Everything You Know about CSS is Wrong!

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SitePoint, 2008 - Computers - 116 pages
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Get ready to experience an eye-opening expos on CSS as you know it today. You'll discover a fresh approach to coding Cascading Style Sheets, making old hacks and workarounds a distant memory.

In this book, you'll learn how to start taking full advantage of Internet Explorer 8 using the very latest CSS techniques -- whilst still catering for those nasty old browsers. You'll unearth what's put the final nail in the HTML table-based layout coffin, and gain an understanding from two experts why CSS has a very bright future.

Some of the valuable insights in this book include:

  • how you can take full advantage of IE8
  • how to take CSS tables to the limit and beyond
  • letting you say goodbye to old hacks and workarounds FOREVER!
  • help you rediscover what you first loved about CSS
  • ensure make the most of what CSS has to offer
  • understand the road ahead for CSS

CSS was conceived in an age when web site design was simple; its creators never anticipated the level of intricacy required in the designs that it would be asked to deliver today. Clever designers figured out ways to make CSS do what they needed, but using techniques so convoluted that it became unpredictable and difficult to master. CSS just became too hard ...

The good news is, that's all about to change, and this book will show you how!

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

Tables for layout are back! Well, sort of. This book talks mostly about the Cascading Style Sheets 2 display:table property, which is usable in Internet Explorer 8. The property allows fairly easy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Rand - Goodreads

fortunately, i don't know all that much about css. very focused, short book. ok, so i'm late to the party (the book's 3 years old). worth the read while on a car trip with nothing else to do. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Rachel Andrew is a director of web-solutions provider edgeofmyseat.com. Rachel takes a common sense, real-world approach to web standards, with her writing and teaching being based on the experiences she has in her own company every day.

Rachel's writing credits include: The CSS Anthology (SitePoint), HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition (SitePoint), Dreamweaver Developer's Instant Troubleshooter (Apress), Dreamweaver MX Design Projects (Apress), Dynamic Dreamweaver MX (glasshaus), Fundamental Web Design And Development Skills (glasshaus).

Kevin Yank is a world-renowned leader in web development. When not writing best sellers, Kevin is the Technical Director of sitepoint.com and editor of the popular SitePoint Tech Times newsletter.



Kevin's Author credits include: Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL (SitePoint and Simply JavaScript (SitePoint).

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