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This short SitePoint book provides readers with a fun and yet practical introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the language used to style and lay out all web pages. This book will quickly get you up to speed with the fundamentals of CSS and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.

It covers:

Layout techniques Images, backgrounds, text Styling forms , navigation, and more Getting fancy with CSS3 The book is built around a real-life example project: a recipe website design. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.

This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with CSS in no time.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

"Readable and robust example" - by kskid19 on 07-DEC-2013
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Firstly, this book was very readable.  I also appreciated that the example was robust enough to example most of the core css concepts.  The book takes a photoshop mockup and creates the site.
My only complaint and reason for 4 stars: the book ignores a lot of the html behind the site, which is the other half of the css.  To improve, the book should include the code (not link to it on an external site) and include before and after screenshots for every addition to css to clearly demonstrate the effect of statements.  Adding that, this book can stand alone without the need to code-along as you read-along.

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