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The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design by Craig Grannell

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FOREWORD

Designing for the Web is a wonderful thing. The ability to publish something and have it appear immediately and globally is an empowering feeling. I'll never forget the first rush I felt when, as a print designer, I could simply "upload" some files and have them be immediately visible, rather than waiting in trepidation for the boxes to return from the printer. Back then the Web was simpler, there were fewer materials and tools, and "styling" was something you hacked together using bizarre hacks and workarounds to achieve even the simplest of tasks. The browser landscape was equally testing.

Now we're in a much better position. We have a wonderful thing called CSS that allows us to style pages with concise style rules and leave the HTML ...

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