Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (July 16, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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I purchase most CSS books that appear to have a different slant on the use of CSS. This book, although well written and authoritative, was less than I anticipated. It is, however, an excellent resource for those just now learning (X)HTML and CSS, et al. My complaint is simply that I overestimated its content. The writing style is clear and easily understandable and should be so to beginners as well. If considering a first book to learn these disciplines, this book is a good choice.
I'm a Flash Developer with prowess in AS2 and AS3 coding. However, when it comes to XHTML, CSS and Java I'm clueless. I don't even know what to search for when I need answers for such queries. I had great success with "Foundation ActionScript Animation: Making Things Move!" also published by Friends Of Ed so it was natural for me to purchase this book with hopes that it would be written in a similar easy to follow method. Lucky for me it was. There's a bit too much information on the history of HTML and CSS for my taste but one can easily breeze through those parts without missing much.The book focuses on mark up and semantics all while working on one project throughout the book. You start with simple HTML without style, read on through the rest of the chapters and then pick up the same website project applying CSS styling to it. It was nice to see how it worked from start to finish.