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Web development books - Download free chapters

How many times have you purchased a web design or development related book and found it not to be quite what you wanted? I remember purchasing one for US$90 some years ago and only one paragraph was really of any use - and that was out of 900 pages!

The web development books below offered by the highly respected developer network, SitePoint, cannot be found in any book stores - they can be only purchased via their web site. Each book is available in both software and hard copy versions.

Books released by SitePoint are well known throughout the industry as being of extraordinary quality and always current, plus the company allows you to download free chapters of each manual so you can evaluate before you purchase. Here's a listing of their current titles:


JavaScript Manual - New!

JavaScript manual - download free book chapters

The JavaScript Anthology manual gives you tried and tested, easy to implement solutions to your web scripting problems. It includes over 100 customizable solutions and shows you how to implement useful & accessible interactivity to pages.
Download free book chapters

XML development book - New!

XML manual - download free book chapters

The XML web development manual will introduce you to the world of XML, providing you with all the steps to create your first XML-powered web site and show you how to harness the power of XML to manipulate data. Download free manual chapters

Flash manuals

Flash manual - download free chapters

The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects and Practical ActionScript manual is a step by step guide to creating over 60 Flash applications, including a video player & covering everything from navigation to forms. Download 4 chapters of this great Flash development book for free! Full manual includes access to all code!

PHP books

PHP-MySQL book - download free chapters

Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL" has been one of the most popular PHP - MySQL manuals globally. Over 300 pages of easy to follow guides! Updated information covers PHP4.3 and Mac OSX. 4 Chapters (over 100 pages) that you can download for free!

PHP developer manual - free sample download ‘ Practical Solutions to Common Problems ’  The PHP Anthology is a complete reference guide for any PHP developer; hobbyist or professional -Over 400 pages in each volume. Download free manual chapters

 CSS manuals

CSS manual - free chapters

The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks. A complete question & answer CSS development manual. Dozens of solutions to everything from styling forms to positioning and layout. Includes a free CSS Poster! Download free chapters!
CSS manual - free chapters If you’ve never created a CSS compliant Website this book will get you up and running using CSS in no time. If you’ve already built a CSS Website, this book contains an exhaustive CSS Property Reference Guide and tips which can serve as a excellent desk reference. Chapters available for free download

ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET books

ASP.NET - VB, C# book Learn how to build  ASP.NET web sites in both C# and VB.NET from project planning, to coding & implementation - all using free software. Download free book chapters

Ecommerce manuals and kits

Web design business kit - free downloads
Free chapters from this manual
are available for evaluation.
The Web Design Business Kit will take you through the process of quoting on projects from initial client contact, through to securing the contract and beyond. It also includes 64 practical documents needed to run a professional Web Design or Development business.  

Check out all the web development books and manuals available from SitePoint and take advantage of the free sample chapters offer. 

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