Everything You Know About Css Is Wrong!
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:
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 construction of common grid-like layouts, including multiple column layouts, without resorting to floats and absolute positioning hackery. The book clearly explains how to use it, and how to gracefully degrade for IE 6 and 7. The book finishes with a glimpse at future css (only partially implemented across browsers) such as multicol, which implements dynamic flowing text across columns. Clearly written, with good examples which I'm likely to use.
Review: Everything You Know about CSS Is Wrong!User Review - 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.