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What's the best book to learn CSS?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I was thinking of learning CSS for myself and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of any good books? I'm currently in possession of HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide; would this be good enough?
     
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    wolffie Newbie

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    I always use Lynda video tutorials the even have diffrent variants of css tutorials
     
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  3. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

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    There's not enough to learn to fit it into a book ;) For the very basics, start with tizag.com. Then after that it's really just about remembering the different attribute names. My best advice there is to simply pick it up over time and google for the attribute you need when you need it (eg backgroud color, which, easily enough, is "background-color"), or use a site like w3schools.com/css - eventually you'll have it memorized.
    There are some deeper topics that a book is likely to miss aspects of. You can find in-depth articles, about floats for example, and read about any gotchas or bugs in different browsers.
    There are also a lot of things that you're unlikely to ever use.
     
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    liiloo Newbie

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    Hmm, have wondered myself that what would be the best way of teaching CSS for myself and result is i enrolled to the courses to get the basics and then study myself further on some more evolved stuff.

    Have heard about the Lynda and also found neat little site online, written nicely and as non native speaker for me it´s important, cause all the technical wording is making learning harder.
    Also You should be able to read and do the HTML yourself quite fluidly to get hands on CSS. If you don´t know what you are doing in HTML and are not able to read it then firts learn this and after that CSS. This is what i think at least is important. Forget those "see what you get programs", learn to code yourself then use those to help fasten the work.
    I have 1page 2000 what i used to learn html and it has been working for me like charm.