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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

F irstly, it must be pointed out that CSS is such a huge topic it warrants an entire web site. In fact, there are hundreds, and perhaps the most worthy of them all is the the 'official' CSS site from w3.org. The power of CSS is simply awesome.
The major problems I have had to come to terms with are:
*    learning about it (there's tons); and
*    looking for the subtle differences in different browser's behaviour (machines that is, not the people).
As mentioned in the following article, [slow loading but worth the wait if you are genuinely interested in the technical nitty-gritty stuff - otherwise don't bother] all browsers have some, and varied, problems with CSS.
Back to my journey... I'd vaguely heard about 'Cascading Style Sheets' (I initially thought they were called 'Custom Style Sheets'). They looked like a really neat way to do things like menus on the side (seeing as how I didn't want to use frames) and I went to the W3C website and got lost and, as a consequence, stumbled on this w3.org CSS gem as a good starting point.
This is another topic that is perhaps best learnt from a book. I'm starting to realise that despite the plethora of good information available on the web, a very good way to learn much of the technical skills is to buy a reliable book, with practice tutorials, and follow the instructions. Find out more about how to choose text books here.
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