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First impressions

I’m slowly working my way through both Eric Meyer on CSS and CSS: Separating Content From Presentation. Initial impressions are that they were well worth the money—the two books complement each other very well indeed. Separating Content from Presentation (SCfP from now on) seems to be the more technical of the two—it provides excellent descriptions of the intricacies of the CSS specification and has some superb information on browser differences, with some good advice for web developers who need their sites to look reasonable in Netscape 4. Eric’s book is more flamboyant, with full colour pages and a “project” formula that introduces CSS techniques through a variety of interesting case studies. Full reviews can wait until I have finished reading the two books.

This is First impressions by Simon Willison, posted on 4th August 2002.

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