Monday, May 30th 2005

CSS – Designing for the Web

Just received my (free!) copy of Håkon Lie and Bert Bos’s book on Cascading Style Sheets (Cascading Style Sheets – Designing for the Web, 3rd ed.). Very nice!

The front cover of Cascading Style Sheets - Designing for the Web. The back cover of Cascading Style Sheets - Designing for the Web.

I was sent a copy for free in exchange for a user review over at, which I feel is a great deal 🙂

This (the third) edition has been updated to fully cover the details of CSS 2.1. Without having read the book properly yet, it seems to be a very useful and complete guide and reference.

Beforehand I thought the book would only be a technical (code-centered) guide to CSS, but it turns out to contain many practical design tips as well. I would say it is useful for both beginners and advanced website designers. (I thought I knew basically what there was to know about CSS, but the book has already tought me several new and useful things.)

The book is split into logical sections, and for each CSS property discussed there are symbols indicating which browsers support the property in question.

Reading this reminds me how much I love using stylesheets for website design…

Ok, this is getting a little out of hand here. I’ll try to think of something negative and add it to this post at a later date… 🙂

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  1. Toman says:

    Congratulations :)This is the first book on CSS I read and it helped me a lot. Very nice book.

  2. David Naylor says:

    Which edition was that?