CSS Pocket Reference

CSS Pocket Reference

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CSS Pocket Reference by Eric A. Meyer

This pocket reference book puts all the essentials of this vital Web technology right in a Web developer's pocket. It briefly introduces CSS and lists all the CSS1 properties, pseudo-elements, and pseudo-classes. It also tackles the biggest problem in CSS—making it compatible with different browsers—head-on, with a comprehensive guide to how each browser supports CSS1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596001209
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/1901
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 4.94(w) x 6.54(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993. Although he spent most of that time as Hypermedia Systems Manager for Digital Media Services at Case Western Reserve University, he left CWRU in March 2000 to join an information technology firm in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe. Eric has been called "an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)." He is an Invited Expert and member of the W3C CSS&FP Working Group, coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's CSS Test Suite, remains active on CSS newsgroups, and edits Web Review's Style Sheets Reference Guide. He does as much writing as he can without burning out, and also does his best to keep up with CSS support in popular web browsers. If you have a taste for early jazz and swing, you can catch his weekly big band radio show over the Internet via WRUW-FM 91.1 in Cleveland. When not otherwise busy, Eric is usually bothering his wife Kat in some fashion.

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CSS Pocket Reference 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely helpful and easy to understand
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of O'Reilly's 'Pocket Reference' books and this one was no disappointment. In fact, this guide by Eric Meyer is exceptionally well written with clear explanations of CSS terminology. The first few sections on rules, precedence, positioning, layouts, etc. helped me - fairly new to CSS - grasp the gist of CSS better than more extensive tutorials because of Meyer's concise explanations and well-conceived illustrations. Of course, the long-term value of these reference books is the alphabetical list of terms with definitions, applications, syntax and examples. As with the other Pocket Reference books, a beginner should not come to this book for an introduction to CSS. There are many great books (some by Meyer) and web sites that get you up and running quickly. But even the beginner will find this invaluable as a quick reference book throughout the learning process. I keep it right next to my screen when doing any web work. Highly recommended.
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Eric Meyer is a respected name where CSS is concerned and his books on CSS are well-regarded. This pocket guide, however, does not meet his usual high standard. The main failing is the lack of information on CSS Level 2. Even though the guide is a few years old, all the important information about CSS2 was available at the time, making its omission in a pocket guide peculiar. The other failing is poor typesetting, making the entry for individual properties hard to see and thus hard to find. This problem is magnified because there is no index, so finding a given item is a hit or miss proposition. I expect a pocket reference to be complete and efficient. O'Reilly misses the boat with this one.