I came home tonight to find a copy of HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS, 5th Edition, Visual Quickstart Guide in my mailbox. free. signed. with my name in the acknowledgements. I was a betatester – pretty thorough for the first few chapters, but then I got overtaken by moving and never finished entering my suggestions. (hell, I never got around to sending her my URL. d’oh!)

this is an excellent book. I say that without even having read the final version…a while back, I was thinking about writing my own introductory guide to XHTML, because I was tired of reading intro books, sites, etc. that taught people how to do it wrong. no need to do that in this day & age. 🙂 but as I was reading the draft of Liz’s book, I was constantly blown away by her clarity and completeness. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to read as much as I did in the book’s early stages, and even more so to have a shiny new copy sitting on my desk.