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Computer Science | Getting StartED with CSS

Getting StartED with CSS

Powers, David

2009, 350 p.

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  • Covers all aspects of CSS in a unique modular, friendly manner
  • Written by top-selling author, David Powers
  • Part of the Getting StartED consumer series

Knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is essential for developing modern, attractive websites, but many beginners are put off by the need to learn about unfamiliar concepts, such as selectors, properties, and classes, before they can achieve anything. Getting StartED with CSS takes a practical approach by showing you how to use CSS in simple stages, starting by changing the default appearance of HTML tags to improve the look of text and links. It assumes no prior knowledge of CSS and avoids bombarding you with unnecessary technical details. At the same time, it explains all the main points and acts as a reference that you can come back to when you need to refresh your memory. More advanced concepts are introduced gradually, so that by the end of the book you'll have a solid understanding of all the main aspects of CSS. Particular attention is paid to avoiding the common pitfalls of beginners, enabling you to create websites that not only look good, but also are easy to maintain.

  • Requires no previous knowledge of CSS
  • Instant results—starts off by showing how improve the look of a website stage by stage
  • Doesn't bombard you with endless rules and jargon

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » CSS - HTML - navigation - page layout - time

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. What Is CSS, and Why Should I Learn It?
  2. How Do I Improve the Look of Text and Links?
  3. How Can I Improve the Layout of My Text?
  4. How Can I Flow Text Around Images?
  5. How Do I Add Backgrounds and Borders to Improve the Look of My Page?
  6. How Do I Solve the Mysteries of Width and Height?
  7. How Do I Create Differently Styled Sections?
  8. How Do I Style Lists and Navigation Menus?
  9. How Do I Style Tables?
  10. How Do I Position Elements Precisely on the Page?
  11. Are There Any Guidelines for Basic Page Layout?
  12. How Do I Create Styles for Printing?

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