CSS: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Nov 7, 2006 - Computers - 538 pages
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CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more.

Simply put, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a way to separate a document's structure from its presentation. The benefits of this can be quite profound: CSS allows a much richer document appearance than HTML and also saves time -- you can create or change the appearance of an entire document in just one place; and its compact file size makes web pages load quickly.

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more. Author Eric Meyer tackles the subject with passion, exploring in detail each individual CSS property and how it interacts with other properties. You'll not only learn how to avoid common mistakes in interpretation, you also will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his clear and honest style. This is the complete sourcebook on CSS.

The 3rd edition contains:

  • Updates to reflect changes in the latest draft version of CSS 2.1
  • Browser notes updated to reflect changes between IE6 and IE7
  • Advanced selectors supported in IE7 and other major browsers included
  • A new round of technical edits by a fresh set of editors
  • Clarifications and corrected errata, including updated URLs ofreferenced online resources
  

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Review: CSS: The Definitive Guide

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

If you do web development, almost indispensable. I once read it straight through, and even with everything that's now available, it's still my go-to reference for everything pre-CSS3. Read full review

Review: CSS: The Definitive Guide

User Review  - Joecolelife - Goodreads

This edition of the book covers version 2.1 of the CSS specification. The author routinely points out where the specification was unclear as well as how certain browsers violate the spec which really ... Read full review

Contents

CSS and Documents
1
Selectors
23
Structure and the Cascade
62
Values and Units
77
Fonts
94
Text Properties
128
Basic Visual Formatting
158
Padding Borders and Margins
207
Table Layout
339
Lists and Generated Content
370
User Interface Styles
395
NonScreen Media
411
Property Reference
449
Selector PseudoClass and PseudoElement Reference
491
Sample HTML 4 Style Sheet
499
Index
503

Colors and Backgrounds
246
Floating and Positioning
283

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About the author (2006)

Eric A. Meyer is the author of the critically acclaimed online tutorial Introduction to HTML, as well as some other semi-popular Web pages. He is a member of the CSS&FP Working Group and the author of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide.