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Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide

Eric A Meyer & Richard Koman (Editor)

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  Paperback, 1st ed., 480pp.
ISBN:    1565926226
Publisher:    O'Reilly & Associates, Incorporated
Pub. Date:    January 2000

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From The Publisher:
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is poised to make its mark on the Web inthe year 2000. With good implementations in Internet Explorer 5.0 and Opera 3.5, and 100% support expected in Netscape's "Mozilla" browser, signs are that CSS is rapidly becoming a useful, reliable, and powerful tool for Web authors.

CSS is the HTML 4.0-approved method for controlling visual presentation on Web pages. Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide offers a complete, detailed review of CSS1 properties and other aspects of CSS1. Each property is explored individually in detail with discussion of how each interacts with other properties. There is also information on how to avoid common mistakes in interpretation. This book is the first major title to cover CSS in a way that acknowledges and describes current browser support, instead of simply describing the way things work in theory. It offers both advanced and novice Web authors a comprehensive guide to implementation of CSS.

Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide targets veteran Web authors who have already invested thousands of hours in learning HTML and writing Web pages and are wondering why they'd need to learn a brand new language of style. This book supplies those dubious but curious Web authors with the information they need to easily implement CSS to their Web site.

This book also addresses an audience of novice Web authors who are already straining to learn all of the tags and attributes of HTML and can benefit now from implementing CSS correctly instead of repeating the mistakes of the past.

The author has extensive experience writing about pitfalls and interesting tricks in CSS. He is a member of the CSS & FP Working Group, coordinates the W3C's CSS1 Test Suite, remains active on CSS newsgroups, and edits Web Review's Style Sheets Reference Guide ( He has built a widespread reputation as a CSS expert, particularly with regard to his understanding of the intricacies of browser support for CSS. He brings his knowledge and expertise to this book in the form of hints, workarounds, and many other tips for Web authors.

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