Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer's Reference
||Author: Eric A. Meyer|
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (20 March, 2001)
Sales Rank: 2,609
Average Customer Rating: 4.44 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Useful Information, But Definitely Not For Beginners
Since I've gotten this book, I've used it constantly as a reference for what I'll need within my detailed style sheets for my websites. It is extremely useful, but I would caution against beginning to intermediate level people using this book in high hopes of it showing how to use CSS effectively. The book clearly assumes that you have a proper understanding of CSS structure (only touching on it briefly within one section) and knowledge of what it requires within the context of HTML to make it work. None of this is clearly demonstrated. It is a resource akin to a dictionary when you're not sure of something's usage or meaning. In that sense, it is excellent. I would have liked, however, if there was some section for anticipated things within the progress of CSS (moving toward version 3.0 and any addendum aspects such as RUBY within the 2.0 scheme), so that developers and designers alike can 'think forward' for future sites and how they would be implemented.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Reference? Yes. Good? Yes!
I normally don't write reviews, but recently this book has been helping me out a lot so I thought I'd share.
As someone previously familiar with CSS, and fluent in a slew of other web based languages I needed a book that had all of the information I needed about CSS so I didn't have to troll the web everytime I ran into a problem. Well, this book is it. Eric Meyer is known for being the man at CSS and this book is well written and concise. I'd recommend it to anyone using CSS, fluent or not.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Works for me
Brief, clear, complete - just what I need. I used this to write my first style sheets, from no knowledge at all, in just a few minutes. It's very well organized; I can always find what I need in just a few seconds.
Even better, this has the information that HTML books tend to forget. Most mention HTML STYLE="" options in various of the formatting tags. None of the HTML books I've seen tell you what to put between the quotes. This book take the place of the chapter that should have been in my HTML book, but isn't.
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