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Getting StartED with CSS by David Powers

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Chapter 11. Are There Any Guidelines for Basic Page Layout?

Designing a web page that works well in all the main browsers requires a combination of inspiration and technical knowhow. It's impossible in a book of this nature to cover every type of page layout, but there are some basic principles that should help guide you. Once you have mastered the technical details of margins, borders, padding, and CSS positioning, you can begin to let your creative juices flow. But until you master that technical knowledge, page layout will remain an exercise in frustration.

The purpose of most websites is to provide information of some sort. It might be purely visual, as in a photo gallery, or it could be entertainment, as in a game or music site, but it's information ...

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