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Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

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CHAPTER 8CREATING CSS DESIGNS

While back-end development such as db-driven programming and ecommerce functionality has made large strides over the years, so has the front-end design of sites. In the past, to create a website that had the look and feel of traditional graphic design, the designer had to resort to using nested HTML (now XHTML) tables for the majority of content placement. The tables not only allowed the designer to mortise images together, but they also allowed for the layout of XHTML text that was styled using CSS. With the evolution of browsers, nearly all layouts can now be accomplished using CSS. While Chapter 6, “What Is Needed to Build Mortised Sites,” outlines essential basic information about CSS, this chapter explains the ...

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