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brentnicholas
02-05-2007, 05:18 PM
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Hi, so I've been doing CSS for a about a month now. Prior to this I was mainly involved in application architecture in ColdFusion, so I know 'web' pretty well.

What I'm stuck at right now is really getting a strong grasp of deep CSS understanding. I read here and there about 'inline', 'block', 'relative' and other such terms that all effect how the objects appear on the page. But they don't mean anything to me, much less do I understand what the realtionships of all of them are.

I'm wondering... does anyone know of a good 'to the point' book, site or document that will help me understand these items. As often as I see the above concepts I'm lead to believe that really getting anywhere in CSS (mainly positioning) requires a good understanding of these concepts and what the relationships are.

Thanks for your time,

BN

NineTwoZero
02-05-2007, 05:56 PM
im gonna pass something on: THINGS LOOK BETTER IN FF THAN IN IE. IE SUCKS. FF FTW.

lol check my testsite n ull see what i mean.. http://underground.ninetwozero.com/test.htm :D using position: absolute

hazardis
02-05-2007, 10:19 PM
Hi Brent,

I found this site super useful when i was learning.

http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

also i found the best way for me to learn was pulling other people css apart. Have a look for Zen Garden or here it is http://www.csszengarden.com/ and see what you can do with it.

Another technique i found good was making different colored square divs, about 5 of them and experimenting with getting them in different orders positions etc.

psilos
02-06-2007, 08:50 AM
Hello,

one very usefull site to begin with CSS is http://www.dezwozhere.com/links.html.
Here you will find reference for everything you need. Either starting tutorials, complete CSS learning or specific problems. I agree with hazardis and add this one (http://www.westciv.com/style_master/academy/hands_on_tutorial/index.html).

Of course the best recourse for your problems is this forum. You should come back and ask! And why not help the others!
Hope it helped!

KP

brentnicholas
02-06-2007, 05:38 PM
Hi Brent,

Another technique i found good was making different colored square divs, about 5 of them and experimenting with getting them in different orders positions etc.

Hey thanks, this was a good approach, though I just used borders instead. 'Same thing though'.

As for learning I looked at everyones links and learned what I could as well at the O'Reily CSS book.

BN