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Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design with Cascading Style Sheets (Voices)


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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Meyer (a standards evangelist with Netscape Communications) uses 13 hands-on projects to teach Web developers how to use cascading style sheets (CSS). Each project is cross-browser compatible. Topics include, for example, converting an existing HTML page to CSS, styling an events calendar, making an input form look good, fixing backgrounds, and creating non-rectangular layout effects. It is assumed that the reader already knows the basics of writing CSS and is proficient with HTML authoring. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


This practical guide to CSS provides easy-to-follow projects that go beyond the basics to present solutions to design problems on web pages.

About the Author

About the AuthorAbout the Author Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993. He is currently employed as a Standards Evangelist with Netscape Communications and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe. A graduate of and former Webmaster for Case Western Reserve University, Eric is also an Invited Expert with the W3C CSS&FP Working Group and coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's CSS1 Test Suite. He often speaks at conferences on the subjects of CSS, Web design, Web standards, Web browsers, and how they all go together. He is the host of "Your Father's Oldsmobile," a weekly big band¿era radio show heard on WRUW 91.1FM in Cleveland. When not otherwise busy, Eric is usually bothering his wife, Kat, in some fashion. About the Technical Reviewers These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design. As the book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that this book fits our reader's need for the highest-quality technical information. Molly E. Holzschlag With over 20 Web development books to her credit, Molly is also a popular columnist and feature writer for such diverse publications as Macworld, PC Magazine, IBM developerWorks, and She is an engaging speaker and teacher, appearing regularly at such conferences as Comdex, Internet World, and Web Builder. As a steering committee member for the Web Standards Project (WaSP), Molly works with a group of other dedicated Web developers and designers to promote W3C recommendations. Currently, she is serving as the Associate Editor for Digital Web Magazine. Molly also acts as an advisory board committee member to numerous organizations, including the World Organization of Webmasters. Tobias Horvath has been involved with Web technologies since 1995, when he was just 12 years old. Growing up in the early stages of the Internet, he made his journey to become a Macintosh enthusiast. During the day, he is trying to be a student in Essen, Germany, where he lives. You can find his personal website at © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents


PROJECT 1 Converting an Existing Page.

Converting the Document. The Benefits of All Our Work.

PROJECT 2 Styling a Press Release.

Styling the Document. Altering the Styles. Externalizing Our Style. Adding to the Basic Design.

PROJECT 3 Styling an Events Calendar.

Styling the Document. Working with a More Detailed Calendar.

PROJECT 4 Bringing Hyperlinks to Life.

Styling the Document.

PROJECT 5 How to Skin a Menu.

Styling the Menu. Reskinning the Menu.

PROJECT 6 Styling for Print.

Styling the Document for Print. Print Styles for a Press Release. Styling a Calendar for Printing.

PROJECT 7 Making an Input Form Look Good.

Styling the Document. Print Styles. Finishing Up.

PROJECT 8 Creating an Online Greeting Card.

Styling the Document. A Variant Look.

PROJECT 9 Multicolumn Layout.

Styling the Document. Styling the Document with Positioning. Styling Three Columns. Refloating the Design.

PROJECT 10 Sneaking Out of the Box.

Styling the Document. Curves Ahead.

PROJECT 11 positioning a better design.

Styling the Document.

PROJECT 12 Fixing Your Backgrounds.

Styling the Document.

PROJECT 13 Eric Meyer on CSS in CSS.

Styling the Document. Postproject Analysis.


Product Details

Meyer, Eric A.
Zeldman, Jeffrey
Meyer, Eric
Meyer, Eric A.
New Riders Publishing
Indianapolis, Ind.
Programming - General
Computer graphics
Internet - Web Site Design
Web sites
Web publishing
Programming Languages - HTML
Cascading style sheets
Web - Page Design
Internet - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Voices That Matter
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
June 2002
Grade Level:
10.06x8.08x.59 in. 1.83 lbs.

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