CSS: The Missing Manual

by David Sawyer McFarland (O'Reilly Media)

Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into the real power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual. This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques. You'll learn … (continue reading)

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  1. Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML

    by Eric T Freeman (O'Reilly Media)

    Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your Web pages over time, and … (continue reading)

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  2. HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition

    by Elizabeth Castro (Peachpit Press)

    Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to HTML, Web expert and best-selling author Elizabeth Castro uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and XHTML essentials. You’ll learn how to design, structure, and format your Web site. You'll create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, … (continue reading)

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  3. Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS

    by Ian Lloyd (SitePoint)

    Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition teaches web development from scratch, without assuming any previous knowledge of HTML, CSS or web development techniques. This book introduces you to HTML and CSS as you follow along with the author, step-by-step, to build a fully functional web site from the ground up. However, unlike countless other "learn web design" books, this title concentrates on modern, best-practice techniques from the very beginning, which means you'll get … (continue reading)

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  4. Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

    by Jennifer Niederst Robbins (O'Reilly Media)

    Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning - defining how the Web and web pages work - and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web. This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design … (continue reading)

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  1. HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

    by Andy Harris (For Dummies)

    Want to build a killer Web site? Want to make it easy to keep your site up to date? You'll need to know how CSS, HTML, and XHTML work together. HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes that easy too! These eight minibooks get you started, explain standards, and help you connect all the dots to create sites with pizzazz. This handy, one-stop guide catches you up on XHTML basics and CSS fundamentals. You'll learn how to … (continue reading)

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  2. Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns

    by Michael Bowers (Apress)

    Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns is a reference book and a cookbook on how to style web pages using CSS and XHTML. It contains 350 ready–to–use patterns (CSS and XHTML code snippets) you can copy and paste into your code. Each pattern can be combined with other patterns to create an unlimited number of solutions. Each pattern works reliably in all major browsers without the need for browser hacks. The book’s layout, with a pattern’s example on the left … (continue reading)

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  3. HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions: A Web Standardistas' Approach

    by Nicklas Persson (friendsofED)

    This book will teach you how to build hand-crafted web pages the Web Standardistas way: using well-structured XHTML for content and CSS for presentation. By embracing a web standards approach, you will hold the key to creating web sites that not only look great in all modern browsers, but also are accessible to a wide variety of audiences across a range of platforms—from those browsing on everyday computers, to those accessing the Web on the latest emerging mobile devices. Even … (continue reading)

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  4. The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design

    by Craig Grannell (friendsofED)

    The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design is a special book—it will tell you all you need to know to design great web sites that are standards compliant, usable, and look great, but not overwhelm you with waffle, theory, and obscure details. It is designed to be invaluable to you, whatever stage you are at in your career, with a mixture of practical tutorials and reference material—beginners will quickly pick up the basics, while more experienced web designers … (continue reading)

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  5. Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours

    by Julie Meloni (Sams Publishing)

    In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to use HTML and CSS to design, create, and maintain world-class web sites. Using a clear, down-to-earth approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing even complete beginners to learn the essentials from the ground up. Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions help you learn quickly. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and Exercises help you test your knowledge and … (continue reading)

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