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Eric Meyer
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March 20 2001 0072131780 978-0072131789 1
The most authoritative quick reference available for CSS programmers. This handy resource gives you programming essentials at your fingertips, including all the new tags and features in CSS 2.0. You'll get concise information on designing and deploying complex style sheets as well as details on browser support.

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Improve Web Design and Delivery with this Useful Programming Language!

Make your Web design and development more potent by using Cascading Style Sheets to define and deliver your pages. Attach CSS to structured documents to influence presentation without adding new HTML tags or sacrificing device independence. Build cohesive pages from multiple sources using CSS ordering to help eliminate conflicts. Structure and offer consistent content using STYLE attributes of individual element tags, LINK elements, and imported style sheets. Let this Programmer's Reference be a tool for quick and accurate access to CSS 2.0 specifics, and realize the Web's ideal of separating presentation and content.

  • Design and deploy CSS effectively with this concise reference
  • Utilize the most direct means of presenting Web content as you intend it to be viewed
  • Understand the properties and values of CSS, including visual, paged, and aural media styles, plus selectors, pseudo-elements, pseudo-classes, at-rules, and more.

About the Author

Eric A. Meyer (Cleveland, OH) has been working with the Web since late 1993. He is currently the Internet Applications Manager for the OPAL Group, an information technology firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Eric is an Invited Expert and member of the W3C CSS&FP Working Group, and he is responsiblr for coordinating the creation of the W3C's CSS Test Suite. Eric continues to remain active on CSS newsgroups and edits Web Review's Style Sheets Reference

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for reference April 19 2004
This book is by no means an easy read and I would recommend it for reference only. In his writing, a lot of terms are not clearly explained (if at all) and I got lost many times (despite being very familiar with CSS).
If you are looking to learn CSS or just have a guide book, go elsewhere. As a reference book, this would be a good buy.
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Since I've gotten this book, I've used it constantly as a reference for what I'll need within my detailed style sheets for my websites. It is extremely useful, but I would caution against beginning to intermediate level people using this book in high hopes of it showing how to use CSS effectively. The book clearly assumes that you have a proper understanding of CSS structure (only touching on it briefly within one section) and knowledge of what it requires within the context of HTML to make it work. None of this is clearly demonstrated. It is a resource akin to a dictionary when you're not sure of something's usage or meaning. In that sense, it is excellent. I would have liked, however, if there was some section for anticipated things within the progress of CSS (moving toward version 3.0 and any addendum aspects such as RUBY within the 2.0 scheme), so that developers and designers alike can 'think forward' for future sites and how they would be implemented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reference? Yes. Good? Yes! Dec 23 2003
I normally don't write reviews, but recently this book has been helping me out a lot so I thought I'd share.
As someone previously familiar with CSS, and fluent in a slew of other web based languages I needed a book that had all of the information I needed about CSS so I didn't have to troll the web everytime I ran into a problem. Well, this book is it. Eric Meyer is known for being the man at CSS and this book is well written and concise. I'd recommend it to anyone using CSS, fluent or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works for me Nov. 14 2003
Brief, clear, complete - just what I need. I used this to write my first style sheets, from no knowledge at all, in just a few minutes. It's very well organized; I can always find what I need in just a few seconds.
Even better, this has the information that HTML books tend to forget. Most mention HTML STYLE="" options in various of the formatting tags. None of the HTML books I've seen tell you what to put between the quotes. This book take the place of the chapter that should have been in my HTML book, but isn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have... Nov. 2 2003
To all you newbies, here's what you do. Go buy "Designing CSS Web Pages" by Schmitt at your local Barnes and Noble first. It's excellent. It will give you a good grasp of CSS. Return it within the 30 days and get this book. You'll have a good grasp of CSS in no time at all.
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Simple and sweet - good refence, easy lookup structure, fast answers. Anyone dealing with CSS should have this close by.
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This is a reference book.
It says that in the title but some of the negative reviews on this book seem to have overlooked that. It is NOT a turorial. It is NOT going to be a magic book to give you all your ideas so you don't have to think and have good design skills.
What it is...
A really good, thorough, reference book on CSS2. This guy knows his stuff and presents it clearly and without any clutter. It is laid out so you can easily find every element, property, and atribute there is. Sure you could go to the World Wide Web Consortium's web site for the info, but when you're in the middle of coding - a good REFERENCE book is still tops for getting info fast. And in my opinion, the layout of the book makes more sense than the w3's web site (though it is valuable too).
To those just starting with CSS-
This book may be hard to grasp at first. Buy it anyway. Find a few web sites to get the basics down because this will be the book you'll want to have after your first week, when what you need is a reference and not a dumbed down overworded tutorial with examples that don't fit your application anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reference to an Essential Tool March 5 2003
If you are ready to make your web design life easier and commit to using style sheets (CSS), then this volume belongs on your desk. Even using GoLive or Dreamweaver, the time comes when you need to tweak things yourself and pick out the exact formatting tags and know their implications for difference browsers your readers may use. Every book I've seen on LEARNING CSS is not comprehensive the way Meyer's "Reference" volume is.
Of course, it IS a reference volume - not an introduction. Therefore (as some reviewers note) even the introductory material is not sufficiently elementary for the novice. The word REFERENCE is in the title, however, so I don't fault this book for not providing what it didn't promise to provide. So, beginners, feel free to buy the book now - because you'll want it to refer to. But get your grounding in a more basic book. Meyer's 2000 "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" could use its second edition, but is a great way to begin when you have this "Reference" volume to check the latest info on CSS and browsers supported.
And, if you're need persuading to minimize your HTML and move forward with Style Sheets, at least skim the first couple chapters of Owen Briggs. et al.'s "Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation" (ISBN 1904151043 ) They quickly helped me see why not to waste time and power on mere HTML when I'm involved in a complex web site - especiallly when growth and adaptations are planned over the years.
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