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CSS works better than it once did but not nearly as well as it should. Even today’s best new browsers have CSS quirks, and when you think about all those versions of IE and Netscape 4 still floating around... But clients don’t care about your problems. They just want their sites to look right. So you’ve got to hack and tweak. So you need Joe Lowery’s CSS Hacks and Filters.
Lowery starts with the notorious Netscape 4. You’ll learn how to give Netscape its own weird stylesheet or (if that’s too painful) hide individual CSS rules from it. Lowery offers specific fixes for Netscape’s non-standard handling of fonts, margins, borders, backgrounds, lists, and tables. After offering comparable tips for IE 3/4, he turns to hiding CSS selectively from newer browsers. For instance, despite IE5/Mac’s relative quality, it too has issues. Lowery offers four widely used solutions: the @media, Mac Band Pass, Commented Backslash, and Tan hacks.
Lowery’s solutions range from accessibility to navigation, graphics to media. He even provides several CSS layouts that have been pre-hacked for you. Dreamweaver users will especially appreciate his two Dreamweaver-specific chapters, including coverage of integrating CSS hacks into templates.
In a perfect, 100 percent web standardscompliant world, you wouldn’t need this stuff. Here on earth, you do. Bill Camarda, from the August 2005 Read Only