Posted Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:20:23 PM by Stephanie
Though Greg Rewis and my updated book, Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4, was listed on most sites with a February 9th release date, it's available now online! Since we were so late with the last one, we thought being early with this one might make up for it. Well, that's not entirely true. I think our publisher thought we'd be just as late this time and put a later date on it. Either way, the release date snuck up on me and since I'd promised to share it I wanted to give you a quick announcement here.
Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4 has been updated for the completely overhauled interface in Dreamweaver CS4 and as such all screen shots and verbiage relating to that is updated. The new workflows in Dreamweaver CS4 are also introduced throughout the updated book. One change in Dreamweaver greatly affected the rewrite. Removing Layout mode took away the tool we showed to collapse tables and convert a table-based site. For that reason, principles taught in chapter 3 were integrated into chapter 4 (and I personally like chapter 4 better now -- the flow was completely rewritten). Throughout each project, we changed a few of the CSS techniques (as well as adding a couple new ones) as well -- isn't there always another way to do it? :)
Lastly, we integrated any errata found in the last book as well as utilizing some good suggestions made by reviewers. One of those was to have partial project builds available throughout each chapter so that users can check their work without having to go back to the beginning if they make a mistake. I think this makes the book even easier to work with than before. As always, keep your eye on the errata page (we do wish we were perfect) as we do keep it updated. More information on both books is available at the book site. If you have any questions, feel free to use the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Happy coding!