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Handcrafted CSS: Video Edition: More Bulletproof Web Design
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 10th 2009 by New Riders (first published July 1st 2009)
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May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tech
After teaching web development for over a decade, my bookshelves are literally clogged with books on the subject. Most are out of date before the ink in them dries and are completely uninspiring. This book is quite direct, well written, and rather than making promises like, "you'll be a CSS superhero by page 100", it takes a more instructive, thought-provoking approach. Cederholm explains in great detail how things work, and makes some important points about the changing nature of browser techno ...more
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: web-design
An excellent book on the craftsmanship that is CSS. Great examples of ways we can use the latest CSS properties, as well as making sure our sites still work and look great on all browsers. A wonderful chapter on fluid design from Ethan Marcotte means that this book will get you thinking about creating dynamic designs that aren't dependant on fixed widths and browser capabilities. Easy-to-read, beautifully presented, with a writing style that will make you giggle at times, this book will inspire ...more
Esteban Mulki
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Muy buen libro que proporciona un marco general para entender el concepto de mejora progresiva en la programación front-end.

El origen del "Responsive Web Design" de Ethan Marcotte está en el capítulo de Grillas Fluidas que aporta en este libro. Sí lo leíste (muy recomendable) podés saltearlo acá tranquilamente.

Si bien el libro tiene una rápida vejez (inevitable cuando se desarrollan técnicas en lugar de conceptos) no deja de ser una buena presentación práctica del tema.
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book on CSS by Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte. This is the book I was looking for: no basics, just great up-to-date techniques for styling websites with CSS. Very easy to read and to the point, just the way I like it. You'll read this in a short while and then get right back to work, applying its techniques.

If you work daily with CSS coding and want to update yourself to recent techniques and best practices, this book is for you.
Chelsea Otakan
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
A good reference for people more experienced with CSS, but this is mostly a book aimed at beginners or beginner-intermediates who are just learning best practices.
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
So great! Haven't watched the DVD yet... Anyone interested in a Dan Cederholm movie night?
Conor Muirhead
Mar 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: web newbies, those unfamiliar with CSS3 or progressive enhancement
Shelves: web, design, css
Beautiful book. Nothing too earth-shattering, but it's a good reference to have for all your CSS 3 needs.
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great CSS book which will also serve as a great reference. This is a must have for every web designer's bookshelf.
paul redman
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Keeps your interest and flows easily between each chapter. Once I finished this book I felt confident to start experimenting with CSS 3. Most definitely worth the investment.
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the best I've read.

Leonard Houx
Not too advanced, but still a helpful, quick read -- especially on liquid layouts.
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Feb 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Good content, but too much fluff; could have been re-written in less than half as many words.
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A designer, author, speaker, husband and father living in Salem, Massachusetts. Dan is the Founder and Principal of SimpleBits, LLC, a tiny web design studio.

A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and others. With each new project, comes an opportunity to minim