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Cave-man CSS study

November 30, 2004

I’m slowly picking my way through The CSS Anthology by Rachel Andrew, where I’m learning how web page formatting is done in the way-cool near-future. 

You can see little changes, like my misty-blue links that light up when you hover over them with the mouse. (Hopefully they’re readily identifiable as links, while not as clunky as the old “blue-underline” standard.) But major DOF site design changes with a graphically distinct look are just getting started.

CSS is fun!  It makes so much more sense than the old raw-HTML formatting way.

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  1. November 30, 2004 at 20:49 | #1

    One step at a time, bud…

    One of these days I guess I’ll get around to spiffing up my own blog…

    Lately, though, it’s been all I can do to work up a posting or two.  I guess I’m just waiting for the deep winter days…

  2. November 30, 2004 at 22:12 | #2

    Cajun, I think that “multiple style-sheets” trick you do on your blog is pretty cool.  I use the “Blue” one when I visit.

    It’s a lot of fun fiddling around with formatting, but I’m pretty sure people visit our blogs for the content, not our spiffy presentation. At least, I hope so!

  3. December 1, 2004 at 08:59 | #3

    CSS is your friend.

    I just switched over to EE and am playing around with Les’ Kubrick theme port, but soon will start rolling my own theme and CSS will be a huge part of it, stripping all presentation out (ok, as much as possible.)

    How is the CSS Anthology? Before I plunk down my cash I would like to see how others think of it :)

  4. December 1, 2004 at 09:06 | #4

    So far I like CSS Anthology but I’m just getting started.  In particular I want to learn about page layout with CSS and that’s where the book will turn out to be good or average (I already know it isn’t a bad book.)

    I suggest downloading the sample chapters.  Also, the book comes with a money-back guarantee (!)

  5. December 1, 2004 at 09:52 | #5

    I have a couple that I have found usefull, but this one appears to be well done, just wanted a 2nd opinion from someone who has it :)

    Now that I have switched to EE I want to do some really clean designs. MT was nice but templating was a <acronym title=“pain in the ass”>PITA</acronym> sometimes, EE seems much cleaner – could just be I am more used to PHP than Perl though

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