Print designers work in images, shapes, and
color: not code. The last thing many of them want to do is to
translate their work into mono-spaced tags and numbers, divs and
ids. But print designers can't ignore the web and producing a
design for the web has become a common part of a complete graphics
package. And, knowing the basics of CSS is an essential ingredient
CSS for Print Designers presents web design concepts using metaphors that make sense to visual designers. Instead of using terms like semantics and structure, the book simplifies the language of web design using metaphors that print designers are comfortable with such as grouping like items or sculpting a layout from top to bottom or even how using sprites with CSS is like importing and cropping images in InDesign. The book uses efficient use of space with supporting graphics that demonstrate complex concepts such as nesting tags, clearing floats, and creating sprites.