The Zen Of CSS Design

The Zen Of CSS Design

Visual Enlightenment For The Web

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Illustrates the range and potential of Web sites afforded by CSS-based Web design, from striking a sensible balance between text and graphics to creating eye-popping special effects, with a look at layout, imagery, typography, effects, and themes. Original. (Intermediate)


Proving once and for all that standards-compliant design does not equal dull design, this inspiring tome uses examples from the landmark CSS Zen Garden site as the foundation for discussions on how to create beautiful, progressive CSS-based Web sites. By using the Zen Garden sites as examples of how CSS design techniques and approaches can be applied to specific Web challenges, authors Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag provide an eye-opening look at the range of design methods made possible by CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). By the time you've finished perusing the volume, you'll have a new understanding of the graphically rich, fully accessible sites that CSS design facilitates. In sections on design, layout, imagery, typography, effects, and themes, Dave and Molly take you through every phase of the design process--from striking a sensible balance between text and graphics to creating eye-popping special effects (no scripting required).

Blackwell North Amer
Dave Shea created the CSS Zen Garden ( The idea was simple and elegant: Take some well-written HTML and invite designers to apply their CSS skills to create wildly imaginative designs, and then post the underlying CSS code on the site for others to study and use. From its humble beginnings in 2003, the Zen Garden has grown to include nearly 150 designs from around the world and has set the standard for high-quality Web site design using CSS. In The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web, renowned Web designers Molly Holzschlag and Dave Shea walk you through 36 of the most inspiring designs in the Zen Garden.

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Provides information on creating imaginative Web site designs using CSS.

Publisher: Berkeley, Ca. : Peachpit Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780321303479
Branch Call Number: 005.72 SH
Characteristics: viii, 296 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Holzschlag, Molly E.


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