#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Novice (500 - 999 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    506
    Rep Power
    11

    beginners css question


    I am new to css, and am wondering if it is css that is used on sites such as the devshed.com main page, and others like msn.com, etc... anywhere where the main page is packed with content. The reason that I am wondering is that I, like I am sure many before me, have come to hate tables due to the complexity to do small tasks. Anyway is css something that I should invest some time in.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. #2
  3. No Profile Picture
    Moderator =(8^(|)
    Devshed Intermediate (1500 - 1999 posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,710
    Rep Power
    14
    Well, take a look at http://www.csszengarden.com/ and be dazzled by the possibilities. It's also a good starting place to find other resources about CSS.
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Novice (500 - 999 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    506
    Rep Power
    11
    that is some pretty cool stuff! Now from looking at the websites the first thing that I would think is that it more geared for the artistic type, but I am wrong about that right?

    Is there any books that anyone would recomend on this topic? Thanks for the help
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    181
    Rep Power
    11
    Originally posted by iso
    Now from looking at the websites the first thing that I would think is that it more geared for the artistic type, but I am wrong about that right?

    not at all - it's more just for saving all the font types and sizes of various types of styles you might want to use. Then you can use the one file for every page in a site rather than put the code in each and ever page
  8. #5
  9. No Profile Picture
    Moderator =(8^(|)
    Devshed Intermediate (1500 - 1999 posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,710
    Rep Power
    14
    The possibilites are limited only by your imagination. There are a few things that css can't do yet, but for the most part small changes in your design can overcome that. For more info check out the resources link on the zen garden. There is a lot of good stuff published online that will give you a taste of what css can do and how it does it. Save you the cost of a book until you know enough to choose the right book.
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Swishedbymagic
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    39
    Rep Power
    11
    bricker42 , many thanks, that link is fantastic.

    Led me to even more learning stuff for css, many thanks.

    kristi......

    Love will find a way.
  12. #7
  13. Moderator Emeritus
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    7,186
    Rep Power
    2265
    Another useful CSS info link:
    http://htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
    DrGroove, Devshed Moderator | New to Devshed? Read the User Guide | Connect with me on LinkedIn
  14. #8
  15. No Profile Picture
    Swishedbymagic
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    39
    Rep Power
    11
    drgroove thanks, added to css fav lol

    Now a q for you, can you use css in frontpage or not, obviously i am looking to learn as frames are now gonna become a thing of the past.

    Thanks for that imfo, hopefully i can ask that q in this forum.
    kristi.
    Love will find a way.

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo