CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition

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CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft’s vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more. Author Eric Meyer tackles the subject with passion, exploring in detail each individual CSS property and how it interacts with other properties. You’ll not only learn how to avoid common mistakes in interpretation, you also will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his clear and honest style. This is the complete sourcebook on CSS.

Our one-paragraph review

To be an effective web developer, one needs firm command of the cascading style sheets (CSS) specification. Although this book is now ten years old, it remains (as does its author, Eric Meyer) the definite reference on the topic. No matter whether you are new to CSS or have been using it for years and think you understand it, this book is worth a read.

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jQuery: Write less, do more

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jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.

Our one-paragraph review

jQuery is an absolute requirement for any browser-based application or site. Why write 100 lines of DOM manipulation code using the W3C API when you can do the same work in 3 lines of jQuery? Plus, there are hundreds if not thousands of jQuery-based plugins available, many either free or modestly priced. These plugins solve common problems so that you don't have to.

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Programming Google App Engine

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Google App Engine makes it easy to create a web application that can serve millions of people as easily as serving hundreds, with minimal up-front investment. With Programming Google App Engine, Google engineer Dan Sanderson provides practical guidance for designing and developing your application on Google’s vast infrastructure, using App Engine’s scalable services and simple development model.

Our one-paragraph review

This book serves as a solid and thorough introduction to the powerful but increasingly complex App Engine platform from Google. If you want to come up to speed on App Engine, this is the one book for you. There's another book from O'Reilly called Using App Engine - skip that one. It is App Engine for Poets.

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