HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition

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Now You Too Can Easily Create Modern ‘Table-free’ Websites Using CSS from scratch

About the book

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) deal with issues that HTML cannot handle. CSS is a powerful, flexible way to specify HTML formatting. It lets you separate the style and layout of your HTML from its content, allowing you to control the position, margins, spacing, fonts, colors, typefaces, and other aspects of a web document’s elements without compromising its structure.

This completely revised and expanded second edition includes new techniques for laying out your web pages using positional CSS, and makes crafting beautiful, accessible and maintainable websites a snap. First published in 2003, the first edition was considered to be the definitive guide to CSS - a step-by-step, clearly written tutorial. The 2nd Edition revision and updates ensure it remains just as relevant to web developers today.

What’s new in the second edition?

  • New information on making your site compatible with Firefox 1.5 and the upcoming Internet Explorer 7
  • New sections on making 1-, 2- and 3-column layouts, using both floated and absolutely positioned elements
  • How to create site footers below columns, and how to extend columns vertically down to the footer
  • Information on making your site more accessible using CSS and semantic HTML
  • All new sample website demonstrating the CSS techniques used in the 2nd edition
  • Included property reference has been updated to CSS 2.1
  • Corrections and clarifications throughout the book
  • All of the layout techniques used in the 2nd edition have been thoroughly tested in production in all of the popular modern browsers and are hack-free, so they will continue to work in Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, and beyond.