Teach Yourself VISUALLY Web Design (Teach Yourself VISUALLY by Rob Huddleston
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The format is very reader-friendly, as each lesson is 2-4 pages and illustrated with code samples. The code samples are screenshots from Notepad; a color-coded editor with line numbers would have been nicer. It could be useful as a quick reference for beginners.
Adobe applications are heavily represented, and there are several sections dealing with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and CS5 (Creative Suite 5). Most of the book's lessons are application-agnostic.
The author should get credit for stressing standards-compliance and accessibility, which are often overlooked in web design.