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    Description:

    There’s a zombie gnawing on your arm! But there wouldn’t be if you threw some CSS in its face. Zombies loath web development and when you take those websites from skeletal HTML structures to fleshed out CSS beauties they’ll take out twice the zombies per site. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is how you add color, design and style to your website.

    You’ll learn all the major zombie-fighting CSS skills like how to set colors, change fonts, create backgrounds, use the CSS box-model, move elements around and build two column layouts with floats and positioning. Your webpages will never again be as drab as a zombie’s thought processes.

    You won’t just passively take in the view, like a zombie shuffling across the mainland. You’ll have plenty of combat practice with analogies, examples, and code tutorials you can build, break and fix again. Working with your hands and your head you’ll craft code that pleases the eye and knocks a zombie into last Tuesday.

    All the code and directions are provided as both CodePen tutorials and downloadable HTML files, so you can fight the apocalypse how and where you like. You can work with them on the codepen site or on your own device.

    And later you’ll bring those skills together in a final project that cements those skills into zombie smashing muscle memory.

    Are zombies just a gimmick? Why would this be any better than a straight laced book that sticks to the facts? Straight laced books are often straight boring. And if you have insomnia problems go buy that book. The author, John, has read the boring books and knows that staying awake and engaged are also important for learning. But this book uses zombie references and analogies not just to make you smile, but to help the material stick. If a tough technical concept is related in silly terms you understand, like a zombie trying to buy gum at a super market, it’s much more likely to stay in that brain those zombies are intent on eating.

    We believe that good learning and good fun should co-exist, so if you want to save humanity from the apocalypse, grab your Kindle, grab a snack (everyone’s hungry after the apocalypse) and hit that buy button. Let’s kick some zombie tookus!

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