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HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS. Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land

HTML Utopia

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Author: 

Dan Shafer

ISBN: 

0957921829

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Price: 
$39.95 US
Pages:  480
Pub:  SitePoint

Book Overview (from the publisher)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) were designed to deal with issues that HTML cannot handle. CSS is a powerful, flexible way to specify HTML formatting. It lets you separate the style and layout of your HTML files from their content, allowing you to control the layout, e.g. fonts, colors, leading, margins, typefaces, and other aspects of style, of a Web document without compromising its structure.

Dan Shafer's book is the definitive guide to learning and applying the principles of CSS to your Website.

This book will teach you how to…

  • Appreciate why maintaining tables is a nightmare and how CSS can help
  • Understand when to use CSS and when not to use CSS
  • Design using CSS Positioning and multi-column page layouts
  • Use the different types of CSS rules
  • Reap the benefits of inheritance in CSS
  • Style text and other content using CSS
  • Make the most of other non-obvious uses of CSS
  • Use CSS to achieve maximum Web Accessibility
  • Design sites that are standards compliant
  • Accommodate older Browsers
  • And much more...

Book excerpts

Created: March 27, 2003
Revised: June 10, 2003

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