Customer Reviews for

CSS: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted December 16, 2012


    This book is several years old (published in 2007) and as a Definitive Guide, it covers CSS 2.1 which interfaces well with HTML 3.0 and 4.0. The current release is CSS 3, which works best when using HTML 5. The reason why I am working with the “older” version of CSS and HTML is to maintain better alignment with people who have “dated” computer setups. Not everyone is out purchasing the newest technology nor has everyone migrated from the slow dial up internet connections. Therefore I stay back a generation or two when doing website development. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a way to simplify HTML programming and maintaining a standard or very similar appearance among web pages on a single website. One CSS file can be called from many HTML pages thereby providing a single location to manage fonts, colors, and page layouts and stylize the website for a consistent appearance. CSS: The Definitive Guide was first published in 2000 and now the third 2007 edition provides a very thorough layout for using CSS. The book provides a well-organized presentation demonstrating the coding structures for designing web pages while simplifying HTML. In fact, some HTML code has been deprecated (become obsolete) relying on using CSS code either from separate files called by the HTML page or CSS coding directly imbedded in the HTML web page. The first four chapters of Meyer’s book provides background material for learning the basic rules and use of classes; formatting CSS code, the elements for coding naming colors, fonts sizes; and various measuring units for laying out margins and spacing between various structure types (such as in boxes and table layouts). Then the book proceeds in the next eight chapters to describe the different aspects of coding that define a page layout. From chapter to respective chapter, Meyer covers fonts and text properties; layout of boxes; and then boxes’ associated use of positioning fonts with padding and margins; moving on into positioning boxes in a web page; and finally transitions to the stalwart of most web page structures laying out tables. I rate this book high in clarity as a guide for designing cascading style sheets interfaced within HTML coding for creating outstanding websites.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1