Can anyone recommend a CSS book for a newbie?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by FatBlokeOnBikepins@pinsjohnstone-wheelers.co.uk, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Guest

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    As per the title, really.

    TIA.
    , Nov 1, 2003
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  2. I've looked at quite a few but they all seem to miss bits out which I'd like
    to know.

    Best bet ..... use the online help, you'll nearly always find an answer and
    there are some excellent tutorials
    Chris Leonard, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. Eric Bohlman Guest

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    > As per the title, really.


    [nitpick: it's not a good idea on Usenet to ask a question in the title and
    nowhere else. People may be using a newsreader that only shows titles in a
    fairly short navigation bar, so the entire title may not be visible without
    scrolling. No big harm done in your post, but I've seen posts that were
    essentially unintelligible because the body couldn't stand alone.]

    You need to qualify "newbie." Newbie to Web design in general? Newbie to
    writing HTML as such rather than using a "WYSIWYG" editor? Newbie to CSS,
    but expert in nearly all other aspects of Web authoring? The best book for
    one such "newbie" won't be the best one for another. For example, many CSS
    books have large sections devoted to helping designers unlearn bad habits
    like tricky and rigid nested-table designs (and in many cases to convince
    designers *why* they need to unlearn those habits). If, however, you never
    picked up those bad habits, either through lack of experience or a genuine
    desire to do the Right Thing, then those sections will be just fluff to you
    and the book will be "thinner" to you than it would be to a designer in
    need of rehabilitation.

    (Note, though, that even if you never picked up the bad habits, you'll
    likely find yourself eventually called up on to repair sites created by
    people with them, so it's worth at least skimming over the "site makeover
    stories.")

    Are you looking for a reference book, a tutorial, or a "cookbook"? Do you
    learn best through presentations of theory, or through lots of worked-out
    examples?
    Eric Bohlman, Nov 1, 2003
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    Jim Royal, Nov 1, 2003
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  5. Mike Scirocco, Nov 2, 2003
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