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Need advise on a book
fashezee




msg:1185708
 9:57 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would like to know all about style sheets; tips & tricks/ interoperability/ future etc...

Can anyone suggest me a book?

Thanks.

 

DrDoc




msg:1185709
 10:00 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

[w3.org...] is a good place to start ;)

madcat




msg:1185710
 11:25 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Cascading Style Sheets > Separating Content from Presentation > Owen Briggs, Steven Champeon, Eric Costello, and Matt Patterson (Glasshaus)

and

Cascading Style Sheets - The Definitive Guide by Eric Meyers (O'Reilly). Meyers also has a new book out you might be interested in, check Amazon.

Books from these sources usually provide A+ content.

Matt

Nick_W




msg:1185711
 8:11 am on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Personally I'm glad I never bought a book. My sources are:
  • W3C Style Section
  • WebmasterWorld
  • Decent Browser Support Chart (I use westciv.com's)
I know there might be groans about the W3C bit, people are often intimidated by the thought of it but, seriously, it's the best source of information available and it's not half as tough as you might think.

Why conform to anyone elses opinion on how CSS should be written? Just skim through the specs list at w3c and you'll soon spot something that'll help. Check it out on a browser chart, if it's still a go, try it and if you have problems discuss it here.

Nick

Nick_W




msg:1185712
 8:16 am on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oooops! - I tell a lie, well almost.

I do have the HTML & XHTML the definitive Guide by O'Reilly.

I'd not be without that. Though I never use it for CSS, the section on it is quite good.

Nick

4serendipity




msg:1185713
 12:06 am on Mar 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Two more Meyer books:

Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer's Reference
A very nice CSS 2.0 reference. It's a little dated (it came out before IE6), but it's still very good to have.

and

Eric Meyer on CSS
A great book that runs you through a number of CSS projects step by step. I'd put this one on the top of your list.

BlobFisk




msg:1185714
 12:25 pm on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've got one book Cascading Style Sheets - designing for the web by Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos, which I use for reference occasionally - although less and less each week!

My primary reference point these days is the web - W3C and WebmasterWorld.

Alternative Future




msg:1185715
 12:29 pm on Mar 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have to vote for Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 (Programmer's Reference)
by Eric Meyer

Really handy reference book am sure there is a new one out now though :)

-gs

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