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"To glean the powers an pitfalls of CSS, study 'Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide' by Eric A. Meyer ($34.95, O'Reilly), which explains why the page you designed in Internet Explorer for Windows won't work in Netscape for the Mac. And it's brave enough to say that no one understands some parts of the CSS Specification."
--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine, April 23, 2002

"What I found in this book is a well thought-out presentation of CSS. Meyer gives an excellent introduction to why CSS was developed and the rules that the language adheres to. I found Meyer's coverage of the different topics, properties, pseudo-classes, visual formatting, and positioning very complete-and extremely useful...'Cascading Style Sheets' is a very good book for anyone who is doing web work to have on hand for all skill levels."
--Wayne Graham, Williamsburg Macromedia User Group, May 15, 2003

"One of the best all-around reference guides on
CSS."
--Todd Hawley, Sept 2001

"The ultimate book on formatting web pages."
--Jonathan Frick, Web Design Essentials, amazon.com

"Contains a wealth of useful information. The writing style is engaging-the more you read, the more you realize that the author is a subject matter expert able to communicate his knowledge effectively. Read Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide if you are a CSS novice or use CSS regularly and want an up-to-date, reliable guide. Yes, O'Reilly books have a reputation as high-quality reference guides. This book is no exception as it provides concrete details and applicable examples on how to use CSS to improve your HTML." --Angela Robertson, Technical Communication, May 2001

"Eric Meyer is THE Cascading Style Sheets guy. If you need a good reference on CSS, buy one of Eric's and you won't be disappointed." --Wendy Willard, A Web-Design Teacher's Recommended Reading List, May 2001

"This fine guide delivers on its promise as an indispensable tool for CSS coders." -- Randy M. Zeitman, www.CompBookReview.com, March 2001

"What can I say? Another excellent O'Reilly book. Style sheets are not for everybody. But if you want to learn more, this is one of the best books I've seen on the topic." --Deborah Lynne Wiley, econtent, Dec 2000

"Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide will teach you everything you need to know about cascading style sheet-and then some! Without a doubt, this is one of the best books I've looked at on CSS yet." --Irene Krause, CEBUG Swatter, July 2000

"Meyer is prepared to show you all the tricks of the trade. He has plenty of examples of CSS code as well as numerous illustrations of its results. After browsing this book for awhile, you'll be surprised at how much of a code warrior you can be." --John Mello, Mass High Tech, 8/28/00

"Cascading style sheets can put a great deal of control and flexibility in the hands of a Web designer--in theory, that is. In reality, varying browser support for CSS1 and lack of CSS2 implementation make CSS a tricky topic. "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" is a comprehensive text that shows how to take advantage of the benefits of CSS while keeping compatibility issues in mind." --Stephen Plain and Teri Kieffer, Amazon.com Delivers Web Development, Sept. 26, 2000

"What can I say? Another excellent O'Reilly book. If you are ready to take the next step with your HTML coding and incorporate style sheets, read this book to get up to speed. Style sheets are not yet for everybody. But if you want to learn more, this is one of the best books I've seen on the topic." --Deborah Lynne Wiley, Reviews of Recent Writings: Library Management Issues, Dec 2000

"the style is easily readable, the technology becomes understandable, and browser inconsistencies are pointed outfa great "must-have" reference tile, which should be read by anyone involved with HTML development." --Mark Newton, PC Pro, Oct 2000

"I think the book would be an excellent introduction to anyone trying to learn CSS, or just interested in why that !@#!$% pages doesn't look right in Netscapemthe price is $34.95, which is not too outrageous as technical books go today." --Jim Foster, Kennebec Valley Computer Society, Sept 2000

"When successfully implemented, Cascading Style Sheets result in much more elegant HTML that separates form from function. This fine guide delivers on its promise as an indispensable tool for CSS coders. --Stephen W. Plain, amazon.com, June 2000

"I fell in love with Style Sheets at first sight. Why? Because I realized that in mere moments CSS gave me gorgeous design effects that even the most cleverly worked-around HTML could never come near. Yet every love requires the lover to make sacrifices. CSS is more complex than HTML, and far more fickle: CSS is not fully supported by even the latest versions of the major Web browsers. Which means that in the real world--oh, dear!--some browsers will not be able to view your web pages made with Style Sheets, and other browsers will see things much differently than you had planned. In technology, as in life, Love is blind... "[A]must-own work is Eric Meyer's Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide. Eric Meyer is an acknowledged expert in the realm of Cascading Style Sheets. Meyer writes with a natural style, easy to follow, lively, and often reassuringWhat it all adds up to is everything I look for in a great non-fiction book: an expert teacher making a difficult subject interesting and clear. This is the heart of it all, and yet a few words need to be said about this book's design: it is gorgeous. Not flashy, but the typefaces are attractive, and the book has been designed with just the right amount of white space so that it's pleasant to look at and easy to read Meyer explains why you should be using Style Sheets, guides you from beginnerdom to Style Sheet mastery, and takes you and your website into the designing future that promises the best of both worlds: more structure and more style."-- Michael Pastore, BookLovers Review, June 2000

"This book does a fine job of following in the tradition of the O'Reilly series by being easy to read and understand. The author does a wonderful job of taking the novice reader and defining style sheets by comparing it to straight HTML. This proves to be the perfect place to begin, as the reader is brought to a comfortable area of understanding. Once accomplished, Meyer systematically takes the most important aspects of HTML and reworks the code into a style sheet example I found the book to be refreshing, descriptive and informative. Where most technical books require absolute focus to be able to follow, Eric Meyer writes in a clear, logical and almost story form. I highly recommend this book both for a conceptual read as well as a desktop reference."--Roger Clark, St Louis Web Developers and Web Designers Organization, Dec 2000


" Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide will teach you everything you need to know about cascading style sheet-and then some! Without a doubt, this is one of the best books I've looked at on CSS yet."-Irene Krause, CEBUG Swatter, July 2000

"Meyer is prepared to show you all the tricks of the trade. He has plenty of examples of CSS code as well as numerous illustrations of its results. After browsing this book for awhile, you'll be surprised at how much of a code warrior you can be."-- John Mello, Mass High Tech, 8/28/00