Anybody know a good CSS tutorial???
HTMLGoodies is notorious for incomplete and/or incomplete information, and its CSS tutorial is no exception The difinitive resource on CSS is http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/.
I used 2 books, which I highly recommend:
1) SAMS TEACH YOURSELF CSS IN 24 HOURS - Kynn Bartlett (I think).
2) ERIC MEYER ON CSS.
The first book is for beginners. it lays out the CSS in a really easy, step by step fashion. What I like about it is it talks a lot about browser compatability... which is still the achilles heel of CSS. The end of each chapter has a "browser report card" which tells you how well each rule is supported by the various browsers. Note that as browsers improve this will eventually become a moot point.
The second book takes real life page examples and "does them up" with CSS. Eric Meyer knows his stuff, and I highly recommend his book. it does NOT teach CSS, though... more HOW TO USE CSS. That is why I put this as the second book if you are a beginner.
...hope that helps!
I'll agree with anything above involving the name "Eric Meyer", and add the name "Jeffrey Zeldman". There's a whole heap of good links on both those sites.
this article is a good run through CSS positioning and the Box Model.
Sections eight and nine, in particular, of the CSS 2 spec are well worth a read. A bit heavy going in places, but often very informative. (actually, that goes for most of the CSS2 spec)
This article also has a bunch of practical examples.
Finally, my advice to anyone attempting CSS stuff is:
- start with plain text.
- mark it up semantically (paragraphs, headers, lists, blockquotes, and maybe a div or two)
- now, *play* with the CSS. Poke, prod, tweak, and generally fiddle with it, and see what happens.
What is WROX?
Am doing a college course, this is the next part, am curious.
The publisher of a popular series of programming books.
I would also recommend that you check out:
Their free course on CCS Level 1 is just ending but CSS Level 2 will be starting in 2 weeks. CSS2 incorporates all of CSS1 and then takes you beyond.
You might also take a look at Dave Raggett's site:
Can't help myself, but if you don't already have a good HTML editor, try HTML KIt. Best of all, it's free! Includes a great validator, FTP tool, among lots of other goodies. Get it at:
I'm a newbie who recently migrated from FrontPage, and I love my HTML Kit editor. I stay in control and my code stays standards compliant.
Another wonderful site where you can pick up all sorts of wonderful CSS tips is:
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