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Beginning CSS. Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design. 3rd Edition

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  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Build extraordinary web sites with CSS in the newest browsers

With Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers debuting new versions, an updated resource on building web sites with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is critical. This new edition of a perennial classic responds to that need and gets you quickly up to speed on using CSS to create appealing web sites in a professional way. Completely updated with new examples, this full–color book has been carefully revised based on reader input and now provides an even more concise and streamlined introduction to CSS. Veteran authors Ian Pouncey and Richard York cover how to write CSS from scratch like a professional, and discuss the many improvements to CSS that have emerged since the previous edition.

Beginning CSS, Third Edition:

  • Dissects the various elements that make up a style sheet

  • Demonstrates how to style and manipulate the display of text

  • Zeroes in on how to use background images appropriately

  • Examines the box model and how it is used to lay out content

  • Addresses a variety of ways to position content and explains how to create a complete layout

  • Reviews advanced techniques such as styling for mobile devices, using custom fonts, and applying gradient backgrounds with CSS

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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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