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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS
Publisher: SitePoint
Authors: Dan Shafer
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Worst book I have on my self.


To put it simply, this book sucks. I have many books on CSS and this is by far the worst. I will never buy a book from Sitepoint again. It has to much filler and very little info on what the title says it is (Designing Without Tables). Forget this book.



Product: Book -
Title: eBay Secrets : How to create Internet auction listings that make 30% more money while selling every item you list
Publisher:
Authors: Steven Ellis White, Bryon Krug
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent eBay resource!!


I'll start by saying I'm a novice eBayer, but I definitely grasp the concept of online auctions. You'll do well to know at least a little about selling/buying on eBay before using this book. That said, if you have a little experience, this book is FANTASTIC! Some of the ideas seem so basic, yet I'm sure not a lot of people have thought of them. This book has a whole lot of knowledge (first hand) that will definitely help you not only sell your item(s), but sell them for more than the average seller!! A must have.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Visual Basic 6 for Dummies (for Windows)
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Wallace Wang
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
What a book !!!!!


I decided to learn VB on my own, a lot of people have, and so I took a book home from the library and started reading. I was asleep 3 minutes later. But since I had a genuine desire to learn the program I bought VB for Dummies and to my surprise the book is just fantastic. I've become a fan of the ...For Dummies books just because of this book. If you are serious about learning Visual Basic, then there is no better place to start.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Thinking in C++, Volume 1: Introduction to Standard C++ (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Bruce Eckel
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great book, but it depends on where you are coming from


Bruce Eckel has done a great job with the book. He clearly has put some thought into how to structure the book, and it shows with each chapter focused on one major topic. The explanations are clear (to me anyway), and greatest of all, he goes into decent amount of depth, unlike many other c++ books out there. However, I have two minor problems with the book. The order of the chapters could probably be revamped; inheritance and composition are only introduced in chapter 14, way too late IMO. If you are the type of programmer who likes to get writing code straight away, this book is not for you. Also, I think some of the examples and exercises are bit trival and boring, but that could be due to Bruce's aim to keep everything simple and understandable, and let the reader find the "real world" problems. But overall, a good book to learn c++ if you have some background in C or java. BTW, to put my review into perspective, I am a computer science student learning c++ and MFC in my spare time because my university don't teach these things.