O'Reilly logo

CSS: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

The Missing Credits

About the Author

image with no caption

David McFarland (author) is a web developer, teacher and author. He’s been building web sites since 1995, when he designed his first website: an online magazine for communication professionals.

He’s taught web design at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Center for Electronic Art, the Art Institute of Portland, and Portland State University.

He’s currently a Teaching Team Leader at the online education site, Treehouse (http://teamtreehouse.com).

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manuals series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and various electronic devices. Email: .

Melanie Yarbrough (production editor and compositor) works and plays in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she bakes up whatever she can imagine and bikes around the city. Email: .

Molly Ives Brower (proofreader) is a freelance editor and proofreader who has loved the Internet since she got a BITNET address in 1990. These days, though, she can be found online at http://www.mjibrower.com and on Twitter, where she goes by @vintagereader. Email: .

Ron Strauss(indexer) specializes in the indexing of information technology publications of all kinds. Ron is also an accomplished classical violist and lives in Northern California with his wife and fellow indexer, Annie, and his miniature pinscher, Kanga. Email: .

Rich Koster (beta reader) bought his first Mac, a 17-inch MacBook Pro, in 2009, and has never looked back toward the Dark Side (PCs). Rich served as the tech editor of David Pogue’s iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition. He’s a husband, a father, and creator of the Disney Echo at http://DisneyEcho.emuck.com, which he has fun tending daily with his MacBook Pro!

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to all those who helped with this book, including the many students I’ve taught who always help me see complex concepts through beginner’s eyes. Thanks to my technical editors, Daniel Quinn and Jennifer Davis, who saved me from embarrassing mistakes. We all owe a big debt of gratitude to the many web designers who have broken new ground by using CSS in creative ways and shared their discoveries with the web design community.

Thanks to David Pogue, who got me started, many years ago on this long adventure. Thanks to Nan Barber for refining my writing, fixing my mistakes, and keeping me on track.

David Sawyer McFarland

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index and cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters). Recent and upcoming titles include:

  • Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Buying a Home: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

  • Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • CSS3: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by David Sawyer McFarland and Chris Grover

  • Excel 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman

  • Fire Phone: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Flash CS6: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy

  • HTML5: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • iMovie: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller

  • iPad: The Missing Manual, Seventh Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

  • iPhone: The Missing Manual, Eighth Edition by David Pogue

  • iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry

  • iPhoto: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider

  • iPod: The Missing Manual, Eleventh Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue

  • iWork: The Missing Manual by Jessica Thornsby and Josh Clark

  • JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers

  • Living Green: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

  • Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • NOOK HD: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald

  • OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop Elements 13: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

  • PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Brett McLaughlin

  • QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mavericks Edition by David Pogue

  • Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows 8: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • WordPress: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

For a full list of all Missing Manuals in print, go to www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required