Like most people, I spend far too long explaining the web medium to people who are climbing a steep learning curve.

To save my time, I've put together the following list of books and sites which communicate the bare essentials to those relatively new to all this:

Usability

Content

Information Architecture

Marketing

Odds and Sods

Do you have a book which should go in this list?

Add it as a comment below, preferably with a link to an online vendor. If you have sites of use, then add them too.