This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Actually, I recommend little or no actual HTML. JSF tags can generally do everything you need. Sometimes it can be a little awkward, but you'll be in better shape in case you need to adapt the app for a non-HTML platform some day.