Sample chapter: “Getting Started,” from Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Professional, August 2006, by Simon Collison. Discusses applying CSS to (X)HTML, preparing a base (X)HTML template, inline styles, pros and cons of inline styles, embedded styles, pros and cons of embedded styles, external styles, pros and cons of external styles, importing and combining styles, print style sheets, and other style sheets.
Sample chapter: “Rethinking HTML for CSS,” from CSS: The Missing Manual, August 2006, by David MacFarland. Discusses HTML: past and present, scaffolding for CSS, writing HTML for CSS, HTML tags, and the importance of the Doctype.
Sample chapter: “HTML Building blocks,” from HTML, XHTML, and CSS 6th ed, August 2006, by Elizabeth Castro. Discusses writing HTML, HTML tags, attributes, values, quotation marks, upper- and lower-case letters, nesting tags, spacing, tags with automatic line breaks, special symbols, file names, and using the proper extensions.
Sample chapter: “Web Typography,” from CSS Cookbook 2nd ed, October 2006, by Christopher Schmitt. Discusses specifying fonts and inheritance, and specifying font measurements and sizes. Also goes into detail on more advanced typographic techniques such as decorated initial capitalization with images, pull quotes, and styling the first line of a paragraph.
Sample chapter: “Introducing the Web and HTML,” from HTML, XHTML and CSS Bible, 3rd ed., July 2004, by Bryan Pfaffenberger, Steven Schafer and Chuck White. Discusses what the World Wide Web is, how the web works, what hypertext is, the invention of HTML, a history of HTML; HTML 1.0, 2.0, 3.2, 4.0 and 4.01; XML 1.0, CSS 1.0 and 2.0, XHTML 1.0, and who makes the rules.
Sample chapter: “Introducing the Site,” from Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites Problem Design Solution, April 2005, by Jon Duckett. Discusses problems with HTML, design, terminology, and the background on HTML.
Sample chapter: “Introducing Cascading Style Sheets,” from Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, June 2007, by Richard York. Discusses who creates and maintains CSS, how the Internet works, how CSS came to be, browsers, and Internet Explorer 7.
Sample chapter: “CSS Fulfills a Promise,” from CSS Web Design for Dummies, March 2005, by Richard Mansfield. Discusses improving HTML, getting efficient with CSS, and changing web design for the better.