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

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CHAPTER 12Layout Manipulation

How does your layout perform on the big stage, under the glare of the lights? Importantly, how easy is it for you—the web designer—to manipulate the layout to suit changing content?

This shorter chapter details two extremely useful concepts that professional web designers make use of on a regular basis. First, we'll look at switching layouts using an ID to trigger specific CSS selectors for a specific situation. This is a simple concept that makes templating much easier and helps you get the most out of your style sheets.

Later in this chapter, you'll learn how to overcome a common problem where you'll want your columns to be the same height, but can't specify equal heights in the style sheet without backing yourself ...

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