34 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Falls short of the mark,
This review is from: Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (Paperback)
Definitive? Yes, although a more definitive work would have been the relevant W3C standard which I was trawling through before obtaining this book.
I've read comments that have suggested that this is the book to get if you're concerned with stylesheets, but I have to say that if this book is the best, we may as well revive the <font> tag and have done with it.
The discussions on the different methods of providing cross-browser support are interesting in an academic sense, but leave you unsatisfied as to whether the best idea is to use real world measurement or any of the other length units included in CSS1. Even worse, it introduces an element of confusion regarding browser support.
Although I've touched upon the downsides, I have to say that the treatment of margins and padding was excellent, but on the whole this was the most disappointing O'reilly book I've ever received.
A note to O'reilly; When dealing with a subject that touches on typographical layouts, try not to stint so much on illustrations.