CSS Cookbook: Quick Solutions to Common CSS Problems

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As the industry standard method for enriching the presentation of HTML-based web pages, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow you to give web pages more structure and a more sophisticated look. But first, you have to get past CSS theory and resolve real-world problems.

For those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project, CSS Cookbook provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that you can use immediately to format your web pages. Arranged in a ...

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Overview

As the industry standard method for enriching the presentation of HTML-based web pages, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow you to give web pages more structure and a more sophisticated look. But first, you have to get past CSS theory and resolve real-world problems.

For those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project, CSS Cookbook provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that you can use immediately to format your web pages. Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, the second edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers: Microsoft's IE 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 1.5. Also, the book has been expanded to cover the interaction of CSS and images and now includes more recipes for beginning CSS users. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables you to customize the formatting for your specific needs. With topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, this book is a must-have companion, regardless of your experience with Cascading Style Sheets.

"CSS Cookbook" provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that readers can use immediately to format their Web pages. Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, this second edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers.

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The first CSS “recipe” you steal from CSS Cookbook will pay for the book several times over. After that, it will all be gravy.

So which one would you like to start with? A recipe for setting initial caps or creating pull quotes? For creating rollovers without JavaScript? Placing background images or page borders? Changing list formats? Creating form buttons? Creating printer-friendly pages? Hiding styles from (arrgh!) Netscape 4.x, or CSS rules from (arrgh!) IE5/Mac? Add 75 more recipes, and you’ve got the drift.

Each chapter includes a complete sample design. You’ll find them for typography, controlling page elements, links/navigation, lists, forms, tables, page layouts, printing, and more. If you want to do CSS right, but you’re on a deadline, this can’t be beat. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596527419
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Schmitt has been working on the Web since 1993. He is the principal of Heatvision.com, Inc., a new media design firm, and resides in Orlando, Florida. Christopher speaks frequently about web design at conferences including South by Southwest Interactive and Web Design World. His books include "Designing CSS Web Pages" (New Riders), "Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design" (Wrox), and "CSS Cookbook" (O'Reilly).

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Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: GeneralChapter 2: Web TypographyChapter 3: ImagesChapter 4: Page ElementsChapter 5: ListsChapter 6: Links and NavigationChapter 7: FormsChapter 8: TablesChapter 9: Page LayoutsChapter 10: PrintChapter 11: Hacks, Workarounds, and TroubleshootingChapter 12: Designing with CSSAppendix A: ResourcesAppendix B: CSS 2.1 Properties and Proprietary ExtensionsAppendix C: CSS 2.1 Selectors, Pseudo-Classes, and Pseudo-ElementsAppendix D: Styling of Form ElementsColophon

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