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CSS is finally supported by all modern web browsers, empowering web designers to do what they've been hungering to do for years: control layout more precisely, use color more effectively, and expand typographic options beyond the frustrating limitations of the past. So where to begin? Where can you get design-focused instruction on CSS while learning the technical details?Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge is precisely the resource you've been looking for. Written by renowned web designer Molly E. Holzchlag, this book begins with an in-depth look at structured markup, both XHTML and CSS. It then explains how to use CSS to achieve specific design goals involving typography, color, layout, and more. Finally, it deconstructs a series of impressive designs, showing you how these designers used CSS to maximize their efficiency and get exactly the right effect.Key topics you'll learn about include:Writing valid XHTML Authoring effective CSS rules Working with classes and Ids Validating your CSS Creating great typographical designs with CSS Using CSS for backgrounds, borders, and color Creating multiple link styles Using absolute positioning Working with relative positioning Laying out pages using the float property Creating great CSS layouts
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Molly E. Holzschlag (born January 25, 1963) is a US author, lecturer and advocate for the Open Web. She has written or co-authored over 35 books on web design and open standards, including The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (co-authored with Dave Shea).
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