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The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd Edition


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The CSS Anthology

101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd Edition


The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The second edition of this best-selling book, now in full color, has been completely revised and updated to cover the latest techniques and newer browsers, including Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7.

About this Title

Pages: 392
Published: 2007-08-01
ISBN: 978-0-9758-4198-3

The code examples provided with The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks will get you started quickly, allowing you to add stylish effects to your web site. It’s the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS, with over 100 tutorials that’ll show you how to gain more control over the appearance of your web page, create sophisticated web page navigation controls, design for today’s alternative browsing devices including phones and screen readers, and much more.

The CSS code used to create each of the components is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.

This book will show you how to:

  • Construct robust CSS layouts that work every time.
  • Create sleek drop-down menus using only CSS.
  • Build a professional tabbed navigation system.
  • Replace image-based navigation with streamline CSS lists.
  • Design smarter, more usable, CSS-flavored web forms.
  • Create rounded corners without the bloated HTML.
  • Allow your visitors to select their preferred look and feel.
  • Learn how you can let the W3C validator do your debugging.
  • Reduce the burden of site maintenance and updates. ... with 92 other solutions to common questions and problems.

Contents & Extracts

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with CSS
  • Chapter 2: Text Styling and Other Basics
  • Chapter 3: CSS and Images
  • Chapter 4: Navigation
  • Chapter 5: Tabular Data
  • Chapter 6: Forms and User Interfaces
  • Chapter 7: Cross-browser Techniques
  • Chapter 8: Accessibility and Alternative Devices
  • Chapter 9: CSS Positioning and Layout


Rachel Andrew is a leader in the web standards community. Rachel has authored a number of web standards books including the best-selling first edition of The CSS Anthology and HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition. Using experience gained through her web solutions company,, Rachel has a refreshing real-world approach to her writing.