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The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web
The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web
by Molly E. Holzschlag
Edition: Paperback
147 used & new from $0.01

40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Let's review, one more time, December 8, 2005
This is important to understand: this is not a book that will teach you the fundamentals of CSS. Repeat, NOT a primer on CSS. Rather, it is a book aimed at users who want to write or improve the aesthetics of their website by incorporating CSS. For that reason, it is fairly solid. Most of the premises are fairly basic and straightforward, covering the usual elements of type, layout, images, grids, etc. It is a decent resource for ideas and perhaps some alternative ways to approach building or rebuilding your site (using CSS presumably). Advanced designers would probably want to look elsewhere for ideas, theories and techniques.

If you want to understand what CSS is really about, in terms of writing it (to make your site as pretty as the examples in this book) you should turn elsewhere, like Eric A. Meyer's book on the subject. And you can easily check out the publisher's website and probably see everything you need to that is in this book.
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Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX
Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX
by Ben Renow-Clarke
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginning actionscript auteurs, March 11, 2003
This book is a solid starting point for people interested in making dynamic flash sites with actionscript. It's written in a casual tone, so it's not too dry. However, I do recommend some knowledge of object oriented programming (javascript) because the logic of writing actionscript will be foreign to people who are beginners or have only worked with HTML. However, the lessons are presented in an easy to understand way, with concepts that can be applicable to your own work. There are occasional lapses, such as the author's failure to explain just how a layer mask works, even though it is a necessary step in several lessons (I had to go to macromedia's site for a quick tutorial). Overall, as a relative novice, I have found it helpful and it will be useful as a reference tool after I have completed the lessons.

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