HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition by Rachel Andrew, Dan Shafer

By Rachel Andrew, Dan Shafer

HTML Utopia: Designing with out Tables utilizing CSS, second variation is for net builders trying to create web content utilizing Cascading variety Sheets for structure, which permit for speedier web page downloads, more straightforward upkeep, quicker web site redesigns, and higher web optimization. HTML Utopia covers all facets of utilizing Cascading kind Sheets in net improvement, and is a must-read for net builders designing new websites or upgrading present ones to exploit CSS layouts. This publication contains probably the most accomplished CSS2 references out there. Jeffrey Zeldman, website design guru and co-founder of the net criteria undertaking, says "After examining this ebook, you won't basically know how to take advantage of CSS to emulate old-school, table-driven net layouts, you may be developing web content that will be most unlikely to layout utilizing conventional methods". the second one variation of this well known e-book comprises fresh assurance of net Explorer 7, Firefox 1.1, new CSS ideas, and enormously increased assurance of well known, cross-browser, CSS format strategies. From The again disguise "Now it's also possible to simply Create glossy 'Table-free' web pages utilizing CSS from scratch" Rachel Andrew and Dan Shafer's ebook is a accomplished advisor to studying and employing the foundations of CSS for your site. This publication will educate you the way to jot down quicker loading, dramatically smaller pages accelerate web site upkeep through keeping apart the content material from the format Create versatile 3-column designs conveniently Write device-independent CSS that would paintings on every thing from a laptop to an online refridgerator Write seek engine pleasant pages which can really be understood by means of se's layout websites which are criteria compliant Accomodate older internet Browsers and lots more and plenty more...

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Css file. If you use embedded or—worse yet—inline styles, you’ll have to change every single page on which the element appears. Second, external style sheets are treated as separate files by the browser. When the browser navigates to a new page that uses the same style sheet as a previous page, that external style sheet will not be downloaded again. Therefore, pages that use external styles are quicker to load. Last, but not least, external style sheets are simply more professional. By using them, you demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the separation of content from presentation, and you make it much easier to discuss your style sheets, share them with colleagues, analyze their effects, and work with them as if they were a serious part of the site’s design, rather than an afterthought.

Inline styles We can use the style attribute, which is available for the vast majority of HTML elements, to assign CSS properties directly to HTML elements.


This method is best reserved for times when you want quickly to try out one or more CSS properties to see how they affect an element. You should never use this method in a practical web site, as it avoids almost every advantage that CSS has to offer. embedded styles We can use the style element in the head portion of any HTML document to declare CSS rules that apply to the elements of that page.

3. 2. 3. Black-on-yellow version of fall holiday page Maybe you find the use of a starkly contrasting color for the entire background of a page a bit overwhelming. 4 shows another variation on the text color theme. Here, we’ve provided yellow text on a black background only behind the headings on the page. 1. 4. 4. h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { color: yellow; background-color: black; } Notice that we didn’t have to do anything fancy, like put the headings inside


tags, or create a rectangular box around them.

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