Synopses & Reviews
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a Web markup standard that allows Web designers to define the appearance and position of a Web page using special dynamic effects
- This book is the perfect beginner reference, showing those new to CSS how to design Web pages and implement numerous useful CSS effects available
- Seasoned For Dummies author Richard Mansfield explains how CSS can streamline and speed up Web development
- Explains how to take control of the many elements in a Web page, integrate CSS into new or existing sites, choose the best coding techniques, and execute advanced visual effects such as transitions
- U Features a special discussion on browser incompatibility issues involving CSS and how to solve potential problems
A step-by-step guide for stepping up from plain HTML
Create Web sites that grab attention, remain consistent, and are easy to update
Attention Web designers! CSS can be your secret weapon, and this book shows you how to use it. CSS helps you create dynamic visual effects, unify the look of your site, and deliver your site's content in a professional way that gets noticed. It even makes updates and changes a breeze. Here's what you need to get up to speed!
Discover how to
- Create practical style sheets
- Format pages that are visually pleasing
- Manage details such as colors and backgrounds
- Handle lists and tables
- Render complex documents
About the Author
was the editor of COMPUTE!
Magazine from 1981 to 1987. During that time, he wrote hundreds of magazine articles and two columns. From 1987 to 1991, he was editorial director and partner at Signal Research. He began writing books full-time in 1991 and has written 36 computer books since 1982. Of those, four became bestsellers: Machine Language for Beginners
(COMPUTE! Books), The Second Book of Machine Language
(COMPUTE! Books), The Visual Guide to Visual Basic
(Ventana), and The Visual Basic Power Toolkit
(Ventana, coauthored by Evangelos Petroutsos). His books combined have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 12 languages.
Richard’s recent titles include Office 2003 Application Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Visual Basic .NET All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course, Visual Basic .NET Database Programming For Dummies, Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies (all published by Wiley), Hacker Attack (Sybex), and The Wi-Fi Experience: Everyone’s Guide to 802.11b Wireless Networking (Pearson Education, coauthored by Harold Davis).
Table of Contents
Part I: The ABCs of CSS.
Chapter 1: CSS Fulfills a Promise.
Chapter 2: Getting Results with CSS.
Chapter 3: Up and Running with Selectors.
Part II: Looking Good with CSS.
Chapter 4: Taking a Position.
Chapter 5: All About Text.
Chapter 6: Managing Details in Style Sheets.
Chapter 7: Styling It Your Way.
Part III: Adding Artistry: Design and Composition with CSS.
Chapter 8: Web Design Basics.
Chapter 9: Spacing Out with Boxes.
Chapter 10: Organizing Your Web Pages Visually.
Chapter 11: Designing with Auto and Inline Elements.
Chapter 12: Handling Tables and Lists (And Doing Away with Tables).
Chapter 13: Creating Dramatic Visual Effects.
Part IV: Advanced CSS Techniques.
Chapter 14: Specializing in Selection.
Chapter 15: CSS Moves into the Future.
Chapter 16: Programmatic CSS.
Chapter 17: Testing and Debugging.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Great CSS Tips and Tricks.
Chapter 19: Ten Topics That Don’t Fit Elsewhere in the Book (But Are Important).