This cookbook provides you with hundreds of practical examples for using CSS to format your web pages, complete with code recipes you can use in your projects right away. With CSS Cookbook, you'll go beyond theory to solve real problems, from determining which aspects of CSS meet the specific needs of your site to methods for resolving differences in the way browsers display it.

Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, the third edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft's IE 8, and Mozilla's Firefox 3. With topics that range from CSS basics to complex hacks and workarounds, this book is a must-have companion, regardless of your CSS experience. Each recipe includes an explanation of how to customize the formatting for your needs, and each chapter features a sample design of the topics discussed.

  • Learn the basics, such as understanding CSS rule structure

  • Work with web typography and page layout

  • Create effects for images and page elements

  • Learn techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables

  • Design effective web navigation and create custom links

  • Get creative by combining CSS with JavaScript

  • Learn useful troubleshooting techniques, hacks, and workarounds

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Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"Images not getting displayed" - by All on 08-JUL-2014
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Reading Book Online but images are not getting displayed in chapters.
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"Great Reference" - by Northchild on 16-FEB-2010
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I picked up this book because I needed a practical guide to image replacement, but there are so many great recipes here that I can't imagine being without it. Right now I'm appreciating the parts about styling forms and things I didn't know about text.

Some recipes require CSS 3 or HTML 5, but these are clearly labeled. I find it interesting to glimpse into frameworks that aren't covered in most books. In fact, CSS Cookbook helped me to understand differences among current and upcoming browser and markup versions.

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