HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS by Rachel Andrew

By Rachel Andrew

This ebook got here a little as a unhappiness after I accomplished the wonderful Sitepoint ebook on uncomplicated HTML & CSS referred to as construct your individual site the proper means utilizing HTML & CSS, by way of Ian Lloyd.

The again web page of this e-book acknowledged it'd be an instructional booklet, so I anticipated that almost all of the ebook may encompass tutorials, yet i used to be wrong.

This ebook does not appear to be aware of which course it desires to cross:
a reference booklet, a thought e-book, or an instructional book...so you get abit of everything.

1/3 of the booklet (7 chapters) covers concept: this part has no
routines or tutorials in any respect, simply examples to seem at.

1/3 of the booklet covers the particular tutorials (3 chapters) the place you
construct a extra complicated website.

1/3 of the booklet is a reference section.

If i wished a reference e-book on CSS i'd have got a precise CSS reference book.
The related is going for theory.

Also, concentrate on typos, i've got came across a variety of within the code.

On the plus facet, the writing has an analogous informal contact as many other
Sitepoint books. if you would like transparent motives with out an excessive amount of technical fuss, you then will get pleasure from this book.
If you've got a performed a uncomplicated course/book on (X)HTML and CSS, corresponding to Ian Lloyd's publication, then this ebook is an efficient continuation of your studying. It brings up extra complicated stuff.

But, when you are trying to find a hands-on booklet with plenty of routines, this isn't the easiest publication for you.

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1) into one that has a completely different feel to it. 1 looks like if we simply choose colors appropriate to a holiday theme—yellow text on a black background. 3 shows the oppos­ ite effect: black text on a yellow background. 1, you’d have to admit that the two variations are more interesting to look at. 2. 2. As you can see, it’s fairly straightforward, yet the result of its use is certainly dramatic. body { color: yellow; background-color: black; } As we’ll see in Chapter 5, naming the colors you want is just one of several ways to define color in CSS.

Let’s take a brief look at each of these categorizations, so that you have a good overview of the organization of CSS rules before you embark on a detailed study of their use. Which Properties can CSS Rules Affect? CSS rules can include properties that affect virtually every aspect of the presentation of information on a web site. A complete reference to these properties is presented in Appendix C. Which Elements can CSS Affect? ” CSS allows the designer to affect all paragraphs, but how can you confine that impact to certain, specific paragraphs?

Therefore, pages that use external styles are quicker to load. Last, but not least, external style sheets are simply more professional. By using them, you demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the separation of content from presentation, and you make it much easier to discuss your style sheets, share them with colleagues, analyze their effects, and work with them as if they were a serious part of the site’s design, rather than an afterthought. A Simple Example Now that you have a basic overview of what CSS is all about, why it exists, and why it’s an important technique for web designers to adopt, where’s the proof?

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