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Does what it says on the tin... for the most part.
on 4 April 2010
If you're just starting out with web programming, you will find yourself trying to memorise every pattern as you read them. If you do purchase this title focus more on the CSS rules described in the syntax explanations, rather than attempting to remember all the code!
Also, a main feature of this teaching style is that all the code has been tested to work across all browsers saving you from that horrible trial and error process. This would mean you are learning cross-browser compatible code from the start, and avoiding developing bad habbits. Unfortunately I did find at least one example (creating tab-style navigation bars) that does not work across all browsers and is very buggy.
This book is truely unique, and shows what you can achieve with just HTML and CSS. Some effects, I thought could only be done with image editing software like photoshop! I also think this title was harder to digest than I expected and it will take you a while to get through.