Best CSS Books to Learn CSS Web Design

by Yang Yang on June 17, 2009

While HTML is the concrete of all web pages and websites, CSS is the spirit. It specifies the aesthetic aspect of all the web pages by design through presentation, conveying the ideas and sensations by visual languages. The first class of all web designers start with CSS.

These are some of the best CSS books out there reviewed indispensable for those who want to be a web designer or / and developer.

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CSS: The Missing Manual

CSS The Missing Manual

CSS: The Definitive Guide

CSS The Definitive Guide

CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition

CSS Mastery Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition

Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Stylin' with CSS A Designer's Guide (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

CSS Pocket Reference: Visual Presentation for the Web (Pocket Reference (O’Reilly))

CSS Pocket Reference Visual Presentation for the Web (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))

Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns

Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns

The Ultimate CSS Reference

The Ultimate CSS Reference

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Voices That Matter)

Transcending CSS The Fine Art of Web Design (Voices That Matter)

Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Professional

Beginning CSS Web Development From Novice to Professional

Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Bulletproof Web Design Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design

Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design

The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web

The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web

More Eric Meyer on CSS (Voices That Matter)

More Eric Meyer on CSS (Voices That Matter)

Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition)

Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition)

Yang Yang March 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

The last book, Dan’s Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, published at the end of 2009 is the most recent CSS mastery book in the whole collection for all serious web developers, especially front end developers and web designers.

Yang Yang March 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

After some research, added 3 more books that are both by authored by authoritative practitioners and well reviewed by readers:

1. The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321303474?ie=UTF8&tag=maawe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321303474
2. More Eric Meyer on CSS (Voices That Matter) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735714258?ie=UTF8&tag=maawe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0735714258
3. Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition) – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321385551?ie=UTF8&tag=maawe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321385551

Rajeev March 24, 2011 at 6:44 am

Thanks , I have been checking the site quite regularly !

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