ISBN-10:
0321193121
ISBN-13:
9780321193124
Pub. Date:
04/25/2005
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web, Third Edition / Edition 3

Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Hakon Wium Lie, Bert Bos
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ISBN-13: 9780321193124
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 04/25/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

HåKON WIUM LIE is the CTO of Opera Software. His job is to make sure Opera remains a better, smaller, and faster browser than the one you know. Before joining Opera in 1999, Håkon worked at W3C, where he was responsible for the development of Cascading Style Sheets—a concept he proposed while working at CERN in 1994. Håkon holds an MS degree in visual studies from the MIT Media Lab.

BERT BOS, along with Lie, was one of the original authors of CSS. He joined W3C in 1995 to launch its internationalization activities and currently coordinates its style sheet activities.

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Cascading Style Sheets, Third Edition, Designing for the Web

Since its introduction in 1996, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) has revolutionized web page design. Now, in 2004, most web pages use CSS, and many designers base their layouts entirely on CSS. To do so successfully requires a good understanding of how CSS works. The purpose of this book is to describe how designers can take full advantage of CSS 2.1, which is the newly released update of the specification.

CSS's journey from an idea to a specification–and then on to a specification designers can rely on–has been long and arderous. The creator of the CSS Zen Garden (described in Chapter 12, "From HTML extenstions to CSS") describes it this way:

Littering a dark and dreary road lay the past relics of browser-specific tags, incompatible DOMs, and broken CSS support. Today, we must clear the mind of past practices. Web enlightenment has been achieved thanks to the tireless efforts of folk like the W3C, WaSP and the major browser 1 creators.

Indeed, we believe the web is a more enlightened place now that CSS have matured to a stage where it can be used for advanced layouts in a range of browsers. This book will tell you all you need to know to start using CSS.

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Table of Contents

1. The Web and HTML.

2. CSS.

3. The Amazing Em Unit and Other Best Practices.

4. CSS Selectors.

5. Fonts.

6. The Fundamental Objects.

7. Space Inside Boxes.

8. Space Around Boxes.

9. Relative and Absolute Positioning.

10. Colors.

11. Printing and Other Media.

12. From HTML Extensions to CSS.

13. Cascading and Inheritance.

14. External Style Sheets.

15. Other Approaches.

16. XML Documents.

17. Tables.

18. The CSS Saga.

19. HTML 4.0 Quick Reference.

Appendix A. System Colors.

Preface

Cascading Style Sheets, Third Edition, Designing for the Web

Since its introduction in 1996, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) has revolutionized web page design. Now, in 2004, most web pages use CSS, and many designers base their layouts entirely on CSS. To do so successfully requires a good understanding of how CSS works. The purpose of this book is to describe how designers can take full advantage of CSS 2.1, which is the newly released update of the specification.

CSS's journey from an idea to a specification–and then on to a specification designers can rely on–has been long and arderous. The creator of the CSS Zen Garden (described in Chapter 12, "From HTML extenstions to CSS") describes it this way:

Littering a dark and dreary road lay the past relics of browser-specific tags, incompatible DOMs, and broken CSS support. Today, we must clear the mind of past practices. Web enlightenment has been achieved thanks to the tireless efforts of folk like the W3C, WaSP and the major browser 1 creators.

Indeed, we believe the web is a more enlightened place now that CSS have matured to a stage where it can be used for advanced layouts in a range of browsers. This book will tell you all you need to know to start using CSS.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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