Written by David Sawyer McFarland, the bestselling author of Dreamweaver: The Missing Manual and the first edition of CSS: The Missing Manual, this book will help both beginners and web-building veterans alike. McFarland combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and a dash of humor to help readers make the most of CSS. CSS: The Missing Manual will be among the first books to fully cover Internet Explorer 8. But unlike competing books, CSS: The Missing Manual doesn't assume that everyone in the world only uses Internet Explorer; our book provides support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers.
In the book's introduction, MacFarland states, "As you read the book's chapters, you'll encounter a number of living examples--step-by-step tutorials that you can build yourself, using raw materials (like graphics and half-completed web pages) that you can download from www.sawmac.com/css2e. You may not gain very much by simply reading these step-by-step lessons while relaxing in your porch hammock. But if you take the time to work through them at the computer, you'll discover that these tutorials give you insight into the way professional designers build web pages."
In this fully revised edition, CSS: The Missing Manual walks you through the important stuff you need to know:
Unlike other books, you will find the URLs of the finished pages in each lesson, so that you can compare your work with the final result. In other words, you won't just see pictures of the how the web pages should look; you'll find the actual, working web pages on the Internet.
Written in the witty and entertaining Missing Manual style, this second edition covers more elements of CSS 3, the specification's latest version, and Internet Explorer 8. Newcomers and experienced web designers alike will learn how to tap into the real power of CSS to build sparklingly new websites, or refurbish old sites that are ready for an upgrade.
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