Cascading style sheets: designing for the Web

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Addison Wesley Longman, 1997 - Computers - 279 pages
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Cascading Style Sheets , developed by HSkon Wium Lie and Bert Bos of the World Wide Web Consortium, offers a powerful and manageable way for authors, artists and typographers to create the much-requested visual effects that will put aesthetics to the forefront of the Web. CSS enjoys wide industry backing, and is supported in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator with other implementations soon to follow. Written by the world authorities, this book will be the Web designers' definitive guide to Cascading Style Sheets. Features: a brief HTML tutorial to bring newcomers to Web design up to speed when to use CSS and when to use other methods how to create and maintain a Web site with a consistent style that will display well on all screens how traditional print-based typography is expressed in CS a complete description together with examples of all CSS functionality a rich set of figures and rendering examples, including sixty four pages of full color challenges when moving from static paper to a dynamic screen, and how CSS supports authors in this transition Web Site Visit to receive your latest updates, the source code for the CSS examples included in this book and pointers to free browsers that support CSS.

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Cascading style sheets (CSS) were developed by Lie and Bos for the World Wide Web Consortium to provide authors with the tools to manage the aesthetics of web site design. For now, they are not in ... Read full review

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Somewhat dated now, but I think this book is one of the best and most comprehensive books on CSS1 out there. Read full review


Dodging the limitations of HTML
Document trees
Gluing style sheets to documents

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About the author (1997)

Lie is a product of the MIT Media Lab's Electronic Publishing Group.


HåKON WIUM LIE is the CTO of Opera Software. His job is to make sure Opera remains a better, smaller, and faster browser than the one you know. Before joining Opera in 1999, Håkon worked at W3C, where he was responsible for the development of Cascading Style Sheets—a concept he proposed while working at CERN in 1994. Håkon holds an MS degree in visual studies from the MIT Media Lab.

BERT BOS, along with Lie, was one of the original authors of CSS. He joined W3C in 1995 to launch its internationalization activities and currently coordinates its style sheet activities.

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