CSS Cookbook

Front Cover
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2004 - Computers - 252 pages
5 Reviews

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a powerful way to enrich the presentation of HTML-based web pages, allowing web authors to give their pages a more sophisticated look and more structure. CSS's compact file size helps web pages load quickly, and by allowing changes made in one place to be applied across the entire document, CSS can save hours of tedious changing and updating.But to leverage the full power of CSS, web authors first have to sift through CSS theory to find practical solutions that resolve real-world problems. Web authors can waste hours and earn ulcers trying to find answers to those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project. The CSS Cookbook cuts straight through the theory to provide hundreds of useful examples and CSS code recipes that web authors can use immediately to format their web pages.The time saved by a single one of these recipes will make its cover price money well-spent. But the CSS Cookbook provides more than quick code solutions to pressing problems. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables readers to customize the formatting for their specific purposes, and shows why the solution works, so you can adapt these techniques to other situations. Recipes range from the basics that every web author needs to code concoctions that will take your web pages to new levels.Reflecting CSS2, the latest specification, and including topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, it is easy to see why the CSS Cookbook is regarded as an excellent companion to Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide and a must-have resource for any web author who has even considered using CSS.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - raschneid - LibraryThing

I picked this up to see if I could supplement my self-taught CSS knowledge with some book-learnin', and this was the best book my library had. The book format is very utilitarian; it arranges its ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing

Provides 'semi-canned' solutions to some of the more common attempts to use CSS, so you can start with something you want and see how it's done in CSS instead of the other way around. Not as useful as a cover-to-cover read, but great as a reference while you're attcking a web design problem. Read full review

Contents

I
xi
II
1
III
38
IV
67
V
99
VI
111
VII
139
VIII
158
IX
188
X
204
XI
213
XII
239
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Christopher Schmitt has been working on the Web since 1993. He is the principal of Heatvision.com, Inc., a new media design firm, and resides in Orlando, Florida. Christopher speaks frequently about web design at conferences including South by Southwest Interactive and Web Design World. His books include "Designing CSS Web Pages" (New Riders), "Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design" (Wrox), and "CSS Cookbook" (O'Reilly).

Bibliographic information