CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Simon Collison,Andy Budd,Cameron Moll

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430223987

Category: Computers

Page: 362

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Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have. This second edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques
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CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Cameron Moll,Andy Budd,Simon Collison

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1590596145

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 3428

This book is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development—all you need to work your way up to CSS professional. While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using CSS, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve. By bringing all of the latest tips, tricks, and techniques together in one handy reference, this book demystifies the secrets of CSS and makes the journey to CSS mastery as simple and painless as possible. While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using CSS in your work, and concentrating mainly on advanced techniques. It begins with a brief recap of CSS fundamentals such as the importance of meaningful markup, how to structure and maintain your code, and how the CSS layout model really works. With the basics out of the way, each subsequent chapter details a particular aspect of CSS-based design. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical CSS techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work. Browser inconsistencies are the thorn in most CSS developers' sides, so we have dedicated two whole chapters to CSS hacks, filters, and bug fixing, as well as looking at image replacement; professional link, form, and list styling; pure CSS layouts; and much more. All of these techniques are then put into practice in two beautifully designed case studies, written by two of the world's best CSS designers, Simon Collison and Cameron Moll.
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CSS Mastery

Author: Andy Budd,Emil Björklund

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258640

Category: Computers

Page: 409

View: 4607

Fully updated to the latest CSS modules, make the journey to CSS mastery as simple and painless as possible. This book dives into advanced aspects of CSS-based design, such as responsive design, modular CSS, and CSS typography. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical CSS techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work. CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development—this book demystifies the secrets of CSS. While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using CSS, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve. While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using CSS in your work, and concentrating mainly on advanced techniques. This new edition covers all of the CSS fundamentals such as the importance of meaningful markup, how to structure and maintain your code, and how the CSS layout model really works. This new edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information Full coverage of modular CSS and responsive design Essential information on CSS typography and layout control What You'll Learn Discover the best practice concepts in CSS design Master the most important (and tricky) parts of CSS Identify and fix the most common CSS problems Deal with the most common bugs See the latest information on CSS features and support Who This Book Is For Intermediate and advanced web designers and developers. It offers a quick recap of the main points of CSS, while dispelling some common myths, but then moves forward to delve into the higher-level aspects of CSS. It contains fully up-to-date information throughout, and acts as a one-stop-shop for current CSS best practices.
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Textpattern Solutions

PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy

Author: Cody Lindley,Kevin Potts,Robert Sable,Roderick Smith,Mary Fredborg

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430202455

Category: Computers

Page: 450

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This is the first book dedicated to Textpattern development, a popular web site framework that allows its users to build up standards-compliant professional web sites with only a basic knowledge of the underlying technology. Written by five experts, it is suitable for every level of reader from novice to expert, taking the reader from the basics of the subject such as installation, right up to advanced subjects like writing plugins. It includes case studies and reference sections. It is also open source, so free to use, and has become very popular with tens of thousands of downloads to date.
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HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions

A Web Standardistas' Approach

Author: Nicklas Persson,Christopher Murphy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430216077

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2877

This book will teach you how to build hand-crafted web pages the Web Standardistas way: using well-structured XHTML for content and CSS for presentation. By embracing a web standards approach, you will hold the key to creating web sites that not only look great in all modern browsers, but also are accessible to a wide variety of audiences across a range of platforms—from those browsing on everyday computers, to those accessing the Web on the latest emerging mobile devices. Even if you're an absolute beginner in web design, this book will teach you how to build future-proof web pages the right way using easy-to-master tools which are, in most cases, free. Through 14 easy-to-follow chapters, we introduce you to the fundamentals of contemporary web design practice. Step by step we'll assemble well-structured XHTML webpages, which we'll then style using handcrafted CSS. By the end of the book, you'll have a firm knowledge of the essentials of web design: everything you need to know to move forward in your lifelong journey as a Web Standardista. To equip you on this noble quest, we've included enjoyable practical assignments at the end of each chapter. Embracing these challenges will not only teach you how to create great looking web sites that are the envy of your peers, but also equip you with an unrivaled knowledge of monkeys that journeyed to space and apes that starred in the movies—the real stars of this book. On completion of this book not only will you be able to create well-crafted web sites, but you will have earned the badge of a Web Standardista, proving your worth as a good citizen of the Web.
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Spring Into HTML and CSS

Author: Molly E. Holzschlag

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321605573

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery! Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better. Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects. Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results! All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser Construct templates that simplify every page you develop Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably Discover the right ways to use HTML tables Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
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HTML5 Mastery

Semantics, Standards, and Styling

Author: Anselm Bradford,Paul Haine

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238623

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 4393

Markup is synonymous with the development of the web, but most people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Why settle for average HTML, when you can become an HTML5 master? That’s where this unique book comes in. It’s aimed at web designers and developers who want to take their markup even further in the exciting new directions the web has taken in multimedia, interactivity and improved semantics. HTML5 isn't for just any web site, but for a web site that will contribute to tomorrow’s “web of data.” HTML5 Mastery will introduce the new markup elements of HTML5—including less commonly used ones—and show you where and how to use them. It also provides clever styling and scripting techniques that you can employ on your web site. It is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date with modern web design techniques.
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Microformats

Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0

Author: John Allsopp

Publisher: friendsofED

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Microformats burst onto the scene a couple of years ago and are fast becoming an essential tool for all professional web designers and developers. Imagine being able to integrate all of your web-based contact details, tagged articles, and geographical information seamlessly in web and desktop applications, without having to add anything extra to your websites except a little specialized HTML markup. Microformats provide a more formalized technology for adding commonly used semantics (such as contact details, location, and reviews) to today's Web. Unlike XML or the semantic Web, microformats use ubiquitous technologies like HTML and XHTML, existing developer skills, and current web tools, and, perhaps most important, they work in all of today's web browsers. This book is a comprehensive guide to microformats. It explores why—in Bill Gates' words—"We need microformats," how microformats work, and the kinds of problems microformats help solve. The book covers every current microformat, with complete details of the syntax, semantics, and uses of each, along with real-world examples and a comprehensive survey of the tools available for working with them. the book also features case studies detailing how major web content publishers such as yahoo put microformats to work in their web applications. Written by one of the Web's best-known educators, John Allsopp, Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 will help you painlessly get up to speed with this exciting technology.
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Stylin' with CSS

A Designer's Guide

Author: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132704991

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 3782

Cascading Style Sheets enable you to rapidly create web designs that can be shared by hundreds or even thousands of web pages. It accelerates development cycles by centralizing text and layout information for easy editing and updates. This book teaches you everything you need to know to start using CSS in your web development work, from the basics of marking up your content and styling text, through the creation of multi-column page layouts without the use of tables. Learn to create interface components, such as drop-down menus, navigation links, and animated graphical buttons, using only CSS (no JavaScript required). Discover how to design code that works on the latest standard-compliant browsers, such as IE7 and current versions of Firefox, Safari, and Opera, while working around the quirks of the older ones. With a mastery of CSS, your web design capabilities will move to a new level, and everything you need to know to get started and build your skills is right here in this book. You’ll be stylin’ in no time!
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