Going for Style:

Joyce Evans reviews the best of CSS

Joyce passes along her impressions on the CSS books from Molly, Eric and Jeff. Joyce is uniquely qualified to review these books since she is an author herself, and has written numerous books about Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. You'll note these books are fully endorsed by the Design Bookshelf CSS Bibliography.

Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge

Molly CSS

by Molly Holzschlag

I started with this book to gain an understanding of basic CSS concepts. The teaching style for me was very clear. Molly has a great way of breaking things down in a manner that is understandable to new users of CSS.

In this book you'll learn how to write valid XHTML, write effective CSS rules, work with classes and IDs, validate your CSS, create typograhical designs, use absolute positioning, work with relative positioning and more.

The book begins with teaching you about the markup then some theory and in no time you are writing your own CSS. You'll learn how to use type, color and CSS positioning.

In the last section you'll see how to reconstruct a table based site and go pure CSS.

I consider this a basic CSS book to begin with. I've written reviews for my three favorite CSS books, be sure to check them all out. Get this one on your way out :-)

Click: Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge
from Sybex, 275 pages

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