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    So this is a random question that just occurred to me: what do you use as references when you're doing HTML, CSS, or Javascript, etc, work?

    For W3C technologies, my first stop is almost always the technical reports/specifications (be they DOM, CSS, or HTML). For languages, I try and hit the language source (i.e., Java's API docs for Java, Ruby's reference for Ruby, the Rails API for Rails, etc.), except for Javascript, where I have no central reference.

    For everything else, I usually use the Google :-) Also, the only books on programming I own at the moment are Practical Common Lisp (which I'm slowly making my way through) and C++ GUI Programming With Qt, which I got a couple of years ago.

    So what about others? Do you use more books than web sources? Do you use Google more than I do, or do you have a list of bookmarks that you go through? Just curious :-)


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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    Yes, the W3C specifications is what I use. The CSS ones are actually useful.
    For Javascript,'s developer stuff.
    If that fails, I harass people at work.
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    I use Dreamweaver and it has a rather extensive reference library built in. Also, is quite useful. For some CSS tricks, I have a couple of Eric Meyer's books handy.
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    Junior Member danburke's Avatar
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    At this point I almost never have to look up html help. Keeping that in mind, I usually do stuff from memory. If I'm still having trouble with I go to w3schools and check some of my many css bookmarks. But I'm finding more and more that I can just check previous projects or figure out more advanced css layout techniques without help. (I used to have to follow a tutorial to make a css layout)

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