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Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, Second Edition by Mark Trammell, Dunstan Orchard, Ethan Marcotte, Cindy Li, Todd Dominey, Christopher Schmitt

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Chapter 6. Adventures of CindyLi.com: Blog Modifications

 

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

 
 --Leo Tolstoy

CSS is a powerful tool, and in this chapter you will see how the CindyLi.com Web site was conceptualized and implemented as well as how it was created (and manipulated) with CSS. In this chapter you learn how to use CSS markup to design/redesign your site and/or blog. To view the site, open your browser to www.cindyli.com, as shown in Figure 6-1.

Blogs

A blog (short for Web log) is a kind of online journal in which entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. A blog can be an entire Web site, or it can be a component or element that you add to your Web site.

The term blog is also used as a verb. "After the news last night, I blogged about how I felt about it," for example. A blog is considered personal, and some are even online diaries. Most blogs contain many media elements such as text, graphics or images, and hyperlinks, as well as audio and video clips. Podcasts are also found in many blogs.

The only rule to blogging (if there were rules) is that all content should be related to the blog's topic. Many blog hosts provide their readers with the capability to leave comments on their pages so that the blog's topic can be discussed by others.

In this chapter's example (CindyLi.com), you learn how a simple blog can be designed and then enhanced by CSS. To set up your own blog (or learn more about them), please visit ...

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