Speaking in Styles: Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers by Jason Cranford Teague

By Jason Cranford Teague

Extra of a easy CSS publication than a sophisticated one, it is still important even for intermediate CSS clients getting again into the swing of items. complete colour, good laid out, and simply the correct amount of knowledge, in particular for these people whose HTML dates again to HTML's infancy (long prior to CSS was once invented) and accordingly are type of old-fashioned.

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Here are a few of my favorites: Firebug a ddo ns . moz illa . o rg / fi re fox / 1 8 4 3 Firebug is an indispensable tool for anyone creating a Web site in Firefox. It enables you to: » View and edit the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code of the page being displayed and edit it on the fly. » Identify any element on the page, showing you all of its full context and any styles applied to it. » View the Web page as it loads to see how long each element takes to download, letting you identify any bottlenecks in your design.

C om / p rod u ct s/ c xm a c One of the hardest issues to deal with on the Mac is how to test your designs in IE6, which is still very popular and only available for Windows. One great and inexpensive solution is a program called Crossover, which allows you to run many Windows applications directly on your Mac desktop without having to own or install Windows on your machine. Currently, it does not support IE 7 or 8, which is a shame, but these two browsers have fewer page-rendering inconsistencies than their predecessor.

27 A WE B P RI ME R WE B D ESI GNER’ S TO O L B OX Code Editors Just as you have a word processor for writing or an illustration program for drawing, you need a Web development program for coding. A good code editor will: » Organize and edit documents, providing suggestions where needed. » Preview documents without having to jump between multiple browsers. » Download and upload documents as you work on them. » Analyze and optimize your code. Coda Mac p ani c. c om/ c od a / Coda is my program of choice whenever I edit code.

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