March 25, 2004
"Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition": CSS Potential Realized--Web Authors Seize the Moment
Sebastopol, CA--CSS is no longer just about potential. "CSS is realized.
CSS has proven itself beyond imagination. Cascading Style Sheets have
unquestionably revolutionized the Web," says Molly Holzschlag, a
steering committee member for the Web Standards Project, in a new Foreword
to the just-released Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, Second
Edition (Meyers, O'Reilly, US $39.95).
CSS has rapidly matured as a standard and become the W3C-approved
method for adding to and enriching the visual presentation of web documents.
Using CSS, web authors can mimic the sophisticated layout and pagination
of desktop publishing with clean, easy-to-maintain scripts.
Simply put, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a method of separating a
document's structure from its presentation. "CSS gives us more control
over our layouts; more options to manage and control color, images, and
text sizing; and greater ability to maintain numerous documents, provide
accessibility, and serve multiple devices much more easily," maintains
Author Eric A. Meyer is a member of the CSS&FP Working Group and an
internationally recognized expert on CSS. With Meyer as a guide, readers
will save time and money while taking advantage of CSS's richer document
appearance and compact file size for faster-loading web pages.
This completely revised and fully updated edition to Meyer's
groundbreaking bestseller serves as a comprehensive guide to CSS
implementation for both advanced and novice web authors. It completes the
discussion of CSS2, covers CSS2.1 (the most current version of the
specification), and introduces emerging elements of CSS3.
With Meyer's trademark wit and clear style, this second edition of
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide includes new content on
positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface,
paged media, and more. It explores in detail each CSS property and how it
interacts with other properties, and it shows how to avoid common mistakes
Experienced web authors, scripters, and novice authors implementing CSS
from scratch will find that Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide,
Second Edition has everything they need to know and then some--from
properties, tags, attributes, and implementation to real-life issues such
as browser support and design guidelines.
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition
Eric A. Meyer
ISBN 0-596-00525-3, 507 pages, $39.95 US, $57.95 CA
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