Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 [NOOK Book]

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In Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3, authors Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis demonstrate how to use Dreamweaver CS3 and CSS together to create highly individualized, standards-based layouts. Through hands-on projects with visuals, the book gives readers an in-depth understanding of Dreamweaver's 32 CSS-based layouts (new in Dreamweaver CS3) and their application, enabling every user of Dreamweaver to learn CSS effectively and easily.
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Overview

In Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3, authors Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis demonstrate how to use Dreamweaver CS3 and CSS together to create highly individualized, standards-based layouts. Through hands-on projects with visuals, the book gives readers an in-depth understanding of Dreamweaver's 32 CSS-based layouts (new in Dreamweaver CS3) and their application, enabling every user of Dreamweaver to learn CSS effectively and easily.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132104050
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Recognized as a Dreamweaver, accessibility, CSS and XHTML expert by the worldwide Web community, Stephanie Sullivan frequently presents at conferences, where her insightful, down-to-earth, and entertaining sessions garner top ratings. Stephanie's tutorials and educational articles appear regularly on sites such as Adobe's Developer Center. Greg Rewis is the Worldwide Senior Evangelist for Web Tools for Adobe and spends over 200 days a year on the road, talking with customers, giving product demonstrations at trade shows and seminars, speaking at industry conferences, and leading specialized advanced training sessions featuring Adobe's Web Tools product line.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     viii
Who Should Read this Book?     x
How is the Book Structured?     x
Files and Reference Material     xi
About the Authors     xi
Laying the CSS Groundwork     2
The (X)HTML Document     5
The CSS Document     10
Manipulating the Natural Flow     27
Using the Fixed, Centered Starter Pages     46
Beginning to Build     48
Using Shorthand Properties in CSS     55
Using Background Images     59
Creating the Header     64
Rounding the Side Column     70
Adding the Bottom of the Page     74
A Bit About Floating and Clearing     81
The Issue of Source Order     85
Fonts and Final Styling     88
Drop Caps-Simple Page Interest     94
Completing the Footer     96
Bust the Bugs     96
Declaring Media Types     100
Wrapping It Up     103
Migrating a Table-based Layout to CSS     104
The CSS Issues     107
Cleaning Up the [left angle bracket]table[right angle bracket] Mess     119
Rebuilding the Page Header     138
Continuing the Cleanup Process     144
Removing the Final Table Markup     149
A Final Review     153
Using the Liquid CSS Layouts     154
Simplifying the CSS Selectors     156
Creating the Header     159
Creating the Horizontal Navigation Bar     163
Laying Out the Main Content Area     175
Getting to the Bottom of it-Styling the Footer     191
Creating a More Complex Design with Elastic Layouts     198
The New Document     201
The Significance of the Em Unit     207
The Visual Transformation     214
The Main Content     224
The Main Site Navigation     228
Creating and Styling an Em-Based Form     240
Creating and Styling Accessible Data Tables     252
Building a Gallery Site with CSS and Spry     262
Selecting the Proper Starter Layout     264
Building the Initial Framework     266
Lights, Camera, Content...     269
Directions, Please...     277
Combining Two CSS Layouts for Use in a Single Site     290
Building the Gallery-Part One     296
Progressive Enhancement-Making the Gallery "Cool"     304
Getting the Validation Gold Star     323
Index     336
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