Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide

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New Riders, Dec 19, 2007 - Computers - 312 pages
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Cascading Style Sheets enable you to rapidly create web designs that can be shared by hundreds or even thousands of web pages. It accelerates development cycles by centralizing text and layout information for easy editing and updates. This book teaches you everything you need to know to start using CSS in your web development work, from the basics of marking up your content and styling text, through the creation of multi-column page layouts without the use of tables. Learn to create interface components, such as drop-down menus, navigation links, and animated graphical buttons, using only CSS  (no JavaScript required). Discover how to design code that works on the latest standard-compliant browsers, such as IE7 and current versions of Firefox, Safari, and Opera, while working around the quirks of the older ones. With a mastery of CSS, your web design capabilities will move to a new level, and everything you need to know to get started and build your skills is right here in this book. You’ll be stylin’ in no time!


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Giving Structure to Content
Chapter 2 How CSS Works
Chapter 3 Stylin Fonts and Text
Chapter 4 Positioning Elements
Chapter 5 Basic Page Layout
Chapter 6 Designing Interface Components
Chapter 7 Building Web Pages
Appendix A XHTML Tags
Appendix B CSS Properties

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Charles Wyke-Smith has been creating web sites since 1994 and currently serves as Director of User Experience for Charleston-based BenefitFocus. In recent years, Charles was VP of Web Development for, a celebrity information site, and has provided web design and consulting services to companies including Wells Fargo, ESPN Videogames, and The University of San Francisco. His work today focuses on site development, with an emphasis on user experience, information architecture, and interface design. Charles has taught classes in multimedia and interface design and speaks at many industry conferences.

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