CSS Pocket Reference

CSS Pocket Reference

by Eric A. Meyer
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CSS Pocket Reference by Eric A. Meyer

More proof that good things come in small -- and sometimes even inexpensive -- packages: the CSS Pocket Reference has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications, CSS2 and CSS2.1. An indispensable reference for web designers and developers, this slim little book covers the essential information needed to effectively implement CSS, with an introduction to the key concepts of CSS and a complete alphabetical reference to the CSS2 and CSS2.1 properties. For anyone who wants to correctly implement CSS, this book condenses all the details in its companion volume, Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, into one easy-to-use cheat sheet. The CSS Pocket Reference delivers just the CSS details that you need to complete the task at hand. When you're stuck and want an answer quickly, the tiny CSS Pocket Reference is the book you'll want by your keyboard or in your back pocket. (Yes, it really does fit in a back pocket, but it's too useful to stay there long.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596007775
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.42(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.