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"Tells you the bits you need to know without swamping you with nitty-gritty details. The balance is just about perfect." (Web Page Design for Designers wpdfd.com)

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Owen Briggs is an independent web designer based in Victoria, Canada. Like so many people, he was introduced to personal computers in 1978 with the Commodore PET and hasn't stopped playing with them since. Online, he is a member of the Web Standards Project and perpetrator of www.thenoodleincident.com. Offline, he tries to maintain his privacy.

Matt Patterson is an independent typographer based in Reading, U.K. Introduced to the web in 1996, he was building sites immediately and became interested in CSS when he realized it meant you could do actual typography on the web. These days, he mostly spends his time designing and building websites and web applications based on open standards at the front- and back-end. He thinks that specifications the main product of pre-DTP typographers are a lot like CSS, and that this is a good thing. He lives with his wife, Clare.

Eric Costello is a web developer for hire, working out of his company Schwa. He is

helping to build The Game Neverending (www.gne.net). He maintains a personal site at glish.com, where he links to articles on Web standards, Flash, DHTML, CSS, XML, and other topics of interest to web developers. He helped usher in the era of CSS page layouts by offering information and CSS templates for free download. He is an emeritus of the Web Standards Project steering committee, and the developer for Stewart Butterfield's 5K Contest, along with being a pretty lousy guitar player, photographer, husband and father.

Steven Champeon is chief technology officer for hesketh.com. On a number of hesketh.com projects, he has developed and/or supervised large-scale Web site technical architectures, information architectures, and applications for Internet and intranet use. Steven has provided technical editing on the topics of XML, XHTML, and other Web-related topics for IDG Books Worldwide, MIS:Press, O'Reilly and Associates, and Macmillan/New Riders.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: friendsofED; 2nd edition (February 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159059231X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590592311
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By CMOS on January 5, 2005
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This book is useful either as a first-time guide to understanding CSS and its syntax (as well as usage), or as a complimentary title to other well-known CSS books like those from Eric Meyer. The combination I have gotten the most benefit from, was reading through Meyer's Definitive Reference (2e, O'Reilly) a couple times, and then brushing up on things with this book.

I think that Meyer's book (and he has more than one - I'm just talking about the one noted above) is a great coding reference and theory primer, while this book is more useful as a means of getting code on the page, trying it out and going back to see where your mistakes were.

One reason I say that is that the diagrams and explanations used in this book are a little bit easier to grasp and apply in some cases. It's a bit more accessible, both in terms of presentation and writing style, while not being "dumbed down" in the least. The way the book is organized is also preferable to other web references I've read (CSS and otherwise). All in all, highly recommended if you're looking to take your CSS skills from "I know how to apply styles to fonts and drag DIVs onto my page" to "I know how to code custom DIVs and classes that give me exactly the look I want while keeping the code accessible and small."
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By C. Butterworth on February 24, 2005
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I own several CSS books and have skimmed through many more at the local book store. I must say this work is the best that I've seen for learing complex layout tecniques that work with multiple browsers.

There are many practical examples of two and three column layouts. Once you work through the examples, you will have a good knowledge base to create solid web page designs.

The chapters on cross browser support and troubleshooting are also very useful.

Buy this book if you want to learn CSS layout techniques...you'll be glad you did.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Adrienne Adams on October 11, 2005
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This book fits in nicely between reference works like Eric Meyers "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" and technique books like Dan Cederholm's "Bulletproof Web Design". At first glance, this rather unassuming book contains pretty basic information about the applications of CSS. However, this book deserves a careful reading, as it is packed with excellent explanations and examples.

"Cascading Style Sheets" isn't full of flashy illustrations, but the examples are well thought out and present the ideas well. The chapter on layout ("Boxes, Boxes, Boxes") contains the best explanation I have seen on how layout boxes function in CSS. If you've been wrestling with understanding the difference between absolute and relative positioning, and how to use these values to make stable layouts, this book is for you.

The chapter on typography is an excellent resource for developers who may not have had the chance to study this essential subject. The authors present theory and application of good typographic practice (which is often ignored in current web design).

The chapter on browser bugs ("Cross-browser CSS") summarizes the current knowledge on cross-browser compatibility very well, and provides rock-solid workarounds for those thorny problems.

Last but not the least, the chapter "CSS Design Projects" will give you some solid examples to apply to your own designs.

There's quite a few good books out there right now on CSS, and quite a few not-so-good books; how is one to choose? Well, this book should be at the top of your shopping list--it's a rich, detailed, and extremely well-written book about the subtle craft of web design with CSS.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ralph V. Letizia Jr. on August 19, 2005
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I own virtually all mainstream (and a few "offbeat") books on CSS. While I have been using CSS for sometime, I had never harnessed its real power before reading this book (and of course, all of CSS Guru Eric Meyer's books). In spite of CSS' quirks and the lack of standardized browser support, I will never go back to table-based HTML again! It is important to note though, that this book should be read cover-to-cover, and not initially used as a reference guide. Meyer's Definitive Reference (2e, O'Reilly) is a much better reference guide for those who are dabbling or just need a reference for modifying "canned" CSS. CSS is complex, and truly understanding and using it can be very daunting at times. But if you still cannot understand it after reading this book (read it twice if necessary...) I suggest you give it up. Important Note: At first glance, this book appears very dry (i.e. no color type, very few illustrations, no color images, etc.) but it is so well written as to be quite absorbing. I find it analogous to reading a novel by Raymond Feist or Anne McCaffrey without the plot of course -- it is that well written.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Foti Massimo on May 28, 2004
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This would be my first choice, among the few excellent books on the topic available on the market, for people that need to get started on CSS. It's a good mix between some relevant theory, a reference and a good amount of practical examples. It could appeal a wide range of people.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Sautot on February 23, 2006
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Before reading this book, I had never understood the TRUE real reason for using CSS. The authors for this text do a fantastic job at explaining how HTML has become tainted with stylistic tags and hacks (was not the original intention for HTML, ie using tables for layout), and how CSS has come to the rescue to seperate visual presentation from content. This book is a great read to get a thorough and quick introduction to CSS. It flows well and has incredibly useful examples.
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