Computer Related Books to Websites as a Gift

These books about webdesign and webdevelopment are not the usual trash that you can buy everywhere. They are high quality books created by professionals!

The PHP Anthology: Object Oriented PHP Solution, Volume 1

This is the first version of a series of two books. It is a compilation of best practice solutions to common Web development problems. It focuses on the achievement of practical goals with minimal effort by applying well-structured object-oriented software design principles. A must for every guy who wants to begin to develop his own websites in PHP!

The PHP Anthology, Volume II: Applications

This book is the second volume of the series. It shows more advanced techniques than the first volume. If your guy has already read the first book, you should consider buying the second one. There are many things he could learn from it, it's a compilation of the best techniques to the most common problems!

Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website Using Dreamweaver 8

Choose this book as a gift, if you know that the man is working with a software called Dreamweaver 8. If he doesn't use this software the book isn't the perfect gift for him.
Book description: Everything you need to create standards compliant, cross-browser compatible Websites with Dreamweaver 8.

No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP

This book is not a good gift for beginners. If you know that the man uses PHP and is interested in building websites then this book should be a good gift for him.
Book description: This book leads you, step-by-step, through the creation of an entire Content Management System based on XML. You'll use technologies such as XSLT, XPath, and DOM to manage, store and manipulate your content.

Firefox Secrets

A perfect gift for fans of the famous Firefox Browser! This is also a book for non-Freaks who want to tune their Firefoxbrowser.
Book description: Firefox expert Cheah Chu Yeow leads you through the undocumented preferences allowing you to control everything from how wide the 'search' box is to what happens which you hold down "Shift" and roll your mouse wheel!

DHTML Utopia Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM

The future of the web is explained in this book. Very usefull and interesting for a man who is interested in JavaScript (Warning: Don't mix JavaScript with Java, these are two totally different Languages!) and dynamic websitedesign like GoogleMaps or Flickr.
Book description: Acclaimed JavaScript maestro Stuart Langridge shows you how to apply this valuable technology to benefit your sites now — and in the future.

Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL

This book is for beginners who want to know what's behind the website. You learn how to programm a professional website!
Book description: In this new edition of our best-selling debut title, SitePoint‘s own Kevin Yank shows you how to build your own database driven Website using open source technologies PHP and MySQL. Learn the latest best practices in PHP programming and database design to create an efficient, easily maintainable content-driven website.

The Flash Anthology: Cool Effects and Practical ActionScript (Anthology)

The man has to have some knowledge about a software called Flash. This book is only a good gift if he has some basic knowledge about Flash.
Book description: Learn to develop professional Flash effects and elegant applications easily. Each step-by-step solution combines complete ActionScript code with clearly illustrated discussion, helping you to add valuable impact to your Web projects.

Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET (Build Your Own)

This is a good gift for beginners who want to learn how to build database driven websites with ASP.NET
Book description: In the popular style of SitePoint’s “Build Your Own” series .NET guru Zak Ruvalcaba shows you how to obtain, install, and configure all the freely available software needed to run ASP.NET. He then leads you through how to build your very first database driven Website using ASP.NET. The beauty of this 746 page title is that it includes code samples in both C# and VB.NET - it's like two books in one!

HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS

This book is a must for every webmaster that wants to be a professional webdesigner!
Book description: Dan Shafer, SitePoint’s resident CSS expert, shows you, step-by-step, how to build your own tableless Website using Cascading Style Sheets.
He explains it all -- from the basics to advanced tips and tricks -- using real-world examples of this practical, standards-compliant and forwards-compatible technology.

SEO Book

There are lots of people out there who are selling this type of book. Most of them try only to make money, they tell you things you already know or that are simply false. Not this ebook (yeah, no paper). Aaron Wall shares his real secrets of how to rank your page to the top search engine results. If you need a gift for a man who is desperate in getting visitors for his website then this is the right book to buy! For sure!