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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing book, 24 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Everything You Know about CSS is Wrong! (Paperback)
They've been hyping up this book on Sitepoint for weeks and, after just reading it, I have no idea why.

For the price, I hadn't expected this book to be half as thick as other Sitepoint books, and only really contain information about one CSS property. This should have just been an addition to the existing CSS Reference book/web site.

It is trying to promote CSS table layouts as the new way to layout web site designs, but without IE8 being out until next year, and still needing to support IE6 and IE7 when it is out, the solutions offered in this book (using conditional commenting) makes so much extra work that I ended up wondering what really were the benefits of using CSS table layouts. Having not built a web site using HTML tables for layout before, I find that this layout doesn't seem as logical as the book assumes. I'm sticking with floats for the foreseeable future!

If, like me, you have assumed that it would have more about new specifications to CSS3, rather than just being about CSS table layouts, and you're after that kind of reference, I recommend the last chapter of Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Voices That Matter). It covers far more than this entire book in just one chapter.
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