Become a CSS detective in 3 easy steps:
- Know the background information
The Detective Guide
About the book
You may be a novice or well on your way to developing your skills in HTML and CSS, but if you've had the experience of thinking your CSS was perfect-up until the moment you test your pages in different browsers-then this book is for you.
About the author
From the innocent beginnings of teaching herself HTML in 1996 (and dreaming in it for a while), Denise R. Jacobs is now a web industry veteran with over 13 years of experience, ranging from project management, instructing web design/development, and now writing and speaking. She loves empowering novices by teaching them about the web.
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- Identify suspects, launch your investigation, and find the culprit
The book begins with the basics of CSS with a special emphasis on common causes of problems, and then covers methods for giving your code the third degree - isolating issues to find the roots of the problems. You'll also get a look at the line-up of usual suspects: the common problems and persistent bugs that are often encountered in CSS.
Finally, you'll put the tools to the test with hands-on cases designed to teach you how to solve CSS problems of your own.
Part One: The Detective's Apprentice
- Investigating the Scene of the Crime
- The Tools of the Trade
- Giving the Third Degree
- The Usual Suspects
Part Two: The Game's Afoot!
Below are chapter's files for download and live versions of the case example sites.
- The Case of the Devilish Details
- The Case of the Mistaken Identity
- The Case of the Single White Space
- The Case of the Float with a Mind of Its Own
- The Case of The Browser Who Hated Me
- The Case of The LOL Layout
- Take action and close the case!
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