November 7, 2006
CSS: The Definitive Guide - CSS in all its Warts and Glory
Sebastopol, CA--CSS is no longer a subject that can be set aside by web
designers until they have a convenient time to learn it: its use is more
widespread than ever and it's become a fundamental skill in web design.
According to Eric A. Meyer, noted CSS expert and author of CSS: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly, US $44.99), CSS is spreading and taking root
in the oddest of places. "It even shows up in client-side applications
other than web browsers, like chat clients and dashboard widgets," he
"I originally wrote it to explain CSS in all its warts and glory," says
Meyer. Now in its third edition, CSS: The Definitive Guide is a complete
sourcebook for people working with the language. But Meyer is quick to
remind readers that the book is a "guide" and not a "straight-up"
reference. "You'd think that would be clear from the title, but some
people apparently get confused about that," says Meyer. He also wants
readers to know that the book covers what is relevant now: "I didn't spend
much time on CSS features that nobody supports."
- This classic guide shows readers how to put every aspect of cascading
style sheets into practice according to the latest specifications, CSS2
- Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, and other browsers,
including the new CSS3 selectors they support.
- Meyer uses his trademark wit and breadth of experience to explore
properties, tags, attributes, and implementations.
- Covers real-life issues such as browser support and design knowledge.
- Written for web developers and designers who code; only requires
knowledge of HTML 4.0.
Eric A. Meyer is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web
standards who has worked with the web since 1993. He's
also the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which includes among its
clients America Online, Apple Computer, Wells Fargo Bank, and Macromedia.
Background and Market Information:
CSS: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition
Eric A. Meyer
ISBN: 0-596-52733-0, 518 pages, $44.99 US, $58.99 CA
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