This outstanding guide takes you from the basic to advanced concepts of working with cascading style sheets, level 1 (CSS1). The writers assume that you're already comfortable with HTML and are ready to improve your Web site by adding style sheets.
The first part of the book provides an introduction to style sheets--the history of their development and an explanation of their utility. Part 2 explores the real nuts and bolts of creating style sheets; you learn about simple, class-based, ID-based, and contextual selectors; pseudo-classes and elements; and unit, box, classification, font, and text properties. Part 3 examines how to transform your Web pages using inline and external style sheets and Dynamic HTML. A full-color section in the middle of the book, "Do It In Color," features a guide to style-sheet color properties, a color chart, a dissection of a simple and a complex style sheet, and a tour of several successful Web sites that make good use of style sheets.
Appendices feature a CSS1 properties reference, a glossary, and a guide to the contents of the companion Mac/Windows CD-ROM, which includes source code for the book's examples, pointers to online resources and tools, and CSS1-enabled editors and utilities.