CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, 5th Edition
- By Jason Cranford Teague
- Published Sep 23, 2010 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7" x 9"
- Pages: 456
- Edition: 5th
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71963-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71963-8
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-138991-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-138991-5
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With CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the stylesheet language, or skip ahead to any chapter of the book to look up specific tasks covering just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users CSS. Best-selling author Jason Cranford Teague takes readers through today's CSS essentials and provides extensive coverage of CSS3 and CSS 2.1 techniques. The book outlines what can be done with CSS3 now and how the latest browsers have implemented many of the new features. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to CSS, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples.
53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Awesome book to prep you for the next level of CSS.,
This review is from: CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide (5th Edition) (Paperback)I am already comfortable with using CSS with my web design, but being self taught, I wanted something to round off my knowledge of the language, as well as prepare me for the future that is CSS Level 3. I really applaud the way this book is designed and the Author takes time to thoroughly walk you through the steps of implementing what he's teaching. Downloadable files from his website are perfect and contain just about every Selector and Declaration he teaches in the book.
The book also dives into the new HTML 5 standard, and teaches that along side CSS3, because, really HTML 5 and CSS3 need to be together. Having read HTML5: Up and Running by Mark Piglrim before I read through this book, I was already aware of all the new elements that I could style, and that helped me get through the book more efficiently. A very straight forward book, very nicely laid out, and a few chapters at the end to help you get the most out of CSS3.
However I did find a few problems,... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide (5th Edition) (Paperback)Jason Teague's writing style combined with his obviously enormous knowledge of CSS provides readers (particularly those classified as beginners or intermediate level) with a first-class book crammed with all sorts of helpful information. I have been using CSS for years and have come across things in this book (from CSS-levels below #3) that I had not known before. His writing style is light but informative using everyday language set at a "speaking" level rather than a "teaching" level. This book will not spend much time in my bookcase...rather, it will be living next to my keyboard. Excellent!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Exactly what I needed,
This review is from: CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide (5th Edition) (Paperback)Up until this book, I had read very little formal material on CSS. I've been programming in HTML, a watered down CSS, PHP, and MySQL for quite awhile and had largely been controlling the appearance by my sites by serving up inline styles with PHP and only a little support from CSS (not as awful as it sounds... well at least I made it work). I was also controlling the page structure with tables, which now I realize is so much more complicated than using CSS. From this point on, CSS will control the appearance of all the elements on my page, using only PHP as support for reducing the amount of code I must write (and for doing server side actions).
This book might be called "Introduction to CSS with new features from CSS3". It teaches CSS very well and discusses some of the new features of CSS3 along the way. In my case, this book helped me build a better structure for an upcoming renovation of my group's website (openintro org, old version still up but version 2.0 to launch... Read more
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Download Chapter 4, Selective Styling (includes Chapter 4 and Index)
Page 18, the chapter reference at the very end of the left column should be (Chapter 13), not (Chapter 14).
Page 217, the last two sentences of the third tip should be removed: Want to know how to do this? Check out Chapter 17, 'Navigation, Buttons, and Controls.'
Page 248, add footnote under table that states: Not until IE8 was inline-block FULLY supported.
Page 329, in the first bold TIP in the left column, middle of the paragraph, "let IE 8" should read: "lte IE 8"
Page 342, in the bold TIP at the bottom of the left column, "Vertical is done by setting the line-weight" should read: "Vertical is done by setting the line-height"
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