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The Art and Science of CSS

Product DescriptionCSS-based design doesn't need to be boring. The Art & Science of CSS brings together a talented collection of designers who will show you how to take the building blocks of your web site's design (such as headings, navigation, forms, and more) and bring them to life with fully standards-compliant CSS.
This full color book helps you to design web sites that not only work well across all browsers, are easy to maintain, and are highly accessible, but are also visually stunning.
Create truly attention-grabbing headings.
Discover multiple ways to present images effectively.
Use background images to give your site zest.
Build usable and attractive navigation.
Design forms that are stylish and functional.
Learn how to break away from the square box gclich.
Create funky tables.
And lots moreFrom the Publisher
Jonathan Snook, Steve Smith, Jina Bolton, Cameron Adams, and David Johnson, five of the biggest names in CSS design have joined forces to bring you The Art & Science Of CSS. Beautifully presented in full color, this book will teach you how to apply innovative CSS-based techniques to create visually stunning headings, forms, menus, navigation, backgrounds, and much more... Using The Art & Science Of CSS, you'll see just how easy it is to unleash your creative talents and design inspirational web sites with CSS. All designs in this book are visually appealing and inspiring. The CSS code used to create each of the components is included and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible. Among its many treasures, this book will show you how to:
Format calendars, menus and table of contents using CSS
Create horizontal, vertical and tab-based navigation systems using CSS
Create rounded corners using CSS
Design stylish Website headings
Put together funky & artistic Website backgrounds
Use CSS to render blockquotes, dates and lists in a visually appealing manner All designs in this book are visually appealing and inspiring. The code CSS code used to create each of the components is provided and is guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.Who Should Read This Book?
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain the practical skills involved in using CSS to make attractive web sites, especially if you're not the type who likes to learn by memorizing a formal specification and then trying to work out which browsers implemented it completely (does anyone enjoy reading specifications?). The only knowledge you'll need to have is some familiarity with HTML.

This book will give designers the skills they need to implement their ideas, and provides developers with creative inspiration through practical examples.About the AuthorCameron Adams has been adding to the Internet for over seven years and now runs his own design and development business: www.themaininblue.com. He likes to combine the aesthetic with the technological on his Weblog, which contains equal parts of JavaScript, design and CSS.Jina Bolton, Interactive Designer, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Computer Arts and Graphic Design fom Memphis College of Art. In addition to being featured in CSS Professional Style and Web Designing magazine, Jina consults for variuos agencies and organizations including the World Wide Web Consortium.

She enjoys traveling, is learning Italian, and considers herself a shushi-enthusiast.David Johnson is one of those evil .NET developers from Melbourne, Australia. He is the senior developer at Lemonade (http://www.lemonade.com.au), and his role includes C# programming, database design using SQL Server, and front-end development using XHTML and CSS. He makes up for his evil deeds by being a firm believer in web standards and accessibility, and forcing .NET to abide by these rules. His favorite candy is Sherbies.

Steve Smith is the lead Web developer with the University of Notre Dame Web Group, and believes in "finding joy in small steps" when it comes to advocating web standards.Jonathan Snook has been involved in the web since '95, and is lucky to be able to call his hobby a career. He worked in wb agencies for over six years and has worked with high profile clients in government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. Jonathan Snook currently runs his own web development business from Ottawa, Canada and continues to write about what he loves on his blog at Snook.ca.

Product Details
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: SitePoint; 1 edition (March 9, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0975841971
ISBN-13: 978-0975841976
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.6 inches


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