This book teaches HTML using a graduated fast-track approach. That means that you only need to do as much as you have the time and energy to do, and you can go just as fast or as slow as you want to go. Exactly how much you'll be able to complete this weekend depends on your learning style, the time you put in, and the effort you put forth. You are free to be the tortoise or the hare, depending on your learning style. Remember, it is not how fast you get there that matters, but what you get there with.
This book does not assume any prior knowledge. Every step or procedure you need to complete is clearly explained. Readers of all levels of experience, from total beginners to computer professionals, have used my book in the past to learn HTML and create their own Web pages. Although some degree of prior computer experience and a working knowledge of basic computer operations, as well as some familiarity with using a Web browser, is helpful and will make your learning curve a little less steep, even a complete computer dunce can, with a modicum of patience and persistence, learn everything needed to start creating Web pages—in a weekend!