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CSS Cookbook
     

CSS Cookbook

by Christopher Schmitt
 

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a powerful way to enrich the presentation of HTML-based web pages; they enable web authors to give their pages additional structure and a more sophisticated look. CSS's compact file size helps web pages load quickly, and by allowing changes made in one place to be applied across the entire document, CSS can save hours of tedious

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a powerful way to enrich the presentation of HTML-based web pages; they enable web authors to give their pages additional structure and a more sophisticated look. CSS's compact file size helps web pages load quickly, and by allowing changes made in one place to be applied across the entire document, CSS can save hours of tedious changing and updating. To leverage the full power of CSS, web authors usually first have to sift through CSS theory to find practical solutions that resolve real-world problems. The CSS Cookbook cuts straight through the theory to provide dozens of useful examples and CSS code recipes that web authors can use immediately to format their web pages. The CSS Cookbook provides much more than quick code solutions to pressing problems. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables you to customize your formatting and shows why the solution works so that you can adapt these techniques to other situations. The recipes in the CSS Cookbook range from the basics every web author needs to code concoctions that can take your web pages to new levels. The CSS Cookbook is the ideal companion to O'Reilly's Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596554682
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/17/2006
Series:
Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

Christopher Schmitt has been working with the Web since 1993. He is the author of several books on web design and digital imaging, including earlier editions of CSS Cookbook, and is a contributing writer to many web development magazines.

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