Getting StartED with CSS

Authors: Powers, David

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  • Covers all aspects of CSS in a unique modular, friendly manner
  • Written by top-selling author, David Powers
  • Part of the Getting StartED consumer series
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Knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is essential for developing modern, attractive websites, but many beginners are put off by the need to learn about unfamiliar concepts, such as selectors, properties, and classes, before they can achieve anything. Getting StartED with CSS takes a practical approach by showing you how to use CSS in simple stages, starting by changing the default appearance of HTML tags to improve the look of text and links. It assumes no prior knowledge of CSS and avoids bombarding you with unnecessary technical details. At the same time, it explains all the main points and acts as a reference that you can come back to when you need to refresh your memory. More advanced concepts are introduced gradually, so that by the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of CSS. Particular attention is paid to avoiding the common pitfalls of beginners, enabling you to create websites that not only look good, but also are easy to maintain.

  • Requires no previous knowledge of CSS
  • Instant results—starts off by showing how improve the look of a website stage by stage
  • Doesn't bombard you with endless rules and jargon

About the authors

David Powers is an Adobe Community Expert for Dreamweaver and author of a series of highly successful books on PHP, including PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy and Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8. As a professional writer, he has been involved in electronic media for more than 30 years, first with BBC radio and television and more recently with the Internet. His clear writing style is valued not only in the English-speaking world; several of his books have been translated into Spanish and Polish. What started as a mild interest in computing was transformed almost overnight into a passion, when David was posted to Japan in 1987 as BBC correspondent in Tokyo. With no corporate IT department just down the hallway, he was forced to learn how to fix everything himself. When not tinkering with the innards of his computer, he was reporting for BBC television and radio on the rise and collapse of the Japanese bubble economy. Since leaving the BBC to work independently, he has built up an online bilingual database of economic and political analysis for Japanese clients of an international consultancy. When not pounding the keyboard writing books or dreaming of new ways of using PHP and other programming languages, David enjoys nothing better than visiting his favorite sushi restaurant. He has also translated several plays from Japanese.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • What Is CSS, and Why Should I Learn It?

    Powers, David

    Pages 1-38

  • How Do I Improve the Look of Text and Links?

    Powers, David

    Pages 39-84

  • How Can I Improve the Layout of My Text?

    Powers, David

    Pages 85-120

  • How Can I Flow Text Around Images?

    Powers, David

    Pages 121-153

  • How Do I Add Backgrounds and Borders to Improve the Look of My Page?

    Powers, David

    Pages 155-197

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2544-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2543-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Getting StartED with CSS
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Powers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2544-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2544-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2543-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
350
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