The "For Dummies" books are okay, but there are better introductory books out there with more meat on their bones. (I haven't looked at recent versions of the CSS and HTML for Dummies books, the revisions might be better.)
I got "Cascading.Style.Sheets.The.Designers.Edge" , but I'm not happy with it, Most of the initial parts contain information about fonts, borders, backgrounds etc. But I never had a problem with those,
Then come the important chapters with positioning, but it doesn't have the depth or details of how to layout a site cross browser / resized browser. Most of the examples in the book don't help the problems I am currently facing in creating a css based layout.
I had a brief look at "CSS.The.Definitive.Guide", but that book again is 80% or more focused on css for styling rather than layout. "The zen of CSS Design" , this book is again not what I need, It does not focus on the techniques to create a css layout.
Thanks for your posts above, Ill see if I can check out the books you mention.
I too lack confidence in implementing layouts in CSS. I would like to find a good book/resource on it. It would not have to go into all the gory details of CSS, although if I get more into it then that would be good. I thought Smashing CSS looked promising, also maybe CSS: The Missing Manual. Those two and CSS: The Definitive Guide were top results on Amazon. Any thoughts on these compared to each other or compared to the ones already mentioned?