Dynamic Web Development with Seaside

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8.4Summary

Styling web applications is a broad topic. This chapter has shown you the most important things to get started. For most people this will be enough to get a decent looking prototype up and running. For commercial applications you will often hire a graphic designer with experience of designing web pages. Once such designers have worked with you on the desired look and feel of your pages, they can provide you with a purpose built style-sheet. Using the techniques described in this chapter you will be able to integrate such style-sheets with the content generated by your application to make it look beautiful.

We have found the following two documents to be helpful in learning more about XHTML and CSS:

XHTML Specification http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/
CSS Level 2 Specification http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/

There are many CSS resources on the web. We’ve accumulated a long list but here are a few that stand out as sites that we repeatedly visit.

CSS Zen Garden http://www.csszengarden.com/
A List Apart http://www.alistapart.com/
Blueprint CSS http://www.blueprintcss.org/
The Layout Reservoir http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/
Subtraction http://www.subtraction.com/

Copyright © 26 September 2017 Stéphane Ducasse, Lukas Renggli, C. David Shaffer, Rick Zaccone
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