- Paperback: 650 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3 edition (6 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449325947
- ISBN-13: 978-1449325947
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3 x 23.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CSS3: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) Paperback – 6 Jan 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
I have to say, i really enjoyed reading (and working through this book) tremendsouly
First of all, this book is written with tremendous flair from the point of view of the authorial voice. Dry it is not. David Sawyer Mcfarland (DSM from now on), is very knowledgable and has a really friendly tone of voice. it doesn't hurt at all that he's quite witty. This is no dummies' guide it's not whacky and not going for laughs, but speaking personally, I love it when a technical book can make its points and make me laugh every now and again.
Although I haven't read any of the previous editions, it's quite clear that this is a book with history, that has gone through several editions, grown, developed and been refined.
The other thing that comes across is that DSM is hugely experienced. This is a good writer who knows of what he speaks. The progression of explaining how to use CSS3 to style your web pages is logical and excellent.
Each chapter discusses a specific CSS topic thoroughly and then in the 2nd half EACH chapter has an excellent quality tutorial.
The tutorials are really very good and extremely well designed. You download the files (from the Missing Manuals web site, they're very easy to find) and you have a before and after folder for each chapter. I can't stress enough how refreshing and welcome it is when an author takes the trouble to create accurate (easy to find download files) that actually work.
In every tutorial (always the second half of the chapter), there is a proper step by step listing with nothing missed of how to achieve what the chapter was about.Read more ›
I am familiar with David Sawyer McFarland and also have "CSS: The Missing Manual." My most indispensible book however is HTML5: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald.
I am just now diving into this book and trying the examples. But it looks like a very worthwhile acquisition. I am not that fluent in CSS3 but with the help of this book and a little pilfering of code I hope to be.
I suggest that this book is a good addition even if you feel that you know it all as it may explain something in a new light.
I did not have any earlier editions to tell want was improved or corrected.
My programming genre (look at me trying to be cool - I'm a developer ffs - the closest I'll get to being cool is winning a contract somewhere cold! Apple's Genius Bar bods should take note!) is databases, but like to dabble occasionally with web development at home. This book is perfect for my needs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent, though would prefer not to buy the whole book eack time they upgrade the standards, its only an extra 100 pages, would have preferred it as a separate book in addition... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Boaty bob
I cant tell you the amount of self help tutorial type books I have read. With some you get to a certain part in the book and you've lost the plot completely. Read morePublished on 12 May 2015 by Ease
Rare for me to buy a "how-to" book, but this is an OK one - good on the arcana with references to help.Published on 4 April 2015 by middenview
An excellent book, plenty of tutorials BUT you will need access to the Internet to download data ie: there is no disc as you sometimes have with other books. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2014 by M. G. Wright
Well presented and easy to follow, it makes the subject clear and easy to understand, i'd highly recommend
this book to anyone who is interested in learning about CSS3
5 stars from me. This is the first book I've ever felt the need to tell the world how good it is.
I've lots of books on all things internet and html etc etc. Read more
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