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One of the toughest challenges novice CSS developers face is when seemingly perfect code doesn’t translate into a perfectly rendered browser page—and with all the different browsers available today, this happens all too often. The CSS Detective Guide aims to help, by teaching real world troubleshooting skills. You’ll learn how to track clues, analyze the evidence, and get to the truth behind CSS mysteries. These aren’t pat solutions, but rather strategies for thinking about CSS. Author Denise Jacobs begins by going over the basics of CSS with a special emphasis on common causes of problems. Then she shows you methods for giving your code the third degree. Then you’ll take a look at the line-up of usual suspects, the common problems and persistent bugs that are often encountered in CSS.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to play detective and find the guilty culprit in:
- The Case of the Devilish Details
- The Case of the Mistaken Identity
- The Case of the Single White Space
- The Case of the Float with a Mind of Its Own
- The Case of the Browser Who Hated Me
- The Case of the LOL Layout
At the end, you’ll find that you can crack any case and solve any future mystery that you encounter, and your coding problems will become elementary.
One of the toughest challenges novice CSS developers face is when their seemingly perfect code doesn't translate into a perfectly-rendered browser page--and with all the different browsers available today, this challenge happens all too often. The CSS Detective Guide teaches real-world troubleshooting skills, helping designers and developers to move past the mysterious problems of CSS and correctly interpret clues to resolve their issues. These aren't pat solutions, but rather creative approaches and solid best practices for how readers should be thinking about and applying CSS. And the fun of playing detective enhances the learning experience.
One of the toughest challenges novice CSS developers face is when seemingly perfect code doesn’t translate into a perfectly rendered browser page—and with all the di
About the Author
Since teaching herself HTML in 1996, Denise R. Jacobs has worked at creating and maintaining websites, web application localization, web project management, and teaching web design/development. Currently, Denise is a Web Solutions Consultant in Miami, Florida, helping individuals and businesses increase their web knowledge, and transform their web presences by incorporating web standards, web 2.0 tools and social media. She is passionate about teaching novices about the web and empowering them with tools and resources. She is part of the organizing committee of Social Media Club South Florida, and an active member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) Education Task Force.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Detective's Apprentice
Chapter One: Investigating the Scene of the Crime
Chapter Two: The Tools of the Trade
Chapter Three: Giving the Third Degree
Chapter Four: The Usual Suspects
Part Two: The Game's Afoot!
Chapter Five: The Case of the Devilish Details
Chapter Six: The Case of the Mistaken Identity
Chapter Seven: The Case of the Single White Space
Chapter Eight: The Case of the Float with a Mind of Its Own
Chapter Nine: The Case of the Browser Who Hated Me
Chapter Ten: The Case of the LOL Layout