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    Good CSS Resources Online??? (Help the Newbies)

    I am just getting started with CSS (I know, I should have gotten started a long time ago). Actually, I've used CSS before but only for very basic things (text rollover links, etc.)

    Are there any good sites with tutorials or more info on CSS and how to implement it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Ok, a good starter is www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

    and wdvl.internet.com/Authoring/Style/Sheets/ has a lot of good articles, this i where i learnt

    Good luck!
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    great link subBlue,

    I was just looking for this site.

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    Somebody posted this link and it's really great.

    http://www.richinstyle.com/
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    Well the site I would have directed you to has already been mentioned - W3Schools Online.

    You could also try WebMonkey's CSS Guide
    I haven't actually read through this one, but I know that Creole uses this site, so I should think it's a good one

    If you want a program to help you put your style sheets together, then I recommend TopStyle
    You can download a nagware version of the program for free. It's fully functional, but you keep getting a 'purchase' reminder pop up on the screen.
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    Yes...the Webmonkey link is a fantastic resource. It explains CSS in a very friendly way. Plus it was written by the same guy (Steve Mulder)that wrote my fave CSS book "Web-Designers Guide to Stylesheets".
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    Thanks guys, those are some great sites! It'll take me a year to filter through all that data!

    I'm thinking about buying that book everyone talks about as well (I think it was called "Style Sheets - The Definitive Guide" or something) Anyone read it? Is it any good?

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    I have heard that book is good. The one that I would recommend (if you can find it still) is by Steve Mulder. It's called "Web Designer's Guide to Style Sheets". Apparently it's out of print, but you can still find it used. It's fairly old, but I think it does the best job at explaining CSS in plain english. It covers all of CSS 1 and delves a bit into CSS2.

    Your other best bet would be to look here:
    http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/#learn

    This is a list of books that are recommended by the W3C.
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    Another book

    If you can't find Mulder's book, try Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web by Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos of the W3C. I got my copy through Amazon.com, but you can also go to the author's website at http://www.awl.com/css/.
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    I just bought Cascading Style Sheets - The Definitive Guide and so far so good.

    I'm new to CSS and I'm finding this is written for an intermediate to advanced author (thank goodnees there's SitePoint Forums to fill in the blanks). Also, it's printed in grayscale so grasping the color variations and font-weights in the examples can be difficult. Seems a color print would have been the obvious answer.

    I give it a 7 of 10 rating, but I'm only at Chapter 2.

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    I learned alot of CSS from webmonkey, goodies, and a lot of trail and errors

    http://www.webmonkey.com

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com

    Cheers!
    Last edited by htmlite; Aug 15, 2001 at 07:15.

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    Nevermind this post. The site mentioned isn't around anymore.
    Last edited by Adam P.; Aug 28, 2001 at 18:21.
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    CSS Compatibility Chart

    A big concern with using style sheets is how differently the various browsers interpret (or don't interpret) them. Here's a handy compatibility chart from webreview.com:

    http://www.webreview.com/style/css1/...stergrid.shtml
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    Another CSS tutorial - better in my opinion than the rest

    Hey, I have a web site of my own, which is where my CSS tutorial is. I know you'll probably think I'm biased when I say I think mine is easier to learn from, but check it out for yourself. It is a lot easier and more concise.

    http://www.html4me.com

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