was no help. Maybe if I read the book cover to cover I'd figure out what I needed to know by the time that the Red Sox won another World Series (oh let that be next year!). By contrast, I looked on the website for the Hands On Training H-O-T books (lynda.com) and they actually had a free sample chapter on image rollovers. The chapter didn't cover exactly what I wanted to do, but it did give me enough instructiion that I was able to figure everything out within 10 minutes. I have bought the H-O-T book, and suggest that before you buy this Missing Manual that you look at, and consider, the H-O-T book. You may be better off.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering UNIX Shell Scripting
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Randal K. Michael
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
This book rocks!!!

We wanted to automate a couple of tasks at the Unix level.So I went looking for a Unix Shell script book. This books covers learning by doing. Real Life examples can be used and are not of the "Hello World" type. By covering on skill at a time and building on the previous skill you can learn how to shell script quickly

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for beginners learning DHTML who know JavaScript.

I found this book to be a fantastic introduction to DHTML. Starting with a solid understanding of JavaScript, it was easy to move into style sheets and dynamic positioning of elements.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Made me a Gregg Perry fan!

Now I'm on to another Greg Perry book, C++ Programming 101. Thanks Greg.