Author: Eric A. Meyer
ISBN 10: 1-56592-622-6 | ISBN 13: 9781565926226
Let me begin by saying this book is one of the most important, if not THE most important, web design and development books in my personal library. It is a reference for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) styles, but it is so much more. I read the book from cover to cover twice, and both times found it to be both an easy read and incredibly informative.
It opens with a chapter on how and why CSS evolved, and then Chapter Two goes into the basic rules for writing CSS code. The difference between block-level elements and inline-elements is clearly explained, as is when it is appropriate to use classes versus IDs and vice versa.
I’m occasionally approached by someone who is interested in a career in web site design and wants to know where to begin. My approach to answering the question usually involves first defining different areas of specialty in web site development. These areas of specialization, and explanations, are as follows: