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A.2. Tips, Pointers, and Other Practical Advice

Once you've gotten through all the general information and checked your documents for errors, you'll probably be looking for some real-world advice on how to use CSS, where some pitfalls may be, and why your letter-perfect CSS isn't displaying in quite the way you think it should.

A.2.2. CSS Pointers Group (CPG)

http://css.nu/

Maintained by CSS gurus Sue Sims and Jan Roland Eriksson, the CPG is a wonderful collection of articles, bug reports, workarounds, and literally hundreds of other resources. Many of the pointers listed are simply links to material generated by various people throughout the Web, but some of the best articles are the work of Sue and Roland themselves. The site can be a little difficult to navigate at first, but the enormous wealth of information available through these pages makes the effort well worth it.

A.2.3. WSP CSS Samurai Reports

http://www.webstandards.org/css/

A series of documents detailing the major failings in CSS support in available web browsers, written by the CSS Action Committee -- or, as they are sometimes called, the "CSS Samurai" -- of the Web Standards Project (WSP). As of this writing, there were reports covering Internet Explorer for both Windows and Macintosh, and Opera for Windows. These reports offer an interesting insight into what can go wrong in browser support, what designers want to see, and how to test for CSS support problems.

A.2.3.1. Agitprop

http://style.cleverchimp.com/

A small collection of articles and observations written by Todd Fahrner, this site is a gold mine of detailed information. Each and every one of the articles here contains information CSS authors can use and should know by heart, from "The Amazing em Unit" to "Why Points Suck." This site should be visited by anyone serious about understanding the design trade-offs inherent in any design project, and the special issues surrounding CSS design in particular.



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