Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide
- By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
- Published Feb 25, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickProject Guide series.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 144
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-55557-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-55557-1
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-57301-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-57301-8
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Sometimes it's hard to get started with a new technology. That's where this book excels. It's not going to show Web designers everything there is to know about CSS but rather will provide a solid introduction from which to build their CSS knowledge. The beginning of the book starts with the basics -- rules, selectors, classes, IDs, the cascade, internal and external style sheets, Divs, boxes, floats, padding, margins -- everything is covered. Next comes styling elements, working with images, menus and navigation, and moving styles from internal to external style sheets. Rounding out this project-based guide is working with browsers, both old and new, and debugging CSS. Succinct and to the point, it's the perfect book for designers without a lot of time who need to understand and start using CSS.
This book doesn't have a full companion site, but you can get all the images and further information for the book by downloading the file at www.dori.com/css/CSSimages.zip.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Provide the tutorial for download,
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This review is from: Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide (Paperback)I like the brevity of this book because it could be a good way to get started learning CSS. However, I wish the authors would post the HTML and CSS code that is used in the book's tutorial. After starting the tutorial, I got stuck and have not been able to complete the tutorial. I've tried over and over to figure out what I'm leaving out, and I have even written the authors for help. If readers of this book could simply download and compare their work with the original code for the tutorial, it might really help. Also, I would suggest if you don't have much background with CSS that you skip reading the first 22 pages and just start with the tutorial on page 23. As you work through the tutorial, then go back and read the theoretical parts. It will make more sense to you.
Also, this is just a tiny criticism: only one or two images are used in the tutorial web page, and I think the authors could have provided a download of the image they use in the book to make the tutorial... Read more
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good CSS starter, Here are the Source files!,
This review is from: Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide (Paperback)UPDATE: I originally gave this book 3 stars, but I am downgrading my review to a luke warm 3 stars. The reason is that in Chapter 8, there are several errors and omissions that basically doesn't let the user actually create the page that is shown. For instance, they leave out an integral selector "navbar ul" from the book. Without it, the page navbar looks like it is broken. Going to the source files (see below) showed me what I was missing, but for all the people that aren't aware that the source files exist, they might be lost. It appears that the book wasn't carefully proof read prior to publication. Actually it doesn't appear that the authors didn't have someone go thru the book as if they were learning CSS for the first time. If they did, this would have stood out as something that needed some fixing.
Another nit pick, in the same chapter, the reader is presented with the "old CSS" #navbar, but it actually should have been #sidebar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A beginner's guide to the proper use of CSS,
This review is from: Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide (Paperback)Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide, by Tom Negrino and Dori Smith, helps the beginning web designer learn how to use CSS in a simple, easy-to-follow format. This being my first exposure to one of the Visual QuickProject Guides by Peachpit Press, I was both pleased and disappointed when I received this slim volume. I was pleased in the presentation and clear descriptions given to each aspect of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). I was disappointed in the brevity of the text, and the lack of downloadable materials to use to follow the examples in the book.
All of the major concepts of CSS are presented so that a beginner can easily understand them. While some ways of utilizing CSS properly can be the subject of debate, the authors have chosen a rational approach that serves the basic web designer well. The result is a set of web pages that follow a simply understood design, yet ensures that the layout and format is isolated to the CSS style document, rather than... Read more
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Page 15: The last sentence of the first paragraph should should read "...labeled with the CSS ID name for each."
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