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jerry62704
Dec 19th, 2008, 09:52 PM
I bought stylin' with CSS and found it a good book. Now I'm ready to move to a more advanced book. Any suggestions?

rangana
Dec 20th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Don't take this rude, but better find a way to practice what you've learned. Almost all information is available online.

You might want to visit some freelance sites, and offer some service that would involve CSS - that way, you'll learn and earn :)

Benjamin Malin
Dec 21st, 2008, 05:39 AM
Don't take this rude, but better find a way to practice what you've learned. Almost all information is available online.

You might want to visit some freelance sites, and offer some service that would involve CSS - that way, you'll learn and earn.

www.w3schools.com/css/ has CSS tutorials and offers examples, quizzes, references, and an editor to try things out for yourself.

jerry62704
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:43 PM
Rangana, I don't see that as rude in any way. I use online references on a daily basis. But places like W3School are mostly basics and not advanced items. For example, we all know the Holly Hack or the Tan Hack, but you don't see them there.

Ben, I've taken that tutorial and passed the certification for it as well. I enjoyed it as well, but it came ease as I've been coding pages since the mid-90s when I built my first interactive ASP page.

I like to read and find those hidden gems. If fact, I'm going to re-read stylin' just to see if I missed anything. But at my age I probably forgot stuff and could use the refresher.

I'm just looking for another book, perhaps a little more advanced, to occupy my time for a while.

I use to do consulting. I was a technical editor for Osborne/McGraw-Hill on Paradox,The Complete Reference. But I find I have little time now a days for it.

BoldUlysses
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:56 PM
Just by way of recommendation, I checked this one (http://www.amazon.com/Great-Web-Typography-Wendy-Peck/dp/0764537008/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229964867&sr=8-3) out from the library recently and found it to be useful. Focuses on an often-overlooked element of web pages (we tend to focus more on graphics and layout).

jerry62704
Dec 22nd, 2008, 06:06 PM
Thanks. I was looking for css, but for only $23 you can't lose.

jcdevelopment
Dec 22nd, 2008, 06:16 PM
I find this site very useful

http://www.cssdog.com/

jerry62704
Dec 22nd, 2008, 07:48 PM
Thanks!

butlins
Dec 23rd, 2008, 02:17 AM
I'd say you can't go wrong with the books from Sitepoint (http://www.sitepoint.com/books/) - I've not ever had a bad one. There a mix of how-to and concepts books, and the most comprehensive CSS reference available.

Having said that, the CSS book I refer to the most is probably the O'Reilly Pocket Reference (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515058/), mostly because it's a handier size to have near my desk.