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CSS Cookbookby Christopher Schmitt
Synopses & Reviews
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a powerful way to enrich the presentation of HTML-based web pages, allowing web authors to give their pages a more sophisticated look and more structure. CSS's compact file size helps web pages load quickly, and by allowing changes made in one place to be applied across the entire document, CSS can save hours of tedious changing and updating.
But to leverage the full power of CSS, web authors first have to sift through CSS theory to find practical solutions that resolve real-world problems. Web authors can waste hours and earn ulcers trying to find answers to those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project. The CSS Cookbook cuts straight through the theory to provide hundreds of useful examples and CSS code recipes that web authors can use immediately to format their web pages.
The time saved by a single one of these recipes will make its cover price money well-spent. But the CSS Cookbook provides more than quick code solutions to pressing problems. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables readers to customize the formatting for their specific purposes, and shows why the solution works, so you can adapt these techniques to other situations. Recipes range from the basics that every web author needs to code concoctions that will take your web pages to new levels.
Reflecting CSS2, the latest specification, and including topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, it is easy to see why the CSS Cookbook is regarded as an excellent companion to Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide and a must-have resource for any web author who has even considered using CSS.
Book News Annotation:
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Schmitt covers the latest specifications on CSS2, and fills an important gap in the available computer literature.
- Covers CSS2, the latest specification
- Fills an important gap in the available literature
- An ideal topic for O'Reilly's proven Cookbook approach
About the Author
Christopher is the principal of Heatvision.com, Inc., a new media publishing and design firm, based in Tallahassee, FL. An award-winning web designer who has been working with the Web since 1993, Christopher interned for both David Siegel and Lynda Weinman in the mid-1990s while an undergraduate at Florida State University for a fine arts degree with emphasis on graphic design. He shows his true colors and most recent activities at his personal website, Christopher.org.
Speaking at conferences like The Other Dreamweaver Conference and SXSW, Christopher has given talks demonstrating the use and benefits of practical CSS-enabled designs. In his continuing efforts to help spread the word about web design, he is the list mom for Babble, a mailing list community devoted to advanced web design and development topics.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Web TypographyChapter 2: Page ElementsChapter 3: Links and NavigationChapter 4: ListsChapter 5: FormsChapter 6: TablesChapter 7: Page LayoutsChapter 8: PrintChapter 9: Hacks and WorkaroundsChapter 10: Designing with CSSResourcesColophon
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