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The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
by Rachel Andrew
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Casual, Approachable and a Great Intro to CSS, 7 Sept. 2010
There's a lot to learn with CSS, and some people simply do not have the time to study a large, in-depth book. What they really want is to get the answers to a couple of questions they have without fuss, which the book is able to provide in a really approachable format by listing common issues and questions people usually have. If you think you fall into this category, that's fair enough, and The CSS Anthology will be a very worthwhile purchase for you.

However, if you're serious about actually getting down and learning CSS from scratch, this isn't a viable learning resource. While it will teach you many of the fundamentals in CSS, it won't necessarily be as thorough as other books will be. I really do recommend you check out CSS: The Missing Manual instead, as it tends to cover the large majority of the language in much more detail.

I'd say this book is targeted at beginners, and I'd call it more of a reference book than a educational one. Still, if you're looking for a casual approach to CSS or a lighter read on the subject, you really can't go wrong with The CSS Anthology.

CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
by David Sawyer McFarland
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Only CSS Book You'll Need, 9 May 2010
I have to say, I absolutely love this book. It's just so insightful, even for those who might think they already know enough CSS. It even goes as far as to provide a brief recap of the HTML basics to get any total newbies started, but it does assume you know at least some HTML prior to reading.

If you're thinking about getting into CSS, or even if you just want to improve upon what you already know (the book includes an entire section on CSS3 AND loads of fixes for Internet Explorer throughout), then I really can't recommend this book enough.

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