CSS permits web designers to gain near-total visual control over their sites. But it doesn't guarantee that you will. Most web designers aren't born coders, and in any case, code isn't enough. Transcending CSS takes you the rest of the way.
With guidance from the legendary Molly Holzschlag, Andy Clarke shows how to make sure CSS details never compromise your artistic vision. A wonderful chapter on "visualizing code" deepens your understanding of the relationship between great designs and their underlying CSS markup. You'll learn how to create visual sitemaps using the authors' innovative "markup guides"; build wireframes; and streamline site design workflow, from start to finish.
In a final chapter, Clarke and Holzschlag point you toward entirely new ways to express your personal inspiration as a web designer -- transcending not just CSS but HTML, XHTML, weird browsers, and even the cramped vision of your clients. Bill Camarda, from the December 2006 Read Only