Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design by Christopher Schmitt, Mark Trammell, Ethan Marcotte, Todd

By Christopher Schmitt, Mark Trammell, Ethan Marcotte, Todd Dominey, Dunstan Orchard, Todd Dominey, Jeffrey Zeldman

Specialist CSS Cascading sort Sheets for website design because the most well liked expertise for website design, cascading sort sheets (CSS) allow internet designers and builders to outline constant kinds on a number of pages. Written by means of best CSS authors who're additionally expert programmers and architects, this is often the 1st booklet to show off examples of high-profile, real-world sites created by means of world-famous designers utilizing CSS. each one bankruptcy bargains an exploratory examine each one designer's procedure from begin to end and the way he overcame each one site's designated set of demanding situations. you will research what every one dressmaker could have performed in a different way in addition to quite a few CSS assistance and strategies that have been used for every web site. it is a source to that you would be able to flip frequently for extra knowledge and insights into designing large-scale, professional-level websites with CSS. What you'll research from this ebook * The preliminaries you must iron out sooner than you start a website as a way to stay away from difficulties later * how you can take on browser-compatibility concerns * most sensible practices for utilizing XHTML with CSS * tips to effectively combine Flash content material into an XHTML and CSS website * utilizing drop shadows, drop-down menus, bounding containers, and rollovers * how you can strengthen a website which can reliably deal with consistent streams of up to date info Who this ebook is for This e-book is for designers who comprehend CSS at an intermediate to complicated point, yet who're seeking to tips on how to successfully improve CSS-enabled designs at a certified point. Wrox specialist publications are deliberate and written by means of operating programmers to satisfy the real-world wishes of programmers, builders, and IT pros. concentrated and proper, they handle the problems expertise pros face on a daily basis. they supply examples, sensible suggestions, and professional schooling in new applied sciences, all designed to aid programmers do a greater activity.

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Equipped with this list, we should now begin to group these chunks of content into different categories, which should speak to how the different content areas relate to each other. For example, with the content we’ve listed, we might create the following content hierarchy: ❑ Content: ❑ ❑ ❑ Related content: ❑ The author’s name ❑ Category listings ❑ Related articles Branding: ❑ ❑ ❑ The article’s content The WebMag 5000 logo Navigation: ❑ Primary navigation ❑ Secondary navigation ❑ Global navigation Advertising: ❑ The banner advertisement These content groups are broken down largely into conceptual chunks (that is to say, that ancillary bits of information have been dumped into Related Content, the banner advertising has been oh-so-cleverly labeled Advertising, and so on).

27 Chapter 1 Gaining Some Perspective The truth is that both methods have their strengths and weaknesses. Neither is inherently superior to the other. In the hands of the right designer, either can be equally effective (or, in the hands of a less-talented designer, ineffective) in a site’s design. Of course, the relative strengths of one approach can be debated ad nauseam at the expense of the other’s faults — and as in most design communities, it is debated endlessly. Rather than seeing either layout model as “The One True Path” of Web design, we would suggest that the two models are tools.

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