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References for Chapter 4


The following three books all deal with creating Web pages using standard XHTML and CSS, so they all provide useful material for both Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.

Jeffrey Zeldman, Designing with Web Standards, 2nd ed (Peachpit Press: 2006).

Dan Cederholm, Web Standards Solutions (Friends of Ed: 2004).

Dan Cederholm, Bulletproof Web Design (New Riders: 2005).

Online Resources

Accessible, Usable, Universal, & Stunning Web Designs | Accessites.org: Home Page

A site designed to showcase and award the developers and owners of accessible, usable, universal, and beautiful, standards compliant websites.

S5: A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System

An example of a complex application using only Web standards.

Internet Explorer and CSS issues

A description of some of the worst CSS-related bugs in IE, with suggestions for coping with them.

Sliding Doors of CSS

Desription of a smart CSS technique that allows you to use zooming layouts with tabbed navbars etc.

Everything you should know about CSS3 - CSS3.info

For forward-looking designers, a site devoted to CSS3. When do you think any popular browser will implement it?

css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design

A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design. Everybody ought to look at this.


A set of tutorials and demos showing many different ways of styling XHTML lists using CSS.

Cascading Style Sheets

W3C's overview of CSS, includes pointers to the standards, of which CSS 2.1 is currently the most relevant.