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CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) [Paperback]

David Sawyer McFarland
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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; How CSS Works; The Benefits of CSS; What You Need to Know; HTML: The Barebones Structure; XHTML: HTML for the New Era; Software for CSS; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part I: CSS Basics; Chapter 1: Rethinking HTML for CSS; 1.1 HTML: Past and Present; 1.2 Writing HTML for CSS; 1.3 The Importance of the Doctype; Chapter 2: Creating Styles and Style Sheets; 2.1 Anatomy of a Style; 2.2 Understanding Style Sheets; 2.3 Internal Style Sheets; 2.4 External Style Sheets; 2.5 Tutorial: Creating Your First Styles; Chapter 3: Selector Basics: Identifying What to Style; 3.1 Tag Selectors: Page-Wide Styling; 3.2 Class Selectors: Pinpoint Control; 3.3 ID Selectors: Specific Page Elements; 3.4 Styling Tags Within Tags; 3.5 Styling Groups of Tags; 3.6 Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements; 3.7 Advanced Selectors; 3.8 Tutorial: Selector Sampler; Chapter 4: Saving Time with Inheritance; 4.1 What Is Inheritance?; 4.2 How Inheritance Streamlines Style Sheets; 4.3 The Limits of Inheritance; 4.4 Tutorial: Inheritance; Chapter 5: Managing Multiple Styles: The Cascade; 5.1 How Styles Cascade; 5.2 Specificity: Which Style Wins; 5.3 Controlling the Cascade; 5.4 Tutorial: The Cascade in Action; Part II: Applied CSS; Chapter 6: Formatting Text; 6.1 Formatting Text; 6.2 Changing Font Size; 6.3 Formatting Words and Letters; 6.4 Formatting Entire Paragraphs; 6.5 Styling Lists; 6.6 Tutorial: Text Formatting in Action; Chapter 7: Margins, Padding, and Borders; 7.1 Understanding the Box Model; 7.2 Control Space with Margins and Padding; 7.3 Adding Borders; 7.4 Coloring the Background; 7.5 Determining Height and Width; 7.6 Wrap Content with Floating Elements; 7.7 Tutorial: Margins, Backgrounds, and Borders; Chapter 8: Adding Graphics to Web Pages; 8.1 CSS and the Tag; 8.2 Background Images; 8.3 Controlling Repetition; 8.4 Positioning a Background Image; 8.5 Using Background Property Shorthand; 8.6 Tutorial: Creating a Photo Gallery; 8.7 Tutorial: Using Background Images; Chapter 9: Sprucing Up Your Site's Navigation; 9.1 Selecting Which Links to Style; 9.2 Styling Links; 9.3 Building Navigation Bars; 9.4 Advanced Link Techniques; 9.5 Tutorial: Styling Links; Chapter 10: Formatting Tables and Forms; 10.1 Using Tables the Right Way; 10.2 Styling Tables; 10.3 Styling Forms; 10.4 Tutorial: Styling a Table; 10.5 Tutorial: Styling a Form; Part III: CSS Page Layout; Chapter 11: Building Float-Based Layouts; 11.1 How CSS Layout Works; 11.2 Types of Web Page Layouts; 11.3 Float Layout Basics; 11.4 Applying Floats to Your Layouts; 11.5 Overcoming Float Problems; 11.6 Handling Internet Explorer Bugs; 11.7 Tutorial: Multiple Column Layouts; 11.8 Tutorial: Negative Margin Layout; Chapter 12: Positioning Elements on a Web Page; 12.1 How Positioning Properties Work; 12.2 Powerful Positioning Strategies; 12.3 Tutorial: Positioning Page Elements; Part IV: Advanced CSS; Chapter 13: CSS for the Printed Page; 13.1 How Media Style Sheets Work; 13.2 How to Add Media Style Sheets; 13.3 Creating Print Style Sheets; 13.4 Tutorial: Building a Print Style Sheet; Chapter 14: Improving Your CSS Habits; 14.1 Adding Comments; 14.2 Organizing Styles and Style Sheets; 14.3 Eliminating Browser Style Interference; 14.4 Using Descendent Selectors; 14.5 Managing Internet Explorer Hacks; Part V: Appendixes; Appendix A: CSS Property Reference; A.1 CSS Values; A.2 Text Properties; A.3 List Properties; A.4 Padding, Borders, and Margins; A.5 Backgrounds; A.6 Page Layout Properties; A.7 Table Properties; A.8 Miscellaneous Properties; Appendix B: CSS in Dreamweaver 8; B.1 Creating Styles; B.2 Adding Styles to Web Pages; B.3 Editing Styles; B.4 Managing Styles; B.5 Examining Your CSS in the Styles Panel; B.6 CSS Properties; Appendix C: CSS Resources; C.1 References; C.2 CSS Help; C.3 CSS Navigation; C.4 CSS and Graphics; C.5 CSS Layout; C.6 Browser Bugs; C.7 Showcase Sites; C.8 CSS Books; C.9 Must-Have RSS Feeds; C.10 CSS Software; Colophon;

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