The book is written by Blaise Greca, a veteran CSS developer. He is one of the few CSS developers who has worked at the top companies, such as Mozilla, Yahoo!, or Google, and he shares his knowledge with you.
There are two types of books that you can buy; one is the text book, and the other is an eBook that let you do all the learning by yourself. It is nice to be able to do the book yourself, but if you cannot then the text book is the better option. This book includes everything you need to know, including how to find appropriate properties, the process of CSS stylesheets, and working with tables.
There is a demonstration for each chapter on the first or the main page of the book. Each chapter includes a summary of the sections covered, along with the corresponding demo that shows you what you are supposed to be doing. The videos also show you how to apply the CSS code. However, you will only need to follow the video instruction step by step to fully understand the book.
You can also use the book for your own use. The book is not sold as a hard-copy but as an eBook, which means that you can download it and start using it right away.
My Prince 2 Examen Boeken is not a copy-and-paste text book, but as the author explains, he would like to get as much as possible done by using only the keyboard. He says that the book’s main goal is to let you take shortcuts so that you don’t have to type all the time, and you can still learn. He compares it to a good friend that doesn’t drink coffee or tea, but still reads in both Italian and English.
However, this is not a difficult book to read. Like I said before, if you are an experienced CSS developer, then you already know most of the stuff. In fact, you should already have learned the most basic rules.
The book will help you to keep all the latest CSS rules in mind, but it is up to you to learn to use them in a meaningful way. There are new browsers, new CSS rules, and other aspects of CSS that the author points out, but as far as he is concerned, the most important thing is the skill to apply these rules.
Now, let’s talk about some of the material that was repeated and that I found confusing. The author says that he created this book to cover up the knowledge he had of the world of CSS. But it seems like he didn’t include the material from the advanced parts of the book to the basics.
For example, I didn’t get any information about the various different ways to do on margins and paddings. He only mentions that you should use margins with CSS selectors, but doesn’t mention paddings.
Other than that, the author did make mention of some advanced CSS. He describes what is a background image, what go into combining color and shape, and how to create gradients in CSS. He also discusses the negative space and web fonts.
Overall, the book is very short, only 98 pages long. The author has done a good job explaining the basics, but it is very limited in the topics that he covers. If you can stand to skip the advanced stuff, this book is great for you.