Core CSS

Core CSS

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Core CSS: Cascading Style Sheets is the definitive guide to style sheets, which provide a new level of flexibility for Web developers. Cascading Styles Sheets provide both casual Web authors and professional Web developers with the tools necessary to precisely control such things as the size and appearance of fonts, positioning elements at exact locations on a page-even how a page should be printed or "sound" when played through a compatible browser. This new edition of the book incorporates the latest browser-specific extensions to CSS, as well as the CSS3 specification, providing the most up-to-date information on CSS currently available. Core CSS delivers practical techniques for integrating CSS into Web site development and expert insight into choosing the best style sheet code. Like all Core series books it features hundreds of professional-level code examples.
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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 50.8mm | 1,383.45g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0130092789
  • 9780130092786

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The Complete and Comprehensive Web Developer's Guide to Style Sheets

Core CSS, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide that shows both beginning and expert Web developers all they need to know to achieve great results with the latest style sheet properties. In this example-rich book, Schengili-Roberts provides in-depth coverage of the CSS1 and CSS2 standards, provides a "head's up" look at what to expect in the forthcoming CSS3 specification, and covers those CSS properties specific to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It is the most complete and up-to-date CSS reference available.

CSS is fundamental to current Web design, allowing you to separate content from formatting, and to do Web page layout in ways simply not possible using regular HTML. Most books on CSS simply look at how you can accomplish certain formatting tricks, but this book delves deeper, looking at how each CSS property works, what CSS is capable of, and what to expect in the near future.

This book provides the most accessible and up-to-date listing available on CSS compatibility across browsers and operating systems so Webmasters can finally know which CSS properties are "safe" to use.

Detailed appendices provide full CSS property listings, compatibility charts, and more.

Core CSS, 2nd Edition delivers:

Practical techniques for integrating CSS into your Web site development Expert insight into choosing the best style sheet code Hundreds of professional-quality code examples An overview of new CSS3 properties
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Table of contents



Who You Are.

How This Book Is Organized.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Further Information.

Additional Material.


1. The Birth of CSS.

The World Wide Web Consortium Introduces Cascading Style Sheets. XHTML, CSS2 and CSS3. Re-emergence of the Browser Wars?

2. (X)HTML and Its Relationship to CSS.

Adding Cascading Style Sheets to Web Pages. The
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About Keith Schengili-Roberts

Keith Schengili-Roberts is the President of Briddle Communications, which focusses on corporate Web site development, in Toronto, Canada. He is also a long-time technology writer and lecturer within the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Toronto. He has more than eight years of experience with professional Web design and is a regular contributor to The Computer Paper, Canada's largest computer magazine.
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