Synopses & Reviews
When you're working with CSS and need a quick answer, CSS Pocket Reference delivers. This handy, concise book provides all of the essential information you need to implement CSS on the fly. Ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers, the 4th edition is revised and updated for CSS3, the latest version of the Cascading Style Sheet specification. Along with a complete alphabetical reference to CSS3 selectors and properties, you'll also find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS.
Based on Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, this reference is an easy-to-use cheatsheet of the CSS specifications you need for any task at hand. This book helps you:
- Quickly find and adapt the style elements you need
- Learn how CSS3 features complement and extend your CSS practices
- Discover new value types and new CSS selectors
- Implement drop shadows, multiple backgrounds, rounded corners, and border images
- Get new information about transforms and transitions
About the Author
Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is also the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting (www.complexspiral.com), which counts among its clients America Online; Apple Computer, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank; and Macromedia, which described Eric as "a critical partner in our efforts to transform Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 into a revolutionary tool for CSS-based design."
Beginning in early 1994, Eric was the visual designer and campus web coordinator for the Case Western Reserve University web site, where he also authored a widely acclaimed series of three HTML tutorials and was Project Coordinator for the online version of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and the Dictionary of Cleveland Biography, the first encyclopedia of urban history published fully and freely on the Web.
Author of Eric Meyer on CSS and More Eric Meyer on CSS (New Riders), Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly), and CSS2.0 Programmer's Reference (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), as well as numerous articles for the O'Reilly Network, Web Techniques, and Web Review, Eric also created the CSS Browser Compatibility Charts and coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's official CSS Test Suite. He has lectured to a wide variety of organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New York Public Library, Cornell University, and the University of Northern Iowa. Eric has also delivered addresses and technical presentations at numerous conferences, among them An Event Apart (which he cofounded), the IW3C2 WWW series, Web Design World, CMP, SXSW, the User Interface conference series, and The Other Dreamweaver Conference.
In his personal time, Eric acts as List Chaperone of the highly active css-discuss mailing list (www.css-discuss.org), which he cofounded with John Allsopp of Western Civilisation and which is now supported by evolt.org. Eric lives in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe. For nine years, he was the host of "Your Father's Oldsmobile," a Big Band-era radio show heard weekly on WRUW 91.1 FM in Cleveland.
You can find more detailed information on Eric's personal web page at http://www.meyerweb.com/eric.
Table of Contents
Preface; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Chapter 1: Basic Concepts; 1.1 Adding Styles to HTML and XHTML; 1.2 Rule Structure; 1.3 Comments; 1.4 Style Precedence; 1.5 Element Classification; 1.6 Element Display Roles; 1.7 Basic Visual Layout; 1.8 Floating; 1.9 Positioning; 1.10 Table Layout; Chapter 2: Values; 2.1 Keywords; 2.2 Color Values; 2.3 Number Values; 2.4 Percentage Values; 2.5 Length Values; 2.6 URIs; 2.7 Angles; 2.8 Times; 2.9 Frequencies; 2.10 Strings; Chapter 3: Selectors; 3.1 Selectors; 3.2 Structural Pseudo-Classes; 3.3 The Negation Pseudo-Class; 3.4 Interaction Pseudo-Classes; 3.5 Pseudo-Elements; 3.6 Media Queries; Chapter 4: Property Reference; 4.1 Universal Values; 4.2 Visual Media; 4.3 Paged Media; 4.4 Aural Media;