Hey i was wondering if anybody knew of any good books to learn CSS 2. I have been told of a couple but dont know the names. If anybody could help me it would be appreciated as i really want to learn it.
Originally posted by ray326 For general design concepts and techniques you can't beat "designing with web standards" by Jeffery Zeldman. No, it's not a CSS reference but that part's easy, knowing what to do isn't.
I second that. It's an excellent book. Read it. Or perish.
Thousand different paths
So many sterile ends
I chose the Devil's path
Never shall the sun kiss my face
And caress me with it's burning light
For I dwell in the shadows
And sleep side by side with death
In terms of learning CSS 2 though, D.W.W.S. isn't really the book to be using. If you already have the concepts and whatnot of CSS 1 down, then looking into CSS 2 won't be that hard. If you are just looking into CSS, then D.W.W.S. becomes a better resource, but again, it is more of a general book on web design versus a pure CSS book. You might want to look into HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables. The title is slightly misleading in that it won't really show a table based layout and then how to convert it over, but it's more of a general book on CSS, and it was released in May of 2003, so it's current. You can also find chapter examples on the site for the book.
I see waldenbooks.com (do a search for isbn 0735712018) has a package deal where you get D.W.W.S with another book called "Eric Meyer on CSS" for $56 + Tax & S&H. Although touted as for someone who already knows CSS, sounds like a few beginners found it good. Also, it was published in 2002 so it would be abit more recent.
Just trying to help as I need to buy D.W.W.S and and a CSS to learn as well.
Also, I found that there will be a 2nd edition printing of CSS:The Definative guide by Eric Meyer. The site I visited said Jan 1, 2004, but is still in the pre-order phase (great if you need D.W.W.S first). Search at your favorite book store by isbn 0596005253. It has the same picture on the front, so don't be confused.