Speaking in Styles: Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers

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Speaking in Styles aims to help Web designers learn the "language" that will be used to take their vision from the static comp to the live Internet. Many designers think that CSS is code, and that it's too hard to learn. Jason takes an approach to CSS that breaks it down around common design tasks and helps the reader learn that they already think in styles--they just need to learn to speak the language.

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Speaking in Styles aims to help Web designers learn the "language" that will be used to take their vision from the static comp to the live Internet. Many designers think that CSS is code, and that it's too hard to learn. Jason takes an approach to CSS that breaks it down around common design tasks and helps the reader learn that they already think in styles--they just need to learn to speak the language.

Jason helps Web designers find their voice, walks them through the grammar of CSS, shows them how to write their design specs in CSS, and how to prepare it for screen, printer or handheld devices. Along the way designers will learn to optimize their code, make it accessible, optimize for search engines, mix it up with Flash, and more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780321574169
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Series: Voices That Matter Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART 1 A Web Primer
What is a Web Page?
Web Designer’s Toolbox
The Myths of CSS
PART 2 CSS Grammer
Syntax: Creating Meaning
Semantics: Making Sense of Styles
Vocabulary: Talking the Talk
PART 3 Speaking Like a Native
Designing with CSS
Layout
Typography
Navigation
Chrome
The Last Word
APPENDIXES
A: voxLibris Code
B: CSS Values
C: Fixing Internet Explorer
Index
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    Ever since I bought this book I always keep it in my laptop bag, but not just because its size. This book is great for someone who wants a reference book on CSS and it is also a great book for self taught individuals. This is my favorite programming book by far. Definitely a must buy!

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