The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best-practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been completely revised and updated to cover newer techniques enabled by CSS3 and HTML5, and more recent trends in web design, such as responsive design. It is the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS available, with over 100 tutorials that show readers how to gain more control over the appearance of their web pages, create sophisticated web page navigation controls, and design for alternative browsing devices, including phones and screen readers. The CSS code used to create each of the components is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.
The Web Designer's Roadmap is a full-color book about the creative process and the underlying principles that govern that process. While other books cover the nuts 'n' bolts of how to design the elements that make up websites, this book outlines how effective designers go about their work, illustrating the complete creative process from start to finish. As well as how-to content, the book draws on interviews with a host of well-known design gurus, including Shaun Inman, Daniel Burka, Meagan Fisher, Donald Norman and Dan Rubin. A non-academic book, this is a fun and easy read packed with practical information.
PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition is a hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional application using PHP & MySQL. Comprehensively updated to cover PHP 7 and modern best practice, this practical and fun book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL through to creating a complete online content management system. You'll learn how to: Install PHP & MySQL on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux Gain a thorough understanding of PHP syntax Use object oriented programming techniques Master database design principles and SQL Develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic Build a working content management system (CMS) And much more!
Photoshop CS6 Unlocked is a full-color question-and-answer book for web designers who want to use Photoshop to create better looking websites. Completely updated for Photoshop CS6, this comprehensive book covers: Photoshop interface tricks & shortcuts Basic Skills: Transparencies, rounded corners, blending images, matching colors and more Buttons: Creating buttons and tabs in various shapes and form factors Backgrounds: Making various gradient and textured backgrounds Creating text effects, texturing and shadowing text, wrapping text around a curve, and more Adjusting Images: Removing blue tints, darkening and lightening images, fixing red-eye, removing dark shadows, sharpening images, and more Manipulating Images: Creating fish-eye effects, removing imperfections, making product shots for ecommerce, and more Creating Web Interfaces: Best practice & time saving ideas including how-tos on slicing images, creating rollovers, and more Advanced techniques: Generating thumbnails, animated GIFs, bulk watermarking, sharing Photoshop Actions, and more
With over 60,000 copies sold since its first edition, this SitePoint best-seller has just had a fresh update to include recent advances in the web industry. With the first two editions coming highly recommended by established, leading web designers and developers, the third edition with all its extra goodies will continue that trend. Also fully updated to include the latest operating systems, web browsers and providing fixes to issues that have cropped up since the last edition. Readers will learn to: Style text and control your page layout with CSS Create and Optimize graphics for the Web Add interactivity to your sites with forms Include a custom search, contact us page, and a News/Events section on your site Track visitors with Google Analytics Extend your reach and connect your site with Social Media Use HTML5&CSS3 to add some cool, polished features to your site Use diagnosis/debug tools to find any problems And lots more.
Get ready to experience an eye-opening expos on CSS as you know it today. You'll discover a fresh approach to coding Cascading Style Sheets, making old hacks and workarounds a distant memory. In this book, you'll learn how to start taking full advantage of Internet Explorer 8 using the very latest CSS techniques -- whilst still catering for those nasty old browsers. You'll unearth what's put the final nail in the HTML table-based layout coffin, and gain an understanding from two experts why CSS has a very bright future. Some of the valuable insights in this book include: how you can take full advantage of IE8 how to take CSS tables to the limit and beyond letting you say goodbye to old hacks and workarounds FOREVER! help you rediscover what you first loved about CSS ensure make the most of what CSS has to offer understand the road ahead for CSS CSS was conceived in an age when web site design was simple; its creators never anticipated the level of intricacy required in the designs that it would be asked to deliver today. Clever designers figured out ways to make CSS do what they needed, but using techniques so convoluted that it became unpredictable and difficult to master. CSS just became too hard ... The good news is, that's all about to change, and this book will show you how!
Author: Frank Ramirez
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Release Date: 2005-01
Looking for something fresh and creative for the Advent season? Here's a charming set of five lighthearted plays that's sure to engage audiences and set the holiday spirit while remaining focused on the scriptural message. Written in whimsical rhyming verse, the scenes detail the prophecies of the Messiah and the story of the Incarnation through the interaction of three angels (Gabriel, Wonderful, and, Marvelous) with several biblical characters. Congregations of any size will find these sketches easy to use -- only a small cast is needed, and the readers' theater format means no extensive costuming or staging is required. Scenes include: * Gabriel's Horn (Last Sunday of Pentecost) * The Honeymooners (Advent 1) * The Cleanup Crew (Advent 2) * The Reading Club (Advent 3) * Step Up To The Plate (Advent 4) Two of the angel characters reappear after a 33-year vacation in M.I.H. -- Missing In Heaven, an Easter verse drama (also written by Frank Ramirez) included in the CSS anthology Roll Back The Stone. Frank Ramirez is the pastor of Everett Church of the Brethren in Everett, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of LaVerne and Bethany Theological Seminary, Ramirez is the author of numerous books, articles, and short stories. His CSS titles include Partners In Healing, Coming Home, The Christmas Star, He Took A Towel, A Call To Worship, and Lectionary Worship Aids.
Create standards-compliant and accessible Web sites with Dreamweaver that will work across a broad range of browsers and platforms, are easier to develop, maintain, download, and index, and are accessible to disabled users. Original. (Intermediate)
Author: Alex A. Gondola
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Release Date: 2001
Alex Gondola says that in our modern culture we sometimes "experience Christmas at its worst: overcommercialized, expensive, exhausting, nearly devoid of spiritual significance." In this collection of twenty cogent and inspiring sermons for Advent and Christmas, he reminds us of the key to putting the season in its proper perspective -- "Don't forget the child!" For it is only when we are drawn nearer to the child of Bethlehem, celebrating the simple beauties of the stable, that we can escape from the rush of the season into the divine light of saving grace heralded by the birth of God's Son. This volume is an exceptional source of inspiration for sermon preparation, but it's also excellent for personal devotions exploring the meaning of Advent and Christmas. It's a great Christmas gift! "Alex Gondola has given us a lovely round of Advent and Christmas meditations. They are reflective and delightful. They shine with little gems of human interest stories that can light our path throughout the whole year." Catherine Clark Kroeger Editor, "Study Bible for Women" (The New Testament) "This outstanding collection of Advent/Christmas sermons brings rich insights and new appreciation for the wondrous story of Christ's coming. Whether you are in a pew or in a pulpit on Sundays, you will be grateful for this book." Dr. William P. Baker Senior Pastor Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church Allentown, Pennsylvania Author of "Everyone in the Bible," "Who's Who in Church History," "A Savior for All Seasons" "Alex Gondola, a master preacher, in this collection of sermons, with wonderful illustrations, can assist the working preacher expand her or his creative imagination for Advent and Christmas preaching." Dr. Benjamin Griffin President and Professor of Liturgics Andover Newton Theological School Alex A. Gondola Jr. is senior pastor of Dennis Union Church (United Church of Christ) in Dennis, Massachusetts (located on Cape Cod). He has also served congregations in Springfield, Massachusetts; Rome, New York; and Utica, New York. Gondola is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania (B.A.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.), and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York (D.Min.), and has also studied at the New College of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He is the author of "Come As You Are" (CSS), and contributed several stewardship sermons to the CSS anthology" From Every Angle."
The popular series of handy regional guides provides in-depth surveys and recommendations for a wide range of eateries throughout a city or region, with tips on selecting a restaurant by culinary category, popularity, neighborhood, price range, or other useful criteria, as well suggestions for nightlife, shopping, accommodations, and other entertainment options.