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Everything You Know about CSS Is Wrong!

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Get ready to experience an eye-opening expos on CSS as you know it today. You'll discover a fresh approach to coding Cascading Style Sheets, making old hacks and workarounds a distant memory.

In this book, you'll learn how to start taking full advantage of Internet Explorer 8 using the very latest CSS techniques -- whilst still catering for those nasty old browsers. You'll
Paperback, 132 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by SitePoint (first published October 15th 2008)
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Krishna Kumar
May 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have seldom seen a more deceptive title. The authors take one aspect of CSS, creating a grid design, and show how it can be done better using the latest CSS techniques. They have done this well, but it hardly warrants the bombastic title because they don’t cover “everything” you know about CSS.

I am a little surprised that this book needed to be published. It is a short book (116 pages) on a very narrow topic and could have been better served by publishing it as a series of blog posts. The auth
Nov 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Web developers, programmers
A brief but informative look at CSS display:table properties as it applies to layout. In a nutshell: the techniques are great, allowing you to implement some things that were easy to do with table-based layouts. The downside: although there's been support for these properties in the A-level browsers for a while, IE 6/7 don't support them.

In the end, you use the new techniques for 'good' browsers and supply backups for IE6/7. Meh.

The book ends with a short round-up of CSS positioning modules now
Alessandro Pellizzari
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e, handbook, web
Troppo focalizzato su una singola caratteristica dei CSS. Contando anche il prezzo (30 dollari) e il numero di pagine, mi sentirei di sconsigliare caldamente l'acquisto. Fortunatamente l'ho comprato approfittando delle offerte natalizie.

Tutto il libro copre un argomento che sarebbe stato coperto tranquillamente da un post in 3 o 4 puntate su un blog, e il titolo, per quanto accattivante, è totalmente fuorviante, in quanto tratta solo della differenza tra layout tramite float e position e layout
Apr 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk
Actually, everything you know about CSS might be alright. The title is deceptive. And so is the dated content. The author brings forward a grid design. Quite lame and dated even for the publishing date. And the author spends the rest of the book giving you a step by step tutorial on how to do that. Nothing more. Nothing less. With some wasted pages on the problems with Internet Explorer. A useless and uncreative book about using CSS.
Ahmad Alfy
Feb 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computer
That's an awesome book that would definitely make me change the way I lay out sites! With the display:table property new potentials are opened. No more hacks, weird solutions, bugs ... It's the way we should adopt and we must push the community toward these techniques. This is huge for CSS like when people moved from HTML Tables to CSS
Feb 26, 2009 added it
Shelves: geek
Well, I work for SitePoint, so you should feel free to take what I think with a grain of salt. But I do think it's a great way to explain these new techniques and I think it makes the whole idea of CSS3 layout options much less scary
Kealii Ballao
Jul 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Its more like a propaganda book. CSS-Tables. combining the worst and the best of the web to make something that, I guess is logical.
Ben Rand
Aug 01, 2011 added it
Shelves: programming
fortunately, i don't know all that much about css. very focused, short book. ok, so i'm late to the party (the book's 3 years old). worth the read while on a car trip with nothing else to do.
Apr 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good primer on CSS tables and what it can do for CSS layouts. Very easy and short read, but worth it.
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