I'm not looking for beginner books on CSS because I wouldn't call myself a beginner. I'd say I'm pretty fluent in CSS 2.1 - I can hand code a CSS 2.1 WC3 valid stylesheet in Microsoft Notepad but sometimes I'll load up Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 to see what properties are available as I don't know all of the properties off by heart, some I use more often then others but I'd like to master CSS 2.1 too.
Below is a list of the books I currently own and below that list is a shortlist of books I've found on Amazon.co.uk that I think would be helpful to me, but I want your feedback please.
Books I Currently Own
- Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition
- HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition
- The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 3rd Edition
- The Art & Science Of CSS
- The Ultimate CSS Reference (PDF & Use the Website - Will be ordering the Printed Edition)
- CSS: The Definitive Guide
- Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design
- The ZEN of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web
- Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
- Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design
- CSS Cookbook
- CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
I'm a bit iffy with some of the books because they're a good few years old and we've had Internet Explorer 7 and 8 come out since they were published including other new Web browsers, so I'm really looking for the most up to date CSS books, preferably without CSS hacks and the like. I know they can't please everyone but I couldn't care less about IE6, I don't support it so I'm not looking for the biggest and best CSS Hacks. Is there something missing from that shortlist that I absolutely must buy if I hope to be a CSS pro? Or is there a book or two that absolutely must go?!
Help is greatly appreciated here!