Books by Eric
If you're looking for periodical work Eric has done, you're probably looking for his Writing page.
The product of months of writing and years of experience, this book does its best to fully and clearly explain the workings of CSS1, from obscure properties to the theooretical underpinnings of visual layout. In addition, the book features some "real-world" case studies, an overview of changes in CSS2, a property reference, useful sites on-line, and moer.
"While O'Reilly books are almost always good (though sometimes dry and lacking in examples), this book is off the scale in its usefulness and excellence.... Any serious web developer should have this book on their shelf."
In this introductory work, you'll start with a review of CSS essentials, learn to build effective navigation and page layouts, and then move on to work with typography, colors, backgrounds, and white space. The included CD-ROM is loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime training videos, and real-world projects take you through the Web page creation process, one step at a time.
"If you are starting out with CSS or know bits and pieces, then this a great book for you. Like working in the real world, the most valuable experience comes from actually doing the work, which is why I suggest using 'Hands On Training.' Having all the files at your fingertips and being able to apply the knowledge in the book is the best way to learn."
—Faye E. Cragin
In a followup to the popular Eric Meyer on CSS, Eric again walks through the details of 10 full-color projects that help you learn through example rather than theory. Each of the projects is cross-browser compatible in modern browsers and provides you with numerous opportunities to experiment with the concepts presented.
"In addition to walking you through the concepts behind the "how" of what he's doing, Eric effortlessly explains the "why." I advocate that understanding the why's of CSS are just as important as the how's. With the project-based approach of this book and its predecessor, Eric strikes just the right balance between the two."
— Douglas Bowman
If you've ever wondered how to use CSS in today's browsers to achieve working, interesting, and even artistic effects, this book is for you! This title a carefully developed hands-on-learning method to provide you with 13 full-color projects that help you learn through example rather than theory. Each of the projects is cross-browser compatible in modern browsers and provides you with numerous opportunities to experiment with the concepts presented.
"This book is filled with code, but it's really filled with ideas. Practical ideas that solve problems we all face as working Web designers. Unique ideas that inspire one's own creativity. You can prop this book open and use it as a crib sheet when you're facing tough deadlines, or you can read it on a sunny, secluded hillside and extrapolate its concepts into artistic ideas of your own. I plan to do both."
— Jeffrey Zeldman
The most authoritative quick reference available for CSS programmers. This handy resource gives you programming essentials at your fingertips, including all the new tags and features in CSS 2.0. You'll get concise information on designing and deploying complex style sheets as well as details on browser support.
"If either HTML or XML is a serious part of your livelihood, you need this book. With every property of CSS level 2 explained in a compact manner— including examples— the book can be a real time saver."
— Brett Merkey
A companion to Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, this slim volume contains quick summaries of the properties in CSS1, as well as diagrams and rules which illustrate the basics of CSS layout. This reference also includes the December 2000 version of the CSS1 Browser Support Chart in an easy-to-read format.
"I would definitely recommend that you pick up this book if you are going to be working with CSS in a multi-browser environment (such as external internet sites)... its small footprint makes it much more portable than some of its larger counterparts."