CSS in easy steps, 2nd edition


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CSS in easy steps, 2nd edition


By Mike McGrath

Publication: July 24, 2009
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-364-3

This title is now out of print. See CSS3 in easy steps for the latest version.


About the book

CSS in easy steps instructs you how to create exciting web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It contains separate chapters on all features of modern style sheets. This popular title is updated for Web 2.0 and includes examples and browser screenshots that illustrate each aspect of CSS.

CSS in easy steps begins with a brief history of web page design then explains how style sheets can determine the presentation of elements within HTML documents. Examples show how CSS rules control the appearance of text, content boxes, lists, tables, backgrounds, and how they can create dynamic effects. You will learn how to position web page content with absolute precision and how to use relative positioning so web pages can look great in any browser. Each chapter builds your knowledge of style sheets. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of CSS and be able to create your own exciting interactive web pages.

CSS in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin creating stylish web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest style sheet techniques, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development that need a thorough understanding of CSS.


About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.



  1. Getting started
  2. Selecting targets
  3. Styling boxes
  4. Controlling layout
  5. Formatting text
  6. Arranging data
  7. Generating effects
  8. Following guidelines
  9. Customizing pages
  10. Looking ahead


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