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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) by Example by Steve Callihan

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Chapter 1. Getting Oriented

Before you jump into creating your first style sheet, it doesn't hurt to get oriented. Just jumping directly into creating styles can be pretty confusing, if you don't first develop some basic understandings of what styles sheets are and how they work. I'll also be including directions for how to download and extract the example files you'll be using to create this book's examples, as well as information on choosing a text editor to work with the examples. In this chapter you'll learn about the following:

  • What a style sheet is

    The use of style sheets in word processing programs, desktop publishing programs, and on the World Wide Web is discussed.

  • How CSS is implemented in browsers

    You'll learn about first-generation and ...

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