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Title:
More Eric Meyer on CSS
Author:
Meyer, Eric A.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxv, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735714250
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Includes 10 projects designed to encourage you to incorporate CSS into your sites and take advantage of the design flexibility, increased accessibility, decreased page weight, and cool visual effects CSS offers. It covers various topics which include converting an HTML-based design to a pure positioning layout; styling a photo gallery; and others.


Author Notes

Eric A. Meyer has been working with the Web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards. A widely read author, he is also the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting (http://www.complexspiral.com), which focuses on helping clients save money and increase efficiency through the use of standards-oriented Web design techniques and counts Macromedia and Wells Fargo Bank among its clients.

Beginning in early 1994, Eric was the visual designer and campus Web coordinator for Case Western Reserve University Web site, where he also authored a widely acclaimed series of three HTML tutorials and was project coordinator for the online version of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History combined with the Dictionary of Cleveland Biography (ech.cwru.edu), the first example of an encyclopedia of urban history being fully and freely published on the Web.

Author of Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design (New Riders), Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly & Associates), and CSS2.0 Programmer's Reference (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), as well as numerous articles for the O'Reilly Network, Web Techniques, and Web Review, Eric also created the CSS Browser Compatibility Charts and coordinated the authoring and creation of the W3C's official CSS Test Suite. He has lectured to a wide variety of organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New York Public Library, Cornell University, and the University of Northern Iowa. Eric has also delivered addresses and technical presentations at numerous conferences, among them the IW3C2 WWW series, Web Design World, CMP, SXSW, the User Interface conference series, and The Other Dreamweaver Conference.

In his personal time, Eric acts as List Chaperone of the highly active css-discuss mailing list (http://www.css-discuss.org), which he co-founded with John Allsopp of Western Civilisation and is now supported by evolt.org. Eric lives in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe, and is the host of "Your Father's Oldsmobile," a Big Band-era radio show heard weekly on WRUW 91.1-FM in Cleveland (http://www.wruw.org). When not otherwise busy, he is usually bothering his wife Kat in some fashion.


Table of Contents

ForewordDouglas Bowman
Introduction
Project 1 Converting an Existing Page
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Converting the Document
Rebuilding the Design
Assessing the Benefits
Branching Out
Project 2 Styling a Photo Collection
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Creating the Contact Sheet View
Creating the Gallery View
Creating the Catalog View
Branching Out
Project 3 Styling a Financial Report
Project Goals
Preparation
Styling for the Screen
Styling for Print
Branching Out
Project 4 Positioning in the Background
Project Goals
Preparation
Style at Dawn
Beached Styles
Branching Out
Project 5 List-Based Menus
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Open and Airy
Enclosing the Links
Branching Out
Project 6 CSS-Driven Drop-Down Menus
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Laying Out the Menus
Reorienting the Menus
For Your Consideration
Branching Out
Project 7 Opening the Doors to Attractive Tabs
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Styling the Links
Creating Actual Tabs
Branching Out
Project 8 Styling a Weblog
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Styling the Weblog
Branching Out
Project 9 Designing a Home Page
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Creating the Design
Branching Out
Project 10 Designing in the Garden
Project Goals
Preparation
Laying the Groundwork
Creating the Design
Adding a PNG
Reflections
Branching Out
Index