SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: CSS Beginner

  1. #1
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    CSS Beginner

    HI,

    I am an novice in CSS world with hardly 2 months of experience in CSS and Javascript, I want to ask all the CSS experts, is there is a standard way to learn CSS and follow practices or the best way to learn is through trail and error. Like when we study a programming lang we often first study some book or take a course, that give us a platform on which we can progress, BUT in CSS i can find a standard approach to learn an get my basics clear.

    If you guys can give me any links or if you share your experience it will be great help.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Unobtrusively zen silver trophybronze trophy
    paul_wilkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posts
    14,717
    Mentioned
    103 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    The following book I've found to be useful when teaching others how to code HTML and CSS

    http://www.sitepoint.com/books/html1/
    Programming Group Advisor
    Reference: JavaScript, Quirksmode Validate: HTML Validation, JSLint
    Car is to Carpet as Java is to JavaScript

  3. #3
    SitePoint Enthusiast cyber247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    60
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.sitepoint.com/books/html1/

    i have just finish reading this book i can recommended for you
    ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD

  4. #4
    In memoriam gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Schulz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Aurora, Illinois
    Posts
    15,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's going to depend entirely on how much experience you have with using HTML (or XHTML) as a semantic structural markup language.

  5. #5
    SitePoint Enthusiast brandmantra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber247 View Post
    http://www.sitepoint.com/books/html1/

    i have just finish reading this book i can recommended for you
    also try these sites
    http://w3schools.com/css/default.asp
    and
    http://freecomputerbooks.com/

  6. #6
    In memoriam gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Schulz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Aurora, Illinois
    Posts
    15,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do not recommend w3schools.com - the code is outdated, was obsolete when the site was published, and actually promotes bad practices that will cause a lot more problems than it appears to solve.

  7. #7
    Unobtrusively zen silver trophybronze trophy
    paul_wilkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posts
    14,717
    Mentioned
    103 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Not push our own barrow, but SitePoint has a very good css reference
    Programming Group Advisor
    Reference: JavaScript, Quirksmode Validate: HTML Validation, JSLint
    Car is to Carpet as Java is to JavaScript

  8. #8
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My friend, who recently started using css, found the CSS Anthology by sitepoint very useful. He got the main points from the book, such as the navigations, and played around with them, to create different structures based on what he had already learned from the book. Mastering the language requires a great deal of practice, and playing around with the code itself. A book alone can never teach you, however it does give you a very good starting point.

  9. #9
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks,

    ya I have listed all the resources you mentioned here, and i will avoid W3school and try other updated resources.

    I am also using CSS Anthology and will work hard to make myself a good web developer

  10. #10
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sittin here on the Group W bench
    Posts
    137
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    w3c: HTML Homepage -- aka, The Fine Manual
    w3c: CSS Homepage -- another The Fine Manual
    sitepoint: CSS Book Advice -- thread on book recommendations
    sitepoint: CSS FAQ - How to...... -- most excellent list of Frequently Asked Questions (with answers)
    satzansatz: hasLayout -- all about hasLayout, the cause of 99% of problems in ie
    pie: Conditional Comments -- how to use conditional comments for cross-browser code
    sitepoint: XHTML Tutorials -- articles on xhtml, css's other half
    sitepoint: CSS Tutorials -- tons of css articles
    search-this: CSS Articles -- advanced css articles
    sitepoint: 3 equalizing columns layout -- world's longest thread on 3 column layouts (62+ pages)
    pmob: CSS Examples -- by our very own css guru, PaulOB
    plus here, of course: the CSS Forum
    Last edited by D9r; Dec 21, 2008 at 05:03. Reason: added more resources, added descriptions

  11. #11
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In addition to books and online tutorials, I recommend finding webpages with features that interest you and then studying the source code to find out how those features were accomplished. You will need both the page source HTML and the CSS, which may be part of the HTML page or in separate files (search the page source on ".css" to locate them).

    Bear in mind that other people's code is protected by copyright: you may make copies for personal study, but you must not copy directly into files that you make public on the Internet without permission of the copyright holder.

  12. #12
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks a lot guys above resource are very helpful and i can use them a lot.

    I have another question,

    I just started my career(3 months back) as software developer after working on javascript now i have been working on Jquery framework and working on web layouts and css.

    I want to know what the difference between Web developer and Web Designer, because i don't want to be a designer, I want to be a developer/coder.

    So i am actually little confused about my future.

  13. #13
    Unobtrusively zen silver trophybronze trophy
    paul_wilkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posts
    14,717
    Mentioned
    103 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Programming Group Advisor
    Reference: JavaScript, Quirksmode Validate: HTML Validation, JSLint
    Car is to Carpet as Java is to JavaScript


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •