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Learning CSS
Anyone know a good book?

 2:42 am on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have done a little CSS, based on copying and modifying what I have seen others produce, and looking at online tutorials, but I still feel like I am groping in the dark.

Can anyone recommend a good book or other source to give me a solid foundation in learning to do proper CSS?




 2:48 am on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)


I like 'Eric Meyer on CSS' and it would seem that a lot of others do as well...



 8:51 am on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)


Check out Nick's Crash Course


 8:58 am on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

agree why buy a book when you have nick :)


 9:11 am on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Flattery will get you everywhere ;)

There is a lot of talent in this forum, and quite a number far better than I, keep reading, check out the library and you'll soon work out who the players are!

I've always found the best learning is acheived by doing but you need a good reference. w3schools have a nice course, so does westciv.com - the best is w3c however, just think about what you want to do then look down the specs list [webmasterworld.com] and follow the appropriate link.

CSS isn't really about 'knowing every technical detail' for me. You have to have a feel for the technology, and know where to get specific info on a property or concept.

By continully reading and asking questions here and using the references above you'll soon have a feel for it, and once ou have that, css is really very simple ;)



 1:08 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

....but not on here it would seem!


 4:25 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)
HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS
Dan Shafer

Takes designing with css from the beginning
I'm particularly happy for the appendix mentioning *every* css rule - inclusive of the browser-specific ones.


 5:13 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I used "Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web (2nd Edition)" by Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos, the guys that designed CSS.

Easy to read, easy to understand, and has plenty of examples. I suppose the content may be a bit old nowadays, but I'd still recommend it as a solid foundation for CSS study.


 6:29 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I tend to rely on the W3Schools' web site and the O'Reilly book on CSS ... and, of course, on WebmasterWorld. :)


 10:35 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

CORE CSS 2nd Edition is a great book.

Easy reading, well laid out, and an excellent reference source which also shows browser compatibility for every aspect of CSS.


 11:46 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all the suggestions- looks like I better get busy! :)


 11:50 pm on Nov 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm reading "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide"
by Eric A. Meyer right now. Very informative and helpful.

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