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The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  149 ratings  ·  22 reviews
The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The third edition of this best-selling book, has been completely revised and updated to cover the latest techniques and newer browsers, including Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 8.

It's the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS,
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by SitePoint (first published September 4th 2004)
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Bryan Higgs
I read this book just after reading HTML Utopia HTML Utopia by the same author. (See my review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...).

This book suffers from many of the same problems as HTML Utopia -- it's quite out of date. Specifically, it doesn't talk about HTML5 or CSS3 (neither of which were around at the time). Now, at least, the author has published a new edition: The CSS3 Anthology: Take Your Sites To New Heights, 4th Edition which apparently talks about CSS3 and HTML5 ; I haven't rea
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Ahsan Habib
The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks was not written for web designer and developers with NO knowledge of CSS. The author (Rachel Andrew) provides enough valuable tips and trick into 8 categories, starting from "Text styling and other basics", "Css and images", to more advance "Tabular data" and "Cross-browser Techniques". The book provides best-practice coding styles and CSS 2.1 compliant code to ensure that your web pages are easy to maintain.

As you would expect from this
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Dhuaine
Sep 22, 2009 Dhuaine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: CSS beginners
Shelves: tech
A very good book containing a lot of tips and tricks from various departments, starting at beautifying design and ending at improving usability and accessibility. It's compiled in very user-friendly format of questions and answers with full source code. It is, however, targeted at CSS novices - or it used to be an overwhelming compendium five years ago, when CSS was still new.
SitePoint has recently released 3rd edition of this book (I have 1st) - but I've read its info and it looks like it was
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Tami
Should I use pixels, points, ems, or another unit identifier to set font sizes? How do I form elements using CSS? How do I set an item’s position on the page using CSS?

The CSS Anthology sets out a question and answer type of resource. Most people using this book will be browsing the topics for solutions to particular problems. However, if worked through from start to finish, this book would even serve beginners well.

The CSS Anthology is complete with full code and illustrations. I find this asp
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Gabriele D'Amato
E' un ottimo testo per imparare i primi rudimenti dei CSS. Attualmente risulta un po' datato visto l'uso ormai consolidato dei CSS3. Ad ogni modo molte tecniche rimangono ottime e aiutano a comprendere meglio (e ricordare) come andrebbero trattati certi problemi e contesti. Gli esempi sono molto buoni e spesso specificati passo passo. Il codice è fondamentalmente semplice e lo si può seguire bene grazie a spiegazioni molto precise e un linguaggio adatto a tutti. Insomma, un libro che fa bene a c ...more
Hamed Mazaheri
Very good book for those who are less familiar with CSS, but I think too much is not useful for beginner, tricks are very good and very simple language they are learning.
absolutely recommend to people who are still learning CSS.
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Laura
Excellent Source of CSS Information: This book has proven to be an invaluable source of information for CSS and web design! I have used CSS over the past few years, and Rachel Andrew's is an excellent book that ties concepts together with pratical and well planned examples. I highly recommend this book to any individual wanting to see CSS in action.
Richard Piet
Set up as questions posed with clear answers, this CSS handbook is probably the best problem solver book I have found. As my students ask about their design problems, most solutions can be found with clear examples, and sample code.

It is a highly recommended book to use to understand the fundamentals of designing with CSS
Darin
Jul 21, 2011 Darin marked it as reference-only  ·  review of another edition
This book collects a bunch of recipes for doing things in cascading style sheets such as "How do I add borders to images?", "How do I create a tabbed navigation with CSS?" and so forth. This book is similar to the O'Reilly book CSS Cookbook, although I like this book better.
Derek Bridge
CSS tips, tricks & hacks - just like it says on the can. Very useful format. After you've learned what CSS is, this is the ideal next book on the topic, prior to something more advanced.
Linda
A good solid groundwork in CSS for folks like me who learn best through figuring out how to do a specific task, rather than starting with the absolute fundamentals first.
Audrey Teo
This is a brilliant reference book. Very visual with lots of colour which is important for visually inclined web designers
Andy Norris
Very, very informative, and surprisingly easy to read. Made me wish I could start all of my web projects over and do them right.
Leo Polovets
1/3 of the tips are good, 1/3 are tiny variations of previous tips, and 1/3 are not useful.
Giuseppe Pizzimenti
campionario di soluzioni pronte e di facile lettura, ma che si mantiene di livello introduttivo
Mostafa
Good book for beginners. you can find practical solutions and learn tricks very fast.
Katherine Parker
Well, I never got far into this book and had to take it back to the library...
Michelle
Excellent source of CSS!! Great examples and explanations!!
Farhad
I taught me practical CSS and its common tricks in a short time.
Rejeev Divakaran
Very good CSS Beginers. Very readable writting style.
Joe
Where was this book before I redesigned my web sites?
Janet
Mar 16, 2007 Janet rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: designers
Shelves: mystaples
This is the best CSS book I have found.
Margo White
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