nice decent list of programming reference books and cookbooks
Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4.01 (IDG Books). no longer available new. $1.99
if you can still get this, get it! Good for HTML 3 & 4 - shows deprecated tags. Note: this does not fit in a shirt or in a hip pocket! there is also an html 4.0 and an html 3.2 version which will work just as well. the HTML5 standard has changed a lot though, even the "a" anchor tag has a download attribute!
http://www.visibone.com/ laminated charts/reference sheets! $40
instruction and tips on how to do web design and graphic design without wearying your users. things like, 3 clicks and they are outta here. I know. my site is hard to navigate because of its sheer size.
The Web Designer's Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide To Themes, Trends & Styles In Website Design $16.50
catalog of web design ideas
CSS : The Missing Manual $25.19
this is a good cookbook for CSS. I highly recommend it. everything from breadcrumb menus, horizontal and vertical menus, tab menus, tips tricks, some basics. not a beginner's book.
Best SQL cookbook/reference I ever had. 3" think and worth every penny. now in its 3rd ed.
not a complete reference. a complete "pocket" reference would be a fairly thick book, which I hope someone comes out with today.
Excellent volume, needed to be a 2-volume set, so it desperately needs the bonus BC chapers in book form (DONE!) rather than just on cdrom (all 1000 pages).
doesn't cover the complete set of elements like I would prefer, just covers the ones that are implemented like most books. this is disappointing to me.
The CSS Pocket Guide $12
covers what is implemented in CSS3 (but not the whole css3 standard, for that see w3c documents). still it is VERY useful and handy and small.