14/09/2012 Comments Off
Time to add a touch of style to your plain looking pages :)
Time for some CSS — time to meet our master :)
photo: August 19, 2008 © Adrian Q
Regardless of who you ask - if they are writing CSS - no doubt, they will have learnt from Eric. I for one can only tell you that without Jeffrey Zeldman pointing me towards meyerweb.com (via "designing with web standards", of course) - I would not be in webdesign, never mind teaching it ;) I owe them both my career.
As you know, I'm self-taught - or more correctly worded, I learnt from the experts via their online writings, forever grateful for their sharing spirit. And I learnt most of my CSS from Eric and his site. Later on, I was lucky to attend a 2 day workshop with him - just to confirm my knowledge :)
So all I can do is advise you to read Eric's blog and book; to learn your CSS from Eric - he is a super geek :) So don't be surprised if some of his blog articles go above your head. But his tutorials and books are brilliantly written, making even complex topics easy to understand and follow. When you read some specifics on CSS and how to implement them - hopefully you will find his writing crystal clear and very instructive. You will hear me quote Eric in class many, many times ;)
- Complex Spiral Consulting
blog and personal site
- meyerweb.com - CSS Work
various articles and links for CSS
- meyerweb.com - books
conference for standards-based web design, co-founded with Jeffrey Zeldman
Now, let's get started - first things first - a few basics to start off with :) Let's look at how CSS actually works, how to implement it and a few selectors.
And finally - the link to Eric's famous reset. We will use these resets as they are for now. Once you are more confident in your understanding and writing of CSS - we will work towards adjusting these defaults to suit your project.
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