CSS: The Missing Manual by David McFarland

By David McFarland

Cascading kind Sheets can flip humdrum web content into highly-functional, professional-looking locations, yet many designers only deal with CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's visual appeal. you could faucet into the true strength of this software with CSS: The lacking Manual. This moment variation combines crystal-clear motives, real-world examples, and dozens of step by step tutorials to teach you ways to layout websites with CSS that paintings constantly throughout browsers. Witty and unique, this moment variation offers up to the moment professional ideas. You'll learn the way to:
* Create HTML that's less complicated, makes use of much less code, is search-engine pleasant, and works good with CSS
* type textual content by way of altering fonts, colours, font sizes, and including borders
* flip basic HTML hyperlinks into complicated and tasty navigation bars -- entire with rollover effects
* Create powerful picture galleries and lighting tricks, together with drop shadows
* wake up to hurry on CSS three houses that paintings within the most modern browser versions
* construct complicated layouts utilizing CSS, together with multi-column designs
* type web content for printing

With CSS: The lacking Manual, moment version, you'll locate all-new on-line instructional pages, increased CSS three insurance, and large help for Firefox, Safari, and different significant internet browsers, together with web Explorer eight. how you can use CSS successfully to construct new web pages, or refurbish outdated websites which are due for an improve.

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Because the web browser caches and recalls downloaded external CSS files, you can often get tripped up as you work on a site design. Say you’re working on a page that uses an external style sheet, and you preview the page in a browser. Something doesn’t look quite right, so you return to your web editor and change the external CSS file. When you return to the web browser and reload the page, the change you just made doesn’t appear! You’ve just been caught by the cache. When you reload a web page, browsers don’t always reload the external style sheet, so you may not be seeing the latest and greatest version of your styles.

4. Return to your HTML editor, click after the semicolon following #C7AA8D and type font-size: 3em;. The semicolon separates two different property settings. The

tag should look like this:

5. Preview the page in a web browser. For example, click your browser window’s Reload button (but make sure you’ve saved the XHTML file first). The headline is now massive in size. And you’ve had a taste of how labor-intensive inline styles are. Making all the

headings on a page look like this one could take days of typing and add acres of HTML code.

When you’re told to c-click something on the Mac, or Ctrl-click something on a PC, you click while pressing the c or Ctrl key (both of which are near the space bar). • Menus. The menus are the words at the top of your screen or window: File, Edit, and so on. Click one to make a list of commands appear, as though they’re written on a window shade you’ve just pulled down. This book assumes that you know how to open a program, surf the Web, and download files. You should know how to use the Start menu (Windows) or the Dock or a menu (Mac), as well as the Control Panel (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac OS X).

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