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Learn the Basics of CSS

Interested in trying CSS? Then check out Getting Started with Cascading Style Sheets, a new tutorial at Wise-Women by Miraz Jordan. Follow along with these clear, easy-to-understand instructions to learn the basics of CSS, including creating an external style sheet, fonts and text, inheritance, margins, padding, borders, and how to use classes, span and div. Miraz also discusses the importance of validation, a few cross-browser tips, and links to helpful CSS resources.

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I Wrote a Book

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

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Recommended Books

Book cover: Designing for Web Standards, 2nd Ed., by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Cover - Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works, 2nd Edition. By Kelly Goto, Emily Cotler. Published 2004 New Riders. 

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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