As we've said, this is
a reference book for looking up things you already know.
But what if you don't already know it?
Much of the material in this book is adapted from other books
that are already published by O'Reilly & Associates, or
that are very near publication.
At the risk of blatant self-promotion, we really do recommend
Web content providers will find
HTML: The Definitive Guide, written by Chuck Musciano and Bill
to be an
Designers who are getting started on the Web will find the
basics of creating graphics and simple Web pages in
Designing for the Web, by Jennifer Niederst with Edie Freedman.
Programmers on Web sites should flock to
CGI Programming on the World Wide Web by Shishir Gundavaram,
Java in a Nutshell by David Flanagan, and
For a Perl tutorial, we recommend
Learning Perl by Randal Schwartz, and for Perl reference
and extensive examples, we recommend the classic "Camel" book,
Programming Perl, Second Edition, by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Randal L. Schwartz.
Programmers interested in working at the HTTP protocol itself
might also be interested in
Web Client Programming by Clinton Wong (December 1996),
which shows how to write simple specialized Web clients.
Administrators will want to refer to
Managing Internet Information Services by Cricket Liu, Jerry
Peek, Russ Jones, Bryan Buus, and Adrian Nye, and will want to keep an eye out for
UNIX Web Server Administration by John Leavitt (due February 1997).