CSS Pocket Reference [NOOK Book]

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When you're working with CSS and need a quick answer, CSS Pocket Reference delivers. This handy, concise book provides all of the essential information you need to implement CSS on the fly. Ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers, the 4th edition is revised and updated for CSS3, the latest version of the Cascading Style Sheet specification. Along with a complete alphabetical reference to CSS3 selectors and properties, ...

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Overview

When you're working with CSS and need a quick answer, CSS Pocket Reference delivers. This handy, concise book provides all of the essential information you need to implement CSS on the fly. Ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers, the 4th edition is revised and updated for CSS3, the latest version of the Cascading Style Sheet specification. Along with a complete alphabetical reference to CSS3 selectors and properties, you'll also find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS.


Based on Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, this reference is an easy-to-use cheatsheet of the CSS specifications you need for any task at hand. This book helps you:

  • Quickly find and adapt the style elements you need
  • Learn how CSS3 features complement and extend your CSS practices
  • Discover new value types and new CSS selectors
  • Implement drop shadows, multiple backgrounds, rounded corners, and border images
  • Get new information about transforms and transitions

The CSS Pocket Reference introduces CSS and lists all CSS1 properties, plus the CSS1 pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes. To help overcome the obstacle of browser incompatibility, we've included a comprehensive guide to how the browsers have implemented support for CSS1. For anyone who wants to correctly implement CSS, this is a handy condensed reference to all the details in the larger volume, Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449313050
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 291,683
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993. Although he spent most of that time as Hypermedia Systems Manager for Digital Media Services at Case Western Reserve University, he left CWRU in March 2000 to join an information technology firm in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe. Eric has been called "an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)." He is an Invited Expert and member of the W3C CSS&FP Working Group, coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's CSS Test Suite, remains active on CSS newsgroups, and edits Web Review's Style Sheets Reference Guide. He does as much writing as he can without burning out, and also does his best to keep up with CSS support in popular web browsers. If you have a taste for early jazz and swing, you can catch his weekly big band radio show over the Internet via WRUW-FM 91.1 in Cleveland. When not otherwise busy, Eric is usually bothering his wife Kat in some fashion.
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Table of Contents

Conventions used in this book 1
Adding styles to HTML and XHTML 2
Rule structure 5
Style precedence 6
Element classification 8
Element display roles 9
Basic visual layout 10
Floating rules 13
Positioning rules 15
Table layout 21
Values 28
Selectors 33
Pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements 38
Property reference 43
Paged media 105
Dropped form CSS2.1 108
Visual styles 108
Paged media 110
Aural styles 111
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Great Reference Guide

    Extremely helpful and easy to understand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    Indispensable reference

    I am a big fan of O'Reilly's 'Pocket Reference' books and this one was no disappointment. In fact, this guide by Eric Meyer is exceptionally well written with clear explanations of CSS terminology. The first few sections on rules, precedence, positioning, layouts, etc. helped me - fairly new to CSS - grasp the gist of CSS better than more extensive tutorials because of Meyer's concise explanations and well-conceived illustrations. Of course, the long-term value of these reference books is the alphabetical list of terms with definitions, applications, syntax and examples. As with the other Pocket Reference books, a beginner should not come to this book for an introduction to CSS. There are many great books (some by Meyer) and web sites that get you up and running quickly. But even the beginner will find this invaluable as a quick reference book throughout the learning process. I keep it right next to my screen when doing any web work. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2004

    Worthless - CSS2 Not Covered

    Eric Meyer is a respected name where CSS is concerned and his books on CSS are well-regarded. This pocket guide, however, does not meet his usual high standard. The main failing is the lack of information on CSS Level 2. Even though the guide is a few years old, all the important information about CSS2 was available at the time, making its omission in a pocket guide peculiar. The other failing is poor typesetting, making the entry for individual properties hard to see and thus hard to find. This problem is magnified because there is no index, so finding a given item is a hit or miss proposition. I expect a pocket reference to be complete and efficient. O'Reilly misses the boat with this one.

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