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

ISBN: 978-1-118-12178-8
480 pages
May 2011
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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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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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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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