Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

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Overview




• This book is the perfect introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the Web markup standard that allows Web designers and developers to easily make a style change to one CSS template and then change formatting across hundreds-or thousands-of pages

• Covers the current CSS standard versions (CSS 1 and CSS 2) with notes and comments where appropriate on the CSS 3 standard in development

• Includes quick reference on CSS at the end of the book as well as integrated reference coverage throughout

• Teaches by using an example-oriented approach and includes exercises at the end of each chapter, with sample solutions provided in the appendix

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CSS equals faster web development, better pages, more flexibility, easier updates. But it’s hard, you say? Not with Beginning CSS. This book flattens the learning curve, then takes you a whole lot further than “typical” beginner’s books.

Here are CSS’ basic anatomy and syntax; the “widgets” and rules that come together to make it work; all you need to know about selectors and inheritance. Here’s how to manipulate text and fonts, create liquid designs, avoid “tag soup,” style lists and backgrounds, control positioning. Here’s how to use CSS with XML, mobile devices, even print documents. Richard York even covers the workarounds to Internet Explorer’s imperfect CSS support, from the “Peek-A-Boo” bug to “IE7,” an open source JavaScript layer that adds near-perfect compatibility.

You won’t just learn CSS from this book: You’ll use it as a reference, constantly. Bill Camarda, from the February 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764576423
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Wrox Beginning Guides Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard York is a freelance web designer and a participant in the open source community. After attending website and graphic design courses at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, Richard continued a course of self-study which involved mastering design of web sites using web technologies like CSS, XHTML, and PHP.
When not writing for Wrox or building a website, Richard works on open source webmail applications written for PHP PEAR, an open source repository of PHP applications. Richard also enjoys writing poetry, playing music, and painting. He maintains a website at smilingsouls.net that exhibits his personal and professional interests.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introducing Cascading Style Sheets 9
Ch. 2 Document standards 17
Ch. 3 The basics of CSS anatomy and syntax 43
Ch. 4 Data types, keywords, color, length, and the URI 57
Ch. 5 CSS selectors 77
Ch. 6 Pseudo-element and pseudo-class selectors 107
Ch. 7 Inheritance and the Cascade 135
Ch. 8 Text manipulation 163
Ch. 9 Font manipulation 203
Ch. 10 Liquid design and the CSS box model 237
Ch. 11 CSS buoyancy : collapsing margins, floating, and vertical alignment 309
Ch. 12 Styling lists and the user interface 343
Ch. 13 Backgrounds : setting the scene 357
Ch. 14 Positioning 383
Ch. 15 Styling for handheld devices and print 413
Ch. 16 Styling tables 429
Ch. 17 Styling XML 461
Ch. 18 Cross-browser compatibility 491
App. A Exercise answers 521
App. B CSS reference 565
App. C CSS colors 591
App. D Browser rendering modes 603
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