CSS Pocket Reference: Visual Presentation for the Web

CSS Pocket Reference: Visual Presentation for the Web

by Eric A. Meyer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449313050
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eric A. Meyer is an internationally recognized expert, author, and speaker on HTML, CSS, and web standards, and the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting (www.complexspiral.com). In addition to writing numerous books on CSS, Eric created the CSS Browser Compatibility Charts and coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's official CSS Test Suite.

Table of Contents

Conventions Used in This Book1
Adding Styles to HTML and XHTML2
Rule Structure5
Style Precedence6
Element Classification8
Element Display Roles9
Basic Visual Layout10
Floating Rules13
Positioning Rules15
Table Layout21
Values28
Selectors33
Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements38
Property Reference43
Tables101
Paged Media105
Dropped from CSS2.1108
Visual Styles108
Paged Media110
Aural Styles111
Index121

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CSS Pocket Reference 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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.
RicDay on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A very useful deskside companion when you are styling content for the Web. Worth geting each new edition to stay current with the evolution of CSS
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.