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Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Wyke-Smith

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In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers.  
You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and programmers, and blends creative design ideas with accurate technical descriptions. It will help you create robust, stylish, and flexible layouts that adjust to the constantly changing content of today’s data-driven online applications, and that display appropriately on monitors, tablets, or mobile phones.
In Stylin’ with CSS, you will:

  • See how HTML5 and CSS3 work together
  • Develop multi-column, fixed-width, and fluid layouts
  • Discover how the positioning and floating properties really work!
  • Explore professional typographic techniques using downloadable fonts
  • Style UI elements, such as drop-down menus, forms, and pop up overlays
  • Write media queries that modify your page layouts for different screen sizes
  • Learn about CSS3 shadows, rounded corners, gradients, and background images
  • Create interactivity with CSS3 transforms and transitions

About the Author

Charles Wyke-Smith has over fifteen years of Web design experience and has developed Web sites and online applications for Wells Fargo, ESPN Videogames, Benefitfocus and PeopleMatter. Charles brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to Web design and online application development with experience in business manage- ment, graphic design, programming, and information architecture.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 47329 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: New Riders; 3 edition (9 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PC2HW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #861,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Godd information and easy to read! 3 Feb. 2013
By Dan Carte - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am taking a class in CSS at the local Junior College in Santa Rosa. I am also about to complete my BS in computer science so I have read quite a few "Computer books" by now. My two BIG criteria are
1-Does the book provide valuable information and useful tips?
2-Is it easy to read? Surprisingly some computer books are actually quite readable!

This book meets both criteria so far it earns all five stars. I have not ye4t finished the book SO my other big question is does it cover conditional styling? I'm sure it does but being the Kindle version I have not browsed for it.

My one complaint on the Kindle version is that the examples are too small and faint to be easily readable. In most cases i have to magnify them to read them.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 13 Mar. 2013
By Dan Packard - Published on
This book is a nice update on designing with CSS. It's great to follow along with Charles designing his own website and how to adjust CSS to make the site stand out and work across all platforms: desktop, tablet and mobile. Informative and helpful. Recommended.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay book...needs true tutorials 28 Jan. 2013
By SquirrelGirl - Published on
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I was really hopeful that this would be a great book...I was drawn to the "Designer's Guide" title...I'm more of a graphic designer and not a programmer. I had bought three books on CSS, including this one.

I felt that this one wasn't as thorough as other ones I've read...and there was a lack of good, thorough tutorials. The files you can download include the HTML/CSS for every figure in the book, but I didn't feel that this really constituted a "tutorial." I learned a little from comparing the figures and code, but I have seen other books walk you through the concepts and provide step-by-step tutorials...this one doesn't. I currently own four books on CSS that are current.

I also noticed that there are situations where you can shorten your CSS code...and other books highlight this. I never saw mention of it in this book.

I'll take another look at the book to make sure this is a fair review, and may revise it. But I didn't learn as much from this book as I did from the others. I expected it to have much more "whiz-bang" talks a bit about typography and such, but I think columns and layout could be covered better.

The information is there, it's just not presented in a start-to-finish tutorial format. The author talks about what they might add to the code, but is never really clear about whether the user is following along, or if you're just reading the information to see how someone else *might* do it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Jan. 2013
By TC - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great reference for those trying to get caught up with CSS3. Also great for beginners trying to get into learning CSS.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent well-organized book on CSS for everyday use 1 Dec. 2014
By Daren S. Wilson - Published on
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I have the author's first and second editions, which I found excellent introductions to the topics and great references for everyday use. Excellent organization, clear writing, and my first go-to book for a summary of CSS keywords at the back. Plenty of other books cover the same topics, and may have good examples and explanations, but why are they so thick? This is a thinner book, easy to stash into a suitcase for business trips, but not lacking in anything you'd need to know 99% of the time, unless you really must get into esoteric fine points. This book + Google = everything a web page programmer or designer needs about CSS for everyday work.
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