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CSS: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

byEric A. Meyer, Eric Meyer

Paperback | November 17, 2006

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CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more.

Simply put, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a way to separate a document's structure from its presentation. The benefits of this can be quite profound: CSS allows a much richer document appearance than HTML and also saves time -- you can create or change the appearance of an entire document in just one place; and its compact file size makes web pages load quickly.

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more. Author Eric Meyer tackles the subject with passion, exploring in detail each individual CSS property and how it interacts with other properties. You'll not only learn how to avoid common mistakes in interpretation, you also will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his clear and honest style. This is the complete sourcebook on CSS.

The 3rd edition contains:

  • Updates to reflect changes in the latest draft version of CSS 2.1
  • Browser notes updated to reflect changes between IE6 and IE7
  • Advanced selectors supported in IE7 and other major browsers included
  • A new round of technical edits by a fresh set of editors
  • Clarifications and corrected errata, including updated URLs ofreferenced online resources
Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is also the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting (www.complexspiral.com), which counts among its clients America Online; Apple Computer, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank...
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Title:CSS: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:538 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 1.1 inPublished:November 17, 2006Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0596527330

ISBN - 13:9780596527334

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reference Manual This book was recommended to me to go along with a CSS3 only book - and I actually find this book way more useful. It covers all the basics and more - and the way it describes things is easy to understand. It was written before CSS3 so it doesn't include new functionality, but it's easy to find info about the new functionality elsewhere. Once this book is updated to include CSS3, it would be a one-stop shop for all things CSS.
Date published: 2014-10-13

Table of Contents

Dedication; Preface; Conventions Used in This Book; Property Conventions; Using Code Examples; How to Contact Us; Safari® Enabled; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: CSS and Documents; 1.1 The Web's Fall from Grace; 1.2 CSS to the Rescue; 1.3 Elements; 1.4 Bringing CSS and XHTML Together; 1.5 Summary; Chapter 2: Selectors; 2.1 Basic Rules; 2.2 Grouping; 2.3 Class and ID Selectors; 2.4 Attribute Selectors; 2.5 Using Document Structure; 2.6 Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements; 2.7 Summary; Chapter 3: Structure and the Cascade; 3.1 Specificity; 3.2 Inheritance; 3.3 The Cascade; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4: Values and Units; 4.1 Numbers; 4.2 Percentages; 4.3 Color; 4.4 Length Units; 4.5 URLs; 4.6 CSS2 Units; 4.7 Summary; Chapter 5: Fonts; 5.1 Font Families; 5.2 Font Weights; 5.3 Font Size; 5.4 Styles and Variants; 5.5 Stretching and Adjusting Fonts; 5.6 The font Property; 5.7 Font Matching; 5.8 Summary; Chapter 6: Text Properties; 6.1 Indentation and Horizontal Alignment; 6.2 Vertical Alignment; 6.3 Word Spacing and Letter Spacing; 6.4 Text Transformation; 6.5 Text Decoration; 6.6 Text Shadows; 6.7 Summary; Chapter 7: Basic Visual Formatting; 7.1 Basic Boxes; 7.2 Block-Level Elements; 7.3 Inline Elements; 7.4 Altering Element Display; 7.5 Summary; Chapter 8: Padding, Borders, and Margins; 8.1 Basic Element Boxes; 8.2 Margins; 8.3 Borders; 8.4 Padding; 8.5 Summary; Chapter 9: Colors and Backgrounds; 9.1 Colors; 9.2 Foreground Colors; 9.3 Backgrounds; 9.4 Summary; Chapter 10: Floating and Positioning; 10.1 Floating; 10.2 Positioning; 10.3 Summary; Chapter 11: Table Layout; 11.1 Table Formatting; 11.2 Table Cell Borders; 11.3 Table Sizing; 11.4 Summary; Chapter 12: Lists and Generated Content; 12.1 Lists; 12.2 Generated Content; 12.3 Summary; Chapter 13: User Interface Styles; 13.1 System Fonts and Colors; 13.2 Cursors; 13.3 Outlines; 13.4 Summary; Chapter 14: Non-Screen Media; 14.1 Designating Medium-Specific Style Sheets; 14.2 Paged Media; 14.3 Aural Styles; 14.4 Summary; Appendix A: Property Reference; A.1 Visual Media; A.2 Tables; A.3 Paged Media; A.4 Dropped from CSS2.1; A.5 Visual Styles; A.6 Paged Media; A.7 Aural Styles; Appendix B: Selector, Pseudo-Class, and Pseudo-Element Reference; B.1 Selectors; B.2 Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements; Appendix C: Sample HTML 4 Style Sheet; Colophon;