CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 252

When you're working with CSS and need a quick answer, CSS Pocket Reference delivers. This handy, concise book provides all of the essential information you need to implement CSS on the fly. Ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers, the 4th edition is revised and updated for CSS3, the latest version of the Cascading Style Sheet specification. Along with a complete alphabetical reference to CSS3 selectors and properties, you'll also find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS.

Based on Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, this reference is an easy-to-use cheatsheet of the CSS specifications you need for any task at hand. This book helps you:

  • Quickly find and adapt the style elements you need
  • Learn how CSS3 features complement and extend your CSS practices
  • Discover new value types and new CSS selectors
  • Implement drop shadows, multiple backgrounds, rounded corners, and border images
  • Get new information about transforms and transitions
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        3.0

        Good course, really helped me

        By Marty

        from Netherlands

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        • Easy to understand

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          • Novice

          Comments about O'Reilly Media CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition:

          I read the book in a couple of hours, wanted to see the examples as promised in the preface and got redirected to the shop showing the book I just bought. But it did gave me some ideas and I like oreilly's pocket reference books.

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          4.0

          its clear through

          By zefiriss

          from South East Asia

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          • Easy to understand
          • Well-written

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          • Not comprehensive enough

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition:

          I think this is a good book. It was structured and detailed enough. Easy to understand as reference books.

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          4.0

          good CSS reference

          By Ivan Mosquera

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media CSS Pocket Reference, 4th Edition:

          Eric A. Meyer , also author of other CSS books like CSS: The Definitive Guide tries to provide a good tool for the daily CSS work.

          The book features the following parts:

          1. Basic concepts.
          2. Values
          3. Selectors.
          4. Property Reference.

          As a pocket reference it is, don't expect learning CSS from this book but a quick reference for your daily work. You'll find a few references to chapters of CSS: The Definitive Guide. This edition is updated to CSS3.

          Basic concepts: you'll find a guide to the CSS key concepts. Just and introduction, something which could have been avoided as the reference it is but it's useful having those key concepts together in a few pages.

          Values: a reference to the values you can use, descriptive information ordered by different categories like key words, colors, numbers, percentages…

          Selectors: a reference to selectors, information structured as pattern, description and examples.

          Property Reference : it lacks property categories, an alphabetic list is all you get. You need to know the name of the property you're looking for, which isn't always the case. For each property the information is well structured with: name, values, initial value, applies to, computed value, description, examples and note. Note usually refers to browser compatibility but just generally ("as of 2011″), not a complete browser compatibility reference.

          Summary: a good CSS reference, perhaps lacking property categories and better information about browser compatibility.

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