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    Looking to learn CSS

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to start learning CSS and would like suggestions on which SitePoint book would be good to start with? A friend of mine has The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks that he's not using and he said I could borrow it if I want. I was wondering if it's better to start with that one or one of the other SitePoint books. I'd like to go through all the CSS SitePoint books eventually, but I wasn't sure which would be best for a beginner of CSS to pick up on.

    Thanks in advance for all responses.
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    To be honest, I know this is Sitepoint and you're planning to buy their books but... I think a good start would be W3Schools and then the FAQ of this forum. Books become dated. All you need to know is out there for free.

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    Well I only thought about buying the books because a lot of time at work when there's nothing to do I'll bring a book to read or something along those lines and so it'd give me a chance to read the books. Or even on road trips. But I'll definately check out W3Schools. Thanks!
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    Not that I have anything against Sitepoint (it's obvious that I don't given the number of posts to my credit), but I recommend you read HTML, XHTML and CSS Visual Quickstart Guide, 6th Edition by Elizabeth Castro if you really want to learn CSS. Mainly because CSS and (X)HTML are as inter-twined with each other as Internet Explorer is to the Windows operating system.

    However, if you really insist on reading a Sitepoint book, then you may want to check out Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way using HTML and CSS.

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    Thanks Dan, I'll definately check it out. The main reason why I was thinking about getting a SitePoint book is because whenever I think of web dev books, they're always the first ones to pop into my head.
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    Whatever you do, be sure to also read Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition by Jeffery Zeldman. It's required reading.

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    Alrighty, I most definately will. Should that be read before reading on CSS or does it not matter?
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    It doesn't matter, really.

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    Alrighty, well I appreciate the book suggestions. I'll most definately check them out.
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    Bulletproof Web Design is another you could consider.


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