REVIEW: "Everything You Know About CSS is Wrong!", Rachel Andrew/Kevin Yank
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"Everything You Know About CSS is Wrong!", Rachel Andrew/Kevin Yank,
2008, 978-0-9804552-2-9, U$29.95/C$29.95
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The preface states that the book is intended for Web developers who
wish to learn about CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets version 3), learn the
latest capabilities in CSS, or learn about how compatible modern
browsers are with regard to CSS3 rendering.
Chapter one notes the history of the browser wars of the last decade,
with particular reference to the relative ability of each browser to
display CSS properly. The old, problematic, messy and kludgy way to
do page layout is contrasted, in chapter two, with the new, sleek,
CSS3 way. (The observant reader may note that the old way is not
explained particularly clearly, which may put it at a disadvantage.)
Various new CSS elements are described in chapter three. Chapter four
examines a few options for dealing with older browsers that do not
support CSS. Some of the new display options which may be added to
CSS3 are outlined in chapter five.
This book does not appear suitable for those wishing to learn CSS3.
It does point out new capabilites, and provides a list of browsers
which will display CSS3, but doesn't inform the reader as to how
compatible the browsers are. Therefore, the stated objectives are
only partially fulfilled.
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time
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