Features step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. This title covers elements of CSS 3, as well as Internet Explorer 8. It teaches how to: create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS.
“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 covers more elements of CSS 3, as well as Internet Explorer 8. You'll learn how to: create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS; style text by changing fonts, colors, font sizes, and adding borders; turn simple HTML links into complex and attractive navigation bars - complete with CSS-only rollover effects; create effective photo galleries and special effects, including CSS-based drop shadows; make HTML forms look great without a lot of messy HTML; build complex layouts using CSS, including multi-column designs; and, style web pages for printing.
With “CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition”, you'll find all-new online tutorial pages, and broad support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers. Learn how to use CSS effectively to build new websites, or refurbish old sites that are due for an upgrade.