Pro CSS Techniques

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Apress, Mar 1, 2007 - Computers - 408 pages
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Pro CSS Techniques is the ultimate CSS book for the modern web developer. If you’ve already got web design and development basics under your belt, but want to take your knowledge to the next level and unleash the full power of CSS in your web sites, then this is the book for you. It is a collection of proven CSS techniques that you can use daily to get the most out of the time you spend on your projects, from start to finish.

Every topic is presented in an informative tutorial style, with each point backed up by several real-world examples and case studies. The authors cover all the essential areas of CSS development, like browser support (including IE7), hacks and filters, code management, advanced layouts and styling, typography, and much more. CSS levels 1, 2, and 3 are given a full treatment. The book also includes several reference sections that allow you to look up details quickly and easily.

The book aims to help you in four areas: maintainability, compatibility, reusability, and practicality. You’ll be able to keep your code organized and easy to maintain, avoiding browser issues before they crop up (or hacking around them when absolutely necessary). You’ll learn to get the most out of your styles with inheritance, and by using techniques you can build on. And you’ll learn to use what works in the real world, without getting too caught up in ideals, because you can always optimize later.

 

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User Review  - chovy - LibraryThing

Excellent resource for separating the average CSS from the professional, multi-browser, multi-platform level of code and design. Great tips for reducing the level of complexity and bloat in your CSS code. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
11
Chapter 3
27
Chapter 4
59
Chapter 5
73
Chapter 6
85
Chapter 7
111
Chapter 8
163
Chapter 11
235
Chapter 12
255
Chapter 13
277
Chapter 14
293
Appendix AF
323
Appendix BF
351
Appendix CF
355
Index
361

Chapter 9
191
Chapter 10
219

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About the author (2007)

Music, design, typography, web standards, South Florida beaches. What could these things possibly have in common? Dan Rubin, that's what er, who. From vocal coaching and performing to graphic design and (almost literally) everything in between, Dan does his best to spread his talent as thin and as far as he possibly can while still leaving time for a good cup of tea and the occasional nap. His passion for all things creative and artistic isn't a solely selfish endeavor either you don't have to hang around too long before you'll find him waxing educational about a cappella jazz and barbershop harmony, interface design, usability, web standards, and which typeface was on the bus ad that just whizzed by at 60mph. Dan has been known to write the occasional entry on his blog, superfluousbanter.org (you might even find a podcast or two if you poke around enough), and his professional work can be found at his agency's site, webgraph.com.

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