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What people are saying about CSS Cookbook
""Christopher's fantastic cookbook will give you solutions to pretty much all of the CSS problems you'll come up against in your day-to-day web design work, saving you bags of time and frustration. This guy is one of the industry's brightest minds -- he really knows his stuff.""
--Chris Mills, Opera Software
Learn how to solve the real problems you face with CSS. This cookbook offers hundreds of practical examples for using CSS to format your web pages, and includes code samples you can use right away. You'll find exactly what you need, from the basics to complex hacks and workarounds.
Each recipe explains how to customize a solution to meet your needs, and each chapter features a sample design that showcases the topics discussed. You'll learn about the behavior of the latest browsers-including IE 8, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Google Chrome-and how you can resolve differences in the ways they display your web pages. Arranged in a convenient format for quick reference, this third edition is a valuable companion for anyone working with CSS.
- Learn the basics, such as the CSS rule structure
- Work with web typography and page layout
- Create effects for images and other page elements
- Learn techniques for configuring lists, forms, and tables
- Design effective web navigation and create custom links
- Learn useful troubleshooting techniques
- Explore features of HTML5 and CSS3
Books on web design and development remain hot property. In 2008, books in this category garnered $44.3 million in revenue, and $14.2 million through April 2009. O'Reilly owns 25% of this market, with top-selling books such as Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML (9780596101978) and Learning PHP & MySQL (9780596514013).
Gives readers a quick answer to ""How do I make it look like THAT?"" in today's ever-more complicated web development world. This book is a must-have companion for web designers and developers, regardless of their experience with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Updated for the latest web browsers and CSS specification, the third edition offers web authors an extensive collection of usable code for solving hundreds of common style sheet problems.
About the Author
Christopher Schmitt is the founder of Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm, based in Cincinnati, OH. 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 90's while he was an undergraduate at Florida State University working on a Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Afterwards, he earned a Masters in Communication for Interactive and New Communication Technologies while obtaining a graduate certificate in Project Management from FSU's College of Communication.
He is the author of CSS Cookbook, which was named Best Web Design Book of 2006, and one of the first books that looked at CSS-enabled designs, Designing CSS Web Pages (New Riders). He is also the co-author of Adapting to Web Standards (New Riders), Professional CSS (Wrox), Photoshop in 10 Steps or Less (Wiley) and Dreamweaver Design Projects (glasshaus) and contributed four chapters to XML, HTML, and XHTML Magic (New Riders). Christopher has also written for New Architect Magazine, A List Apart, Digital Web and Web Reference.
He is the list moderator for Babble, a mailing list community devoted to advanced web design and development topics. With the Web Standards Project, Christopher helps co-lead the Adobe Task Force while contributing to its Education Task Force.
On his personal web site, Christopher shows his true colors and most recent activities. He is 6'7" and doesn't play professional basketball but wouldn't mind a good game of chess.
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