The new book by Jon Duckett, called “HTML & CSS”, is a beautifully designed book that helps your learning curve if you are a designer and thinking to dive in the front end development. Check this out.
If you’re like me and dread reading detailed specs for web technologies, but want to dig into and learn the details that matter to your work, check out the WHATWG HTML5 specification for web developers by Ben Schwarz.
The focus of this specification is readability and ease of access. Unlike the full HTML specification, this “web developer edition” removes information that only browser vendors need know.