By Patrick Griffiths
<p style="margin: 0px;">For readers who are looking to layout web content that load quick, are effortless to replace, available to all, paintings on all browsers and will be quick tailored to various media, this accomplished consultant represents easy methods to pass approximately it. via focusing at the methods the 2 languages--XHTML and CSS--complement one another, website design professional Patrick Griffiths provides the quickest, best manner of attaining particular website design initiatives. With net criteria most sensible practices at its center, it outlines tips to do issues the correct means from the outset, leading to hugely optimized web content, in a swifter, more straightforward, much less painful method than clients may well desire for! cut up into 10 easy-to-follow chapters akin to textual content, photos, format, Lists, and kinds, and matched with convenient quick-reference XHTML tag and CSS estate appendixes, HTML Dog is the fitting consultant and spouse for someone eager to grasp those languages. Readers can additionally see the teachings in motion with greater than 70 on-line examples developed specially for the ebook.
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But what about the styles themselves? Properties are the presentational parts of an element that you can alter. There’s a great deal of them, ranging from colors and font sizes to much more specific things such as white-space and border-collapse. The properties themselves will be covered in the relevant chapters. 24 | chapter 1: Getting Started Extending Selectors: >, +, *, and [x=y] The CSS standard allows a great deal of versatility and specificity with selectors. On top of grouping and nesting, in theory you can also have child selectors, universal selectors, adjacent sibling selectors, and attribute selectors.
Presentational elements might result in better presentation in browsers such as Netscape 4 but using such elements will be detrimental to the efficiency, and possibly accessibility, of your web pages. Another reason might be if you are working with other, less knowledgeable people, or even completely handing over your code to someone (such as a client) who wants to add/alter/mangle it as they please. But in these cases, there’s not much point in having a doctype at all (because, remember, quirks mode is for people who don’t know what they’re doing).
24 | chapter 1: Getting Started Extending Selectors: >, +, *, and [x=y] The CSS standard allows a great deal of versatility and specificity with selectors. On top of grouping and nesting, in theory you can also have child selectors, universal selectors, adjacent sibling selectors, and attribute selectors. In practice, though, only universal selectors are widely supported (as in, supported by Internet Explorer 6). Universal selectors (using the “*” symbol) match any and everything. So form * will target every box within a form element.