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Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-89152-0
464 pages
June 2011
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Description

Completely updated material and new examples show you what CSS can do

With the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers released, CSS is more essential than ever. This beginner guide demonstrates how cascading style sheets can be used to define styles to items in Web pages, rather than format each item individually. Each lesson in this full-color book has been methodically revised to be more concise and efficient, making your learning experience as productive as possible.

  • Covers the latest in CSS, including the new features of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome
  • Reviews the vast improvements to mobile browsers and how CSS can work with them
  • Provides helpful examples and walks you through real-world solutions to common hurdles
  • Discusses embedded fonts, compatibility tables, and cross-browser bug scenarios

Beginning CSS, Third Edition gets you completely up to date so that you can start using CSS in the newest Web and mobile browsers today!

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

PART I: THE BASICS.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CHAPTER 2: THE BITS THAT MAKE UP A STYLE SHEET.

CHAPTER 3: SELECTORS.

CHAPTER 4: THE CASCADE AND INHERITANCE.

PART II: PROPERTIES.

CHAPTER 5: APPLYING FONT FACES.

CHAPTER 6: MANIPULATING THE DISPLAY OF TEXT.

CHAPTER 7: BACKGROUND COLORS AND IMAGES.

CHAPTER 8: THE BOX MODEL: CONTROLLING MARGINS, BORDERS, PADDING, WIDTH, AND HEIGHT.

CHAPTER 9: FLOATING AND VERTICAL ALIGNMENT.

CHAPTER 10: STYLING LISTS.

CHAPTER 11: POSITIONING.

CHAPTER 12: STYLING TABLES.

CHAPTER 13: CREATE A COMPLETE LAYOUT.

PART III: ADVANCED CSS AND ALTERNATIVE MEDIA.

CHAPTER 14: ADVANCED SELECTORS.

CHAPTER 15: STYLING FOR PRINT.

CHAPTER 16: CUSTOMIZING THE MOUSE CURSOR.

CHAPTER 17: CONTROLLING OPACITY AND VISIBILITY.

CHAPTER 18: STYLING CONTENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

CHAPTER 19: CLOSING COMMENTS.

APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES.

APPENDIX B: ADDITIONAL CSS RESOURCES.

APPENDIX C: CSS REFERENCE.

APPENDIX D: CSS COLORS.

INDEX.

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Author Information

Ian Pouncey is a web developer living in London, England, and working for the BBC. He has been working on the web for over 11 years, producing web sites from small sites for local businesses to the latest version of the Yahoo! home page. He is a member of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Education and Outreach Working Group and a web accessibility advocate.

Richard York is a web developer at Westlake Design, a web design and development firm, and an active contributing member of the PHP community. In addition to writing previous editions of Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, he is also the author of Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery.

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Errata

Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
5 Error in Text
In the next-to-last paragraph on the page:

Currently reads: ...which will not result in a web browser...
Should read: ...which will result in a web browser...
02/09/2012
42 Typo
on first paragraph of ID SELECTORS the word "undersores" should be "underscores".
6/22/11
136 Error in Text
On page 136 in the topics covered, it states that you have learned about "gradient" but gradient is not covered until chapter 13 page 285.
1/4/2012
330 Text Correction
Last sentence of page:
Currently Reads:
"This rule is wrapped in @media screen rule"
Should Read:
"This rule is wrapped in @media print rule"
12/19/14
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