CSS Books

On this site you could find the best books list covering all aspects of web development and suitable as for beginners as well as for professional developers. There are two formats – Paperback or eBook/PDF, which you could download to your Kindle or other device.

Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers This two-book set combines the titles Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two CSS books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery. The first reading covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs…

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Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems

CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems

In this practical guide, expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems. Rather than focus on design, the reading shows you how to solve problems with code. You’ll learn how to apply Lea’s analytical approach to practically every problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results. Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including: Backgrounds and Borders…

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Head First

Head First HTML and CSS

Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you’re an expert? Then it’s about time you picked up this title, and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you’ve always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you’ve never heard of styles, that’s okay–we won’t tell anyone you’re still partying like it’s 1999–but if you’re going to create web pages in the 21st century then you’ll want to know and understand styles. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker…

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A Smarter Way to Learn: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 2)

A Smarter Way to Learn HTML & CSS: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 2)

The ultimate learn-by-doing approach. Short chapters are paired with free interactive online exercises to teach the fundamentals of HTML. Written for beginners, useful for experienced developers who want to sharpen their skills. Prepares the reader to code a website of medium complexity. The learner spends two to three times as long practicing as he does reading. Based on cognitive research showing that retention increases 400 percent when learners are challenged to retrieve the information they just read. Explanations are in plain, nontechnical English that people of all backgrounds can readily understand. With ample coding examples and illustrations…

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The Missing Manual

CSS: The Missing Manual

The styles lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike. The important stuff you need to know: Start with the basics. Write style-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers. Design for mobile devices…

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Visual Quick Start Guide (8th Edition)

HTML and CSS: Visual Quick Start Guide (8th Edition)

Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this updated edition author Bruce Hyslop uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today’s HTML essentials. The book has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. You’ll learn how to design, structure, and format your website. You’ll learn about the new elements and form input types in HTML5. You’ll create and use images, links, styles, and forms; and you’ll add video, audio, and other multimedia to your site. You’ll learn how to add visual effects with version 3. You’ll understand web standards and learn from code examples that reflect today’s best practices. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the web. Throughout the book, the author covers all of HTML and offers essential coverage of HTML5 techniques…

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Learn to Code: Develop and Style Websites (Voices That Matter)

Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Develop and Style Websites (Voices That Matter)

HTML can be a little daunting at first but fear not. This book, based on Shay Howe’s popular workshop covers the basics and breaks down the barrier to entry, showing readers how they can start using HTML through practical techniques today. They’ll find accompanying code examples online, while they explore topics such as the different structures of HTML, and common terms. After establishing a basic understanding of HTML a deeper dive is taken into the box model and how to work with floats. The book includes an exercise focused on cleaning up a web page by improving the user interface and design, solely using HTML. With a few quick changes the web page changes shape and comes to life. Interactive, technically up-to-the-minute and easy-to-understand, this book will advance a student’s skills to a professional level…

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CSS Mastery

Fully updated to the latest modules, make the journey to styles mastery as simple and painless as possible. This book dives into advanced aspects of style-based design, such as responsive design, modular, and typography. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work. The reading is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge development―this book demystifies the secrets of styling. While it is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using it, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve. While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using it in your work…

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