Category Archives: CSS

Book review: Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

My own thoughts…

As a person diving back into the web world, I found this book an incredibly helpful and invigorating read. The examples in the book are intuitive, easily conveyed, and reinforced; but they do require some prior knowledge of HTML/CSS.  From a technical perspective, Ethan focuses on 2 main ideas: relative/flexible sizing of a page’s physical layout and media queries to define different behaviors within different (width specific) contexts.  When I finished the book, I was excited not only at the prospect of rereading it, but also about reading many of the articles he references and to hack on my own learning projects for some hands on experience.  I cannot remember the last time I read a programming book with that much interest. Continue reading

Book review: Sams Teach Yourself CSS in 10 Minutes

Recently, I picked up this book because I’ve wanted to learn CSS but haven’t found any online tutorials to my liking. It bills itself as being for a beginner to intermediate level and is geared for people who want a simple guide for quickly learning CSS. Going into this experience, I would say I knew enough HTML to consider myself an intermediate user.  I decided to work my way through the book in sequential order and build my own pages from scratch rather than use the examples provided on the web.  After finishing, these are my impressions of the book: Continue reading