CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions

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Apress, Nov 21, 2006 - Computers - 280 pages
In our wonderful world of web design, there are 3,647 ways to accomplish the same goal. Approximately. And that absurdly fictitious number is increasing every day. Instead of one, correct way of solving a particular problem, we’re both blessed and cursed by the abundant choices we have as web designers. It’s these choices that make designing for the Web fun and interesting, while at the same time overwhelming. CSS Mastery will help cure that ov- whelmingitis (a word that I’ve just invented). Andy Budd has been writing, designing, and speaking about standards-based web design for years, and we’re now lucky to see his clear, easy-to-follow way of teaching essential CSS te- niques compiled in this very book. The result is a card catalog of indispensable solutions, tricks, and tips that a web professional such as yourself should not be without. I’ve always frowned on publications that suggest a single, correct way of accomplishing a goal, and Andy does the complete opposite, offering multiple methods for tasks such as styling links, creating tabbed navigation, or creating columned layouts (to name but a few). Armed with these popular and stylish approaches to common design elements, you’ll be b- ter prepared to make your own informed decisions.
 

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This is a great CSS book written by one of the experts. This is not an introductory book but it will help you figure out those puzzling headscratching CSS mysteries you run into as you develop ... Read full review

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This is one of the better introductory CSS books out there. As with most, the information is available on the Net if you want to spend the time hunting it down. Andy Budd goes beyond many such online ... Read full review

Contents

Getting your styles to hit the target
11
Planning organizing and maintaining your stylesheets
19
Summary
25
Visual Formatting Model Recap 27
26
Visual Formatting Model Recap 27
43
Summary
67
Styling Links
69
Creating buttons and rollovers
76
Simple form layout
119
Summary
132
Layout
133
Hacks and Filters
153
An introduction to hacks and filters
154
Filtering individual rules and declarations
160
Summary
166
Bugs and Bug Fixing
167

Summary
83
Basic list styling
86
Simplified sliding doors tabbed navigation
93
A short note about definition lists
108
Styling Lists and Creating Nav Bars 85
111
More Than Doodles
185
Tuscany Luxury Resorts
217
Index
245
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Cameron Moll has been designing meaningful web interfaces that harmonize utility and presentation since the late 1990s. His work or advice has been featured by HOW, Print, and Communication Arts magazines, Forrester Research, National Public Radio (NPR), and many others. He speaks on user interface design at conferences nationally and internationally, and he is also the author of Mobile Web Design. Cameron is the founder and president of Authentic Jobs, Inc., a targeted destination for web and creative professionals and the companies seeking to hire them. He is also the proprietor of Cameron Moll, LLC, whose products include letterpress typography posters available for purchase at cameronmoll.bigcartel.com. And amid all this craziness, he still finds time to play ball with each of his four boys. You can also find Cameron online at cameronmoll.com, twitter.com/cameronmoll, flickr.com/photos/authentic, and vimeo.com/cameronmoll.

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