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Still an excellent resource for how to use CSS to do displays the right way

  • May 19, 2010
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While somewhat dated, this book remains an excellent resource for how to use cascading style sheets (CSS) to create web content that is functional, efficient and artistic. It is essential that you have a through knowledge of HTML and at least some experience in CSS, particularly the terminology, before you read it. For example, on page seven you will see

margin: 4px;
a:link {}
a:visited {}

The book contains a series of projects where web pages are styled into shape. The names of the projects are:

*) Converting an existing page
*) Styling a press release
*) Styling an events calendar
*) Bringing hyperlinks to life
*) How to skin a menu
*) Styling for print
*) Making an input form look good
*) Creating an online greeting card
*) Multicolumn layout
*) Sneaking out of the box
*) Positioning an better design
*) Fixing your backgrounds
*) Eric Meyer on CSS in CSS

All are superbly done in great detail.
Most of the templates widely used on the web are covered in this book. Even if you are working outside these boxes, you will still find something of value here.

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There are several other books on the market that serve as in-depth technical guides or reference books for CSS. None, however, take a more hands-on approach and use practical examples to teach readers how to solve the problems they face in designing with CSS - until now. Eric Meyer provides a variety of carefully crafted projects that teach how to use CSS and why particular methods were chosen. The web site includes all of the files needed to complete the tutorials in the book. In addition, bonus information is be posted.
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ISBN-10: 073571245X
ISBN-13: 978-0735712454
Author: Eric Meyer
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: New Riders Press
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