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Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design by Eric A. Meyer

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Project Goals

Our goal for this project is as straightforward as can be: to take an HTML-heavy design and convert it to a mixture of HTML and CSS. In so doing, we’ll explore how commonly used HTML structures and tricks can be replaced with vastly simpler markup and CSS, and we’ll learn how doing this makes the document markup a great deal easier to read. When we’re done, we’ll take some measurements to determine just how much of a savings our effort has yielded.

We’ll assess each portion of the document as we reach it, so the approaches we’ll take aren’t known ahead of time. We can still articulate some general goals, however:

  • The number of images in the page should be reduced to an absolute minimum. This will have the dual benefit of making ...

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