New PDF release: Adapting to Web standards : CSS and Ajax for big sites

By Christopher Schmitt

ISBN-10: 0321501829

ISBN-13: 9780321501820

After studying the language of layout, how does one successfully use standards-based applied sciences to create visually powerful websites? The full-color Adapting to net criteria: CSS and Ajax for large websites offers builders a peek into the method of the simplest designers on this planet in the course of the paintings of excessive profile, real-world sites that made them well-known. The booklet makes a speciality of deconstructing those top-tier large-scale websites with specific realization given to deconstructing CSS.

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In order to snap a browser out of its old methods of rendering Web documents and into standardscompliant rendering mode, the placement of valid DOCTYPE within a Web document becomes exceptionally important. 0) all have this feature built into their rendering engines. dtd”> Quirks mode is intended to use the less strict parsing rules and to be more forgiving of code mistakes that were common in the 1990s. Authors have come to know and expect certain subtle quirks (hence the name) that are actually invalid behaviors.

0 in “standards” mode fixed this. ). 5, and version 6 in “quirks” mode, the width of a box is calculated to include the size of its content plus its border and padding. The CSS layout box model, on the other hand, measures the box and padding separately from the content. BOTTOM What Microsoft did was define the width as including the content, padding, and borders. To help correct this problem, Microsoft introduced the DOCTYPE switch and “standards” and “quirks” modes that measure differently. However, their box model was different previously, so the “standards” and “quirks” differences are greater than many other Web browsers’ differences in these two modes.

Chapter  Presenting Cascading Style Sheets This structure scales well and is easy for Web teams to manage. There are also fewer questions on the maintenance side as to where to put, as well as where to find, rules. Finally, there will be fewer HTTP requests than with multiple layers of linked CSS files. Merging Multiple CSS fi les Another technique worth consideration is merging multiple CSS files. This can be done during a build, deployment, or publishing process, or even in real time as the files are served to the browser.

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