The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks

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SitePoint Pty. Limited, 2007 - Computers - 392 pages
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The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The second edition of this best-selling book, now in full color, has been completely revised and updated to cover the latest techniques and newer browsers, including Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7. It's the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS, with over 100 tutorials that'll show you how to gain more control over the appearance of your web page, create sophisticated Web page navigation controls, design for today's alternative browsing devices including phones and screen readers, and much more. The CSS code used to create each of the components is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible. This book will show you how to: Construct robust CSS layouts that work every time. Create sleek drop-down menus using only CSS. Build a professional tabbed navigation system. Replace image-based navigation with low-fat CSS lists. Design smarter, more usable CSS-flavored web forms. Use rounded corners minus the bloated HTML. Allow your visitors to select their preferred look and feel. Let the W3C validator do your debugging. Reduce the burden of site maintenance and updates. ... along with 92 other solutions to common questions and problems.

"The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks" is ideal for Web designers who would like to add sparkle to their existing designs, as well as newcomers who want to become true CSS masters.

The book can be read cover to cover, or referred to like a cookbook with 101 different recipies for your Website. It's written in an easy-to-follow, consistent formatthat's well illustrated with plenty of full color screenshots and code examples, providing quick visual cues. What the Reviewers say:

"This is likely the best book we've seen for extending the power of cascading style sheets... The book is an outstanding example of how a code-based, technical manual should be designed and presented... Anyone who uses CSS can benefit from this impressive volume." - The Kleper Report

"If you are looking for a practical, hands-on question-and-answer book The CSS Antghology is highly recommended. It is well designed in every respect: visually pleasing, content is well organised, and it is very well written." - PC Update

"Rachel Andrew has done people like me a huge favor by writing this revision... This is another book that I will not only use to expand my personal web development skills, but will be one that I expect I will refer to frequently as I venture further into more complex web page creation." - TCM Reviews

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Rachel is a director of, a UK-based web solutions company, and is an experienced web developer. Rachel is a member of the Web Standards Project on the Dreamweaver Task Force, and hopes to encourage best practices in the support and use of W3C Standards in Dreamweaver. In addition to co-authoring several books, Rachel writes for various magazines and resource sites, both online and off. When not writing code or writing about writing code, Rachel spends time with her daughter, tries to encourage people to use Debian GNU/Linux, studies with the Open University, and enjoys a nice pint of beer.

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