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April 14 , 2009

CSS Essentials


When developers push aside CSS to concentrate on JavaScript performance, they might be overlooking some great applications of CSS. This eBook, "CSS Essentials" (eBook #18), explores some practical implementations of CSS, including usage of pseudo-elements in CSS, decoupling HTML from CSS, modern CSS layouts with equal height columns, taming advanced CSS selectors, and many others. These techniques and articles will help improve both the performance and maintainability of your websites across browsers.

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