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Build extraordinary web sites with CSS in the newest browsers
With Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers debuting new versions, an updated resource on building web sites with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is critical. This new edition of a perennial classic responds to that need and gets you quickly up to speed on using CSS to create appealing web sites in a professional way. Completely updated with new examples, this full-color book has been carefully revised based on reader input and now provides an even more concise and streamlined introduction to CSS. Veteran authors Ian Pouncey and Richard York cover how to write CSS from scratch like a professional, and discuss the many improvements to CSS that have emerged since the previous edition.
Beginning CSS, Third Edition:
Dissects the various elements that make up a style sheet
Demonstrates how to style and manipulate the display of text
Zeroes in on how to use background images appropriately
Examines the box model and how it is used to lay out content
Addresses a variety of ways to position content and explains how to create a complete layout
Reviews advanced techniques such as styling for mobile devices, using custom fonts, and applying gradient backgrounds with CSS
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Completely updated material and new examples show you what CSS can do
With the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers released, CSS is more essential than ever. This beginner guide demonstrates how cascading style sheets can be used to define styles to items in Web pages, rather than format each item individually. Each lesson in this full-color book has been methodically revised to be more concise and efficient, making your learning experience as productive as possible.
- Covers the latest in CSS, including the new features of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome
- Reviews the vast improvements to mobile browsers and how CSS can work with them
- Provides helpful examples and walks you through real-world solutions to common hurdles
- Discusses embedded fonts, compatibility tables, and cross-browser bug scenarios
Beginning CSS, Third Edition gets you completely up to date so that you can start using CSS in the newest Web and mobile browsers today!
About the Author
is a web developer living in London, England, and working for the BBC. He has been working on the web for over 11 years, producing web sites from small sites for local businesses to the latest version of the Yahoo! home page. He is a member of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Education and Outreach Working Group and a web accessibility advocate.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE BASICS.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
CHAPTER 2: THE BITS THAT MAKE UP A STYLE SHEET.
CHAPTER 3: SELECTORS.
CHAPTER 4: THE CASCADE AND INHERITANCE.
PART II: PROPERTIES.
CHAPTER 5: APPLYING FONT FACES.
CHAPTER 6: MANIPULATING THE DISPLAY OF TEXT.
CHAPTER 7: BACKGROUND COLORS AND IMAGES.
CHAPTER 8: THE BOX MODEL: CONTROLLING MARGINS, BORDERS, PADDING, WIDTH, AND HEIGHT.
CHAPTER 9: FLOATING AND VERTICAL ALIGNMENT.
CHAPTER 10: STYLING LISTS.
CHAPTER 11: POSITIONING.
CHAPTER 12: STYLING TABLES.
CHAPTER 13: CREATE A COMPLETE LAYOUT.
PART III: ADVANCED CSS AND ALTERNATIVE MEDIA.
CHAPTER 14: ADVANCED SELECTORS.
CHAPTER 15: STYLING FOR PRINT.
CHAPTER 16: CUSTOMIZING THE MOUSE CURSOR.
CHAPTER 17: CONTROLLING OPACITY AND VISIBILITY.
CHAPTER 18: STYLING CONTENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES.
CHAPTER 19: CLOSING COMMENTS.
APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES.
APPENDIX B: ADDITIONAL CSS RESOURCES.
APPENDIX C: CSS REFERENCE.
APPENDIX D: CSS COLORS.