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

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CHAPTER 13The Journey from Layoutto Template

It's now time for a fun chapter. You have worked so hard to get this far, that it seems appropriate to pull a few of your newfound skills together and walk through some common features of most web sites to produce a working template. Templates are starting points, where you begin to think about carving up the content and making it fit into set areas of the web site. This is the second step toward a completed design, where common page elements are incorporated into the column layout. These common elements will appear in many of your future designs, and they are flexible enough to become starting points for any job.

Specifically, we'll look at four common parts of the template—the masthead, headings ...

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