December 8, 2004

Review of 'CSS Cookbook'

TBR writes "Presentation technologies, like CSS, lend themselves perfectly to the cookbook approach. Being both concise and easily adapted, snippets of CSS code make for ideal recipes that can be picked up and used quickly by web designers and developers. This makes for a relatively slim volume (270 pages), that has high informational content and little in the way of padding or extraneous material.

The recipes fall into 10 categories (chapters), covering typography, page elements, links and navigation, lists, forms, tables, page layouts, printing, hacks and workarounds and a chapter on designing with CSS. In all there are 89 different recipes spread across the 10 chapters. Each recipe starts with a statement of the problem (Centering Elements on a Web Page, for example), then follows with a solution and a discussion and ending with further pointers to other recipes or web-based material. Furthermore each recipe is usually illustrated with screen-shots."


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