Why should I care about CSS? If your a developer and have ever struggled with web-page development tools, for example Netscape composer, or frontpage, cascading style sheets are a very simple solution. Build simple web-pages first and then style them like a professional would through code re-use. You won’t need to purchase Dreamweaver or other expensive tools to get that professional touch. The references below will definitely help.
This blogs theme benefits greatly from CSS, which allows the seperation of style, structure and content.
Have a look at the resources below and before long you will begin customizing your web-design to suit your own style.
What are the caveats? CSS won’t work predictably on all browsers always when it comes to certain features. But if you understand the language and its mechanics you will be able to figure out why certain browsers break and when. It is also possible that you may find yourself getting bored with designing CSS layouts, in which case I recommend web-design as a break between your kernel hacking.
Without further ado, the resources:
- CSS Zen Garden. – a demonstration of what can be accomplished with CSS-based web-design.
- CSS reference on w3schools – handy reference of everything that can be accomplished in CSS, with examples.
- Eric Meyer on CSS. – fantastic book on hacking CSS for after you have picked up the basics.
- The CSS Box model will help you understand the CSS specification.
- CSS online resources on w3.org.
- OSWD.org – open source web-design.