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    Question CSS Book Advice

    Hello,

    Which book(s) did you find most helpful in learning CSS? I have coded CSS before (things like pop out menus, general page styles, etc); however, I really would like to advance my knowledge. Any recommendation or advice is welcome.

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    Sitepoint has a great number of books

    Ultimate CSS Reference

    Everything you know about CSS is wrong

    Theres plenty more books available at http://www.sitepoint.com/books/


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBoardX View Post
    Sitepoint has a great number of books

    Ultimate CSS Reference

    Everything you know about CSS is wrong

    Theres plenty more books available at http://www.sitepoint.com/books/
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    YAHA, I have read these 2 books. I was appalled by the outcome of these 2 books. I couldn't ask more for the great material well written out. They really showed me how I could use these skills in WebDevelopment.They teach you the very basics of how to use CSS & HTML properly. How to create a website using CSS instead of table structure. When tables should be use for tabular information. Not 'Layout'. Seperating your content from presentation. CSS styles your HTML tags. Heres a good example: Your HTML is the wood made from a house. CSS is the paint. I actually just thought of that.( HTML Utopia Designing without tables.) From sitepoint http://www.sitepoint.com/books/css2/ Is a great book! Rachel andrew and Dan shafer and the help of Kevin Yank. Have explained in great detail how CSS tables and CSS layout. Is the next big thing for Web Design. (Ultimate Reference CSS)http://www.sitepoint.com/books/cssref1/ is a great book well written from Paul O'B and Tommy Olsson. It's more for the Advanced Developer. They do teach you the basic's of (Cascading Style Sheets) - CSS. The Ultimate HTML Reference is a great book. I have it on .PDF Format and The hardcover. I don't know, im kinda obssesed with some of the Moderators in the Web-Design forum. Only, if i knew half the information and had the knowledge that they have. shheesh, I don't know what I would do with myself. LOL.


    YAHA, Try these books out. Listen to some of the members. They will tell you more information etc about choosing the correct book that fits for you.

    Heres some other books that I like. -

    http://www.amazon.com/Eric-Meyer-CSS.../dp/073571245X

    http://www.amazon.com/CSS-Definitive.../dp/0596527330


    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...gwebmasters-20

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764519956/bigwebmasters-20


    http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/learning (These are book Resources)


    Last edited by r937; Dec 18, 2008 at 16:14.
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    Knock it off, both of you.

    Now, that being said (sorry about that, YAHA), what are you looking to get out of CSS?

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    If you are still unsure about which book, then I found Build Your Own Website The Right Way very useful - and that is the SitePoint book which is what led me here.
    My site: My Extension

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    Thank you to those who replied thus far.

    P.S. No need to fight, both advices were helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz View Post
    Knock it off, both of you.

    Now, that being said (sorry about that, YAHA), what are you looking to get out of CSS?

    Dan, in its current state, my knowledge of CSS is pretty sporadic. I have worked with some things (like building menus) using different tutorials. However, it seems to me that I completely miss out on how the CSS fit in web development process. I would like to learn how to layout without tables, also get some more experience for front-end design since I mostly code the Coldfusion part of websites

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    Then the books I recommended are perfect for you. Of course I'm sure Mr. Blake books are good too
    Last edited by JsD2K; Dec 18, 2008 at 19:19. Reason: removed inappropriate comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAHA View Post
    Dan, in its current state, my knowledge of CSS is pretty sporadic. I have worked with some things (like building menus) using different tutorials. However, it seems to me that I completely miss out on how the CSS fit in web development process. I would like to learn how to layout without tables, also get some more experience for front-end design since I mostly code the Coldfusion part of websites
    Okay, you're going to want to read HTML Utopia then. http://www.sitepoint.com/books/css2/

    After that, I'd recommend the CSS Anthology (also by Rachel Andrew). You'll also want to read "Designing With Web Standards, 2nd Edition" by Jeffrey Zeldman and "Don't Make Me Think! - 2nd edition" by Steve Krug.

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    "Don't Make Me Think! - 2nd edition" by Steve Krug is a great book, for anyone of any experience level.

    For strict CSS books, I'd love to recommend CSS Mastery, by Andy Budd.
    http://www.cssmastery.com/

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    the art and science of css is a great book have a look at it
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