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

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CHAPTER 9CASE STUDY: LOW-CONTENT CSS DESIGN

Since the introduction of CSS-based design, the majority of designs have taken a more simplistic look, similar to how they used to look before designers used more complex layouts using nested XHTML tables. As with the evolution of table-based layout, this most likely is simply just a result of the fact that most designers simply do not know how to technically create more complex designs that, many times, give a site a more professional unique look and feel that generally guarantee a longer shelf life. Instead, they simply replicate a few basic layouts that permeate the Web. This is the first chapter in this book that shows a designer how easy it is to create a more complex look by using CSS in more ...

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