Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design / Edition 1

Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design / Edition 1

by Christopher Schmitt, Mark Trammell, Ethan Marcotte, Dunstan Orchard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764588338

ISBN-13: 9780764588334

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Professional CSS Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

As the preferred technology for Web design, cascading style sheets (CSS) enable Web designers and developers to define consistent styles on multiple pages. Written by leading CSS authors who are also professional programmers and designers, this is the first book to showcase examples of high-profile, real-world

Overview

Professional CSS Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

As the preferred technology for Web design, cascading style sheets (CSS) enable Web designers and developers to define consistent styles on multiple pages. Written by leading CSS authors who are also professional programmers and designers, this is the first book to showcase examples of high-profile, real-world Web sites created by world-famous designers using CSS.

Each chapter offers an exploratory look at each designer's process from start to finish and how he overcame each site's unique set of challenges. You'll learn what each designer would have done differently as well as various CSS tips and techniques that were used for each site. This is a resource to which you can turn regularly for more know-how and insights into designing large-scale, professional-level Web sites with CSS.

What you will learn from this book
* The preliminaries you need to iron out before you begin a site in order to avoid problems later
* How to tackle browser-compatibility issues
* Best practices for using XHTML with CSS
* How to successfully integrate Flash content into an XHTML and CSS site
* Using drop shadows, drop-down menus, bounding boxes, and rollovers
* Ways to develop a site that can reliably handle constant streams of up-to-date information

Who this book is for

This book is for designers who understand CSS at an intermediate to advanced level, but who are looking to learn how to effectively develop CSS-enabled designs at a professional level.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764588334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Planning and Development of Your Site.

Chapter 2: Best Practices for XHTML and CSS.

Chapter 3: Blogger: Rollovers and Design Improvements.

Chapter 4: The PGA Championship.

Chapter 5: The University of Florida.

Chapter 6: ESPN.com: Powerful Layout Changes.

Chapter 7: FastCompany.com: Building a Flexible Three-Column Layout.

Chapter 8: Stuff and Nonsense: Strategies for CSS Switching.

Chapter 9: Bringing It All Together.

Appendix A: HTML 4.01 Elements.

Appendix B: Rules for HTML-to-XHTML Conversion.

Appendix C: CSS 2.1 Properties.

Appendix D: Troubleshooting CSS Guide.

Index.

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