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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: XSLT Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Sal Mangano
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
learn from examples

I needed something quick that had lots of examples of transorming text in one format to other text in another format. Had to tabulate on a text file with rows and columns of fixed length some data elements found in a XML file. This book showed me how. The $35 alone saved me several hours of my time. Sure, you could search the web, and maybe you would could find exactly what you need. But why hurt your eyes, when the price is low enough to have this simple and efficient tool called "book", at your desk, anytime you need to transform a xml file again.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C++ 6
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Ivor Horton
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
I gave it two stars because:

When i saw this book online.. i was so excited by looking at the cover because i wanted to be a windows C++ programmer so bad.. I bought the book which was basicly all the money i had thinking i would learn alot from it..... WHen i got the book in the mail.. i opened it up and i read the first 4 chapters and it was great!! The C++ portion of it was just the best there is.. Then i got to the GUI protion of it.. And i found out it was MFC. but all along i was looking for win32 api book beacuse i had had a back ground in that.. and i wanted to learn all i coujld about it....I was raged.......If u are llooking for a MFC book then this book is for u... BUt if u are new at programming and u dont know what u want yet.. U just know u want a book that u can learn windows programming from... i dont sugest MFC to be the first one u do.. U should do frist console C++ (Buy a book on reguler C++) and then move on to Win32 Api which u can do exactly the same stuff as u can in MFC.. and if u want to.. u can move on to MFC... (In my option.. MFC is slopy code and it is a rip off of C++ and VB..that is just my optioin tho..) I just weanted to let u guys know aobut this book before u spend all your money on a book u dont even need.. Have a good day..

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Scott Kelby
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers

Like this great book, I will keep it simple - very simple.BUY IT NOW - I promise you will learn more and much quicker from this book than any other on the subject.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Janine Warner, Susannah Gardner
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Should you upgrade?

Susannah Gardner, one of the authors, here. I thought it might be useful to know whether it's worth upgrading to Dreamweaver MX 2004 if you are already using MX.
There are some significant changes to the interface in MX 2004, most particularly in the area of implementing Cascading Style Sheets (previously fairly messy to do). CSS is now part of the Properties inspector, and changes made to the style of text, etc., on the page will automatically create a new style. Things like page link colors, background colors, text colors and styles have also been implemeted through style sheets in Page Properties.
Also helpful are some new inline image editing tools, again located in the Properties inspector. You can crop, resize and optimize from within Dreamweaver, using an integrated Fireworks tool. This would be a great tool for folks who are updating a page but don't have a graphics program on their computers, or who simply don't know how to use a graphics program.
Finally, and this really is pretty cool, you can now copy and paste from Word and Excel and retain all the formatting of those programs, including a table structure for Excel data. This has really reduced some of my production time, since I frequently have clients who send me Microsoft Word files with fonts and layouts they want duplicated on the Web.
I hope this information is useful for you. Please don't hesitate to contact either Janine Warner or myself if you have questions about the book. Happy Web designing!....