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Integrated HTML and CSS: A Smarter, Faster Way to Learn by Virginia DeBolt

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List Price: £16.99


Paperback: 378 Pages.

Published: 07 January 2005 by Sybex

Edition: Pap/Cdr

ISBN: 9780782143782

EAN: 9780782143782

Almost all web designers use Cascading Sheets to control the presentation of the websites they construct out of HTML. Why learn one and then the other when you can just as easily—and much more effectively—learn both at the same time? This book's integrated approach speeds your progress and leaves you with a stronger, more cohesive set of skills


3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Stephen Found

Interesting way of learning CSS.

I bought this book as an aid to learning CSS and while it did do this job and did it admirably, it left me wanting more. The book comes with a CD containing all the book examples and finished pages which is very useful and it even contains a PDF version of the book so you can install it on your system for easy reference and searching... very cool.

So why did I give it 3 and not 4 or 5 ?

Well, the book sets out to solve a problem in each chapter. Take layouts for example where we want to replace the old table layout with a CSS layout. The approach taken is to take a two column web site with a header, footer, left and right panels and implement this in CSS and this is fine. But what if I want a 3 column layout ... how do I do that ? The book does not tell me but from reading, I can work out where to look on the internet to find an example. On saying that, discussing CSS layouts could probably fill a book in its own right so maybe this approach is the right way to go. The book taught me enough to be able to work out where to go next, so as a beginners book it did the job it set out to do.

An enjoyable read which gives plenty of ideas and inspiration for improving your web site using CSS.

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