CSS Hacks and Filters

CSS Hacks and Filters : Making Cascading Stylesheets Work

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a method of describing how a Web page should look in a Web browser, but a growing number of browsers do not support CSS in the same way, forcing developers to constantly play catch-up to keep their sites consistent Bestselling author Joe Lowery eases the pain for those Web developers who aren't feeling the CSS love-he guides readers through real-world workarounds that will help a CSS-based site look and work the way it was meant to - Readers will grit their teeth, clench their fists, and roll their eyes for the last time once they learn how to craft fluid multi-column layouts, build interactive navigation, fix the Box Model, implement CSS hacks in Dreamweaver, and more cool tricks
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  • Online resource | 281 pages
  • 182.9 x 238.8 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764579851
  • 9780764579851

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Here's how to make CSS work the way it shouldCascading Style Sheets, the technology meant to bring order out of chaos by letting you update Web sites effortlessly, just doesn't always work. You recognize that when you discover your graphics, perfectly positioned in Firefox, throw your page out of whack when viewed in Explorer. The solution? This cutting-edge collection of hacks, tweaks, and filters--a one-stop resource for tailoring CSS to solve the problems you face every day. From pacifying those ancient browsers to achieving accessibility, these tools can bring CSS's promise back online--Web sites without worry.Filter CSS for older browsers and hide it from newer onesUse CSS to enhance graphics and mediaSample a selection of ways to resolve CSS display issuesScript your own Document Object Model and JavaScript hacksDebug and troubleshoot CSSMake the most of CSS and implement CSS hacks in Dreamweaver(R)Create CSS-savvy Dreamweaver templatesApply CSS hacks to create accessible sitesCode server-side solutions with ASP, PHP, or ColdFusion(R)
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments.Introduction.Chapter 1:Why Hack CSS?Chapter 2: Filtering CSS for Older Browsers.Chapter 3: Hiding CSS from Newer Browsers.Chapter 4: Applying Conditional Comments.Chapter 5: Scripting JavaScript and Document Object Model Hacks.Chapter 6: Coding Server-Side Solutions.Chapter 7: Enhancing Graphics and Media with CSS.Chapter 8: Maintaining Accessibility with CSS.Chapter 9: Integrated CSS Hack Layouts.Chapter 10: Building Navigation Systems.Chapter 11: Troubleshooting CSS.Chapter 12: Implementing CSS Hacks in Dreamweaver.Chapter 13: Creating CSS-Savvy Dreamweaver Templates.Appendix A: Resources.Appendix B: CSS Hacks and Filters Charts.Index.
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About Joseph W. Lowery

Joseph Lowery is the author of the Dreamweaver MX 2004 Bible (Indianapolis, IN, Wiley Publishing, 2004) and the Fireworks MX Bible (Indianapolis, IN:Wiley Publishing, 2002), as well as Design and Deploy (San Francisco: Macromedia Press, 2004) and Joseph Lowery's Beyond Dreamweaver (Berkeley, CA: New Riders Press, 2002). In recent years, he co-authored Dreamweaver MX 2004 Web Application Recipes (Berkeley, CA: New Riders Press, 2003) with Eric Ott and the Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips book (Berkeley, CA: New Riders Press, 2003) with Angela Buraglia. His books are international bestsellers, having sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide in nine different languages. As a programmer, he has developed numerous extensions for the Dreamweaver community, both free and commercial, including FlashBang! and Deva Tools for Dreamweaver. He also has presented at MacDesign in Chicago, Seybold in both Boston and San Francisco, and Macromedia MAX conferences in the U.S. and Europe.
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