CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

2nd Edition

By Simon Collison , Andy Budd , Cameron Moll

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The Internet abounds with information on CSS-based design. However, it's spread across a large and disparate group of sites and can be very difficult to find. The purpose of this book is to pull all this information together in one place, thus creating a definitive guide to modern CSS based techniques.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2397-9
  • 384 Full Color Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have.

This second edition contains:

  • New examples and updated browser support information
  • New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll
  • CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques

What you’ll learn

  • The best practice concepts in CSS design.
  • The most important (and tricky) parts of CSS
  • Identify and fix the most common CSS problems
  • How to deal with the most common bugs
  • Completely up to date browser support information
  • Covers CSS3 as well as CSS2 showing you the future of CSS

Who this book is for

This book is aimed towards intermediate web designers/developers, although the examples are simple enough for novice designers/developers with a basic understanding of CSS to grasp.

The CSS 2/3 content of the book is delivered in a way that enables you to learn CSS2 techniques that you can implement now in professional work, and then gem up on CSS3 techniques to start looking towards the future.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Setting the Foundations
  2. Getting Your Styles to Hit the Target
  3. Visual Formatting Model Overview
  4. Using Backgrounds for Effect
  5. Styling Links
  6. Styling Lists and Creating Nav Bars
  7. Styling Forms and Data Tables
  8. Layout
  9. Bugs and Bug Fixing
  10. Case Study: Roma Italia
  11. Case Study: Climb the Mountains
Source Code/Downloads

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Errata

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On page 234, 236:
.box {
...
margin-bottom: -500px;
...
}


Should be negative as is stated on p.234 "...with a similar amount of negative margin..."