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Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Professional by Simon Collison

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PART 1Get to Know CSS

And so our journey begins, logically at Part 1. The first three chapters explore the major whys and wherefores of CSS, getting as much of the technical theory out of the way as quickly as possible.

From then on, Part 1 deals with the common elements of any design and how to transform them with CSS, and for the most part, these elements—headings, forms, tables, paragraphs, and so on—will be familiar to you. Each chapter builds a little on the preceding chapters, gradually increasing your CSS aptitude before throwing you into Part 2, where you'll get to grips with layout and more advanced approaches.

Chapter 1, "Getting Started," sets you on your way by analyzing first the methods of applying style sheets to your (X)HTML. ...

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