Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide [NOOK Book]

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In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers.

You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to...

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Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide

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Overview

In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers.

You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and programmers, and blends creative design ideas with accurate technical descriptions. It will help you create robust, stylish, and flexible layouts that adjust to the constantly changing content of today’s data-driven online applications, and that display appropriately on monitors, tablets, or mobile phones.

In Stylin’ with CSS, you will:

  • See how HTML5 and CSS3 work together
  • Develop multi-column, fixed-width, and fluid layouts
  • Discover how the positioning and floating properties really work!
  • Explore professional typographic techniques using downloadable fonts
  • Style UI elements, such as drop-down menus, forms, and pop up overlays
  • Write media queries that modify your page layouts for different screen sizes
  • Learn about CSS3 shadows, rounded corners, gradients, and background images
  • Create interactivity with CSS3 transforms and transitions
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As Charles Wyke-Smith puts it, if you want to use CSS, you can't do it halfway: "You are in or you're not in." (Or, in Yoda's immortal words, "Do. Or do not. There is no try.") If you're ready to design CSS-based web sites like you mean it, get Wyke-Smith's Stylin' with CSS.

With the rapid growth of browsers like Firefox, Apple's Safari, and Konqueror, it's no longer enough to design for IE. You need to learn CSS from a scrupulously standards-based perspective. That's Wyke-Smith's approach. At the same time, Smith -- whose web clients range from Wells Fargo to ESPN Videogames -- reveals practical hacks for rendering perfectly on Microsoft's still idiosyncratic Internet Explorer.

The book is packed with examples, downloadable samples, and templates -- everything you need to move from simple typographical CSS styles through complex fluid layouts and user interface elements.

All too often, CSS features are taught in isolation, leaving web designers confused about how to integrate them in real-world sites. That's why Wyke-Smith's start-to-finish case study is especially welcome. You'll walk through every step of building or adapting a CSS-based site: defining folder structures and site architectures; creating headers and left-column navigation; styling right columns, news links, and footers; creating flexible content areas; even maximizing design control by constraining minimum and maximum widths.

The book wraps up with quick references to both XHTML tags and CSS properties and values. So it'll remain a handy reference long after it's helped you move entirely to CSS-based presentation on every site you build. Bill Camarda, from the June 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133088335
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 620,233
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Charles Wyke-Smith has over fifteen years of Web design experience and has developed Web sites and online applications for Wells Fargo, ESPN Videogames, Benefitfocus and PeopleMatter. Charles brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to Web design and online application development with experience in business manage- ment, graphic design, programming, and information architecture. StylinwithCSS.com
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Table of Contents

Introduction --the new world of the Web
Chapter 1 HTML5
Chapter 2 CSS --how it works
Chapter 3 Stylin' --Fonts and Text
Chapter 4 Positioning Elements
Chapter 5 Page Layout
Chapter 6 UI components
Chapter 7 Enhanced designs with CSS3
Chapter 8 Responsive Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    Good writing makes it easy to understand CSS

    I have read a few books on CSS and it seems that I get one or two useful pieces of information from each one. This book puts it all together in an easy to read, well-written book. The title put me off a bit at first but the content is first rate. Well worth the money.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    Why Can't All Programming Books Be This Well Done!

    I have been trying to fully learn CSS for some time and have had a heck of a time locating a good book (believe me, I have read over 20 books on the subject over the past 3 years). This book is no where near as thick as others I have read in the past but I gave it a shot anyway -- this book was well worth it! In two days, this book taught me CSS. It provides all of the essentials one needs to know for establishing a foundation with CSS and allows the reader to explore further then the reading material. Unlike other books on programming, this one is not written so only uber-geeks understand it, anyone with basic HTML coding knowledge can pick up this book and move beyond table based layouts into CSS.<BR/><BR/>I'm so impressed with this book, I have asked my wife to get me the Second Edition as a Christmas gift this year -- this book is just to valuable to not be without.<BR/><BR/>Well done, Mr. Wyke-Smith.

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