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I loved this book. If you've done a bunch of CSS but have some problems that you'd like to tackle once and for all (EM layouts, for example) then this book is a great reference. It's definitely a go-to book for common web problems regarding layout, box inheritance, etc.
A fine book for everybody working with CSS, great examples. Though I must add I learned that learning CSS is like learning to ride a bike, one can read about it but only learn by doing it.
One of the better beginners CSS books I've come across. If you are just starting CSS and feel like you're not making enough progress, definitely check this book out.
A lot of experience, but some are out of date.
Quick, good read for all writers. You will feel buoyed and validated in Goldberg’s hands.
the book that made me a decent frontend developer. very good for the time it was published.
Read this a long time ago, a classic.
Although it sounds like a cliché, "CSS Mastery" is an excellent book, from the first to the last page. Most of book is written by Andy Budd, with Cameron Moll and Simon Collison contributing with final two chapters.As easy as it is to find lot of content on Internet that would educate user what can be done with CSS, there's something special to have a book to articulate concepts from beginning to end providing a consistent narrative of the thought and methodology behind some technique's implemen...
This book has really fine tuned my arsenal and widely broadened my understanding of CSS. The book has several nicely organized sections and comes with files that allow you quick references and opportunities to play with the code for a better understanding. Case studies at the end of the book are a great companion for putting all the things they throw at you too. My favorite part of this book was the CSS organization files that are ingenious. To sum up the book in a few words, CSS galore!Not a fa...
This book is THE correct way CSS should be learned and taught. Like many Web Developers I used to have a "snippet" approach to CSS design. Since I am primarily a backend PHP developer, I didn't spare much thought when it came to CSS and preferred to copy-paste things from places like css-tricks and bootply. This book goes into the core of CSS and lucidly explains everything from semantic web and layouts to resets, cascading, selectors, etc. and finally also gives us those "tricks" for stuff like...
A perfect follow-up to Friends of Ed's "yellow CSS book" which is more basic (but whose title escapes me).This is not a beginner's CSS book. You should at least read the yellow book or "Bullet Proof Web Design" before tackling this one, which builds heavily off the core concepts you should have already learned.It covers everything from layouts, to browser hacks, even showing you how to add little icons at the end of external links. Nifty, huh!This book is absolutely necessary if you are in web d...
Overall, I thought it a very handy reference tool for a barely CSS literate person like myself. My only complaints are that is seems to be getting a little out dated. He mentions things such as CSS 3 and how it was supposed to come out later that year (2006). He also spends a lot of time talking about bugs associated with IE, especially 5.X which from my understanding is rarely used these days with the release of IE 7.0 (which he can't mention). Other than that, it was a good eye opener into my
This is one of the better introductory CSS books out there. As with most, the information is available on the Net if you want to spend the time hunting it down. Andy Budd goes beyond many such online resources by providing insight into common problems and several tips on how to optimize solutions for some common CSS approaches. Overall, worth the money to have on your reference shelf.
Very good, although a bit out of date as IE7 wasn't out yet. Would benefit from a revision. Explores some concepts more widely than Bulletproof Web Design, although I must say that it doesn't demonstrate the markup and markup changes as well as the other. Both books overlap in large areas, but each has its own strong point.
The book suffers from sloppy editing, which is particularly unacceptable since it's a revised edition. Also it's much too noticeable when the authors change between chapters both in coding style and in language. An overall editor is sorely missed.That said the coding techniques covered is nice and useable, however not that much CSS Mastery as I expected.
An aging but still relevant old standard. There's a lot of focus on cross-browser hacks that will be of little interest to the designers of today, as most of these hacks have been encapsulated in frameworks or are simply no longer relevant for most use cases. Additionally, the two case studies are showing their age. But, overall, still excellent.
This book was really good some years ago, but things have changed so fast in web development that this book is almost completely outdated nowadays. There are a lot of references to old browsers (IE 6, for example) and old hacks that are no longer necessary.The 3rd chapter - "Visual Formatting Model Overview" - is still relevant and I recommend it.
I am already really familiar with CSS but this book really takes it to the next step. Really easy to follow with great case studies. I highly recommend the friends of ed books, http://www.friendsofed.com/ for web designers.
an excellent guide to producing CSS styled HTML pages with concise examples and explanations of the Box Model and more with consideration on how to work around the major Internet Explorer bugs and how to design new pages from the bottom up quickly and flexibly.
Excellent book. It has taught me nearly everything I know about basic CSS; combined with some help from some online friends and good old fashioned practice (it makes perfect, you know?) I'm a competent CSS coder.
A great guide for beginners and advanced users of CSS. Andy Budd demonstrates his mastery of the art of CSS styling throughout the book, in bite size simple to understand and combine chunks. A must read for all web enthusiasts.
This book is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS developmentall you need to work your way up to CSS professional. You'll learn how to: - Plan, organize, and maintain your stylesheets more effectively- Apply the secrets of liquid, elastic, and hybrid layouts
I loved this book so much I bought it after returning it to the library. All the cool CSS layout tricks and hacks in one volume, written in plain, friendly English.
still siting in my e-lib
In my case, this book was literally life-changing. It filled in a lot of gaps in my CSS knowledge, and gave me the right start towards my web design/development career.
Very helpful. Need to read it again since it has been a while.
I found many sections of this book useful, especially the explanation of float. Then it spends far too much time on hacks and workarounds.
This is an awesome book esp for daily tackles w/browser compatibility and standard compliant issues. At my job I keep this book by my side at all times!
Again, I haven't had the time I'd like to start this book. I'm looking forward to it though.
Strengthened my knowledge of CSS. This book makes sense of layout, box, and other nebulous topics.