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Editing

I'm editing a book for O'Reilly right now on CSS. As a technical editor on CSS Cookbook, I'm sure you can imagine what I'm doing now…

It's amazing how many useful things I've simply forgotten to do. The re-discovery of the <fieldset> tag, wow! And simple things like access keys that I should be including but which simply get bumped from my brain in the race to complete other portions of pages.

As I edit, I'm keeping a list of things I've forgotten or simply been too lazy to use. These two are on there, that's for sure.

3 Responses to "Editing"

  1. Please, publish this list here once you're done, for those of us too lazy to make one ourselves ;-).

  2. Don't forget to give <legend> some love, too.

  3. Here's another, the fact that you can have spaces in classes to assign, basically, multiple classes or a hierarchy of classes to the same object.

    <a href="mailto:blah@blah.com" class="icon email">email</a>
    <a href="http://nslog.com/" class="icon web">site</a>

    a
    {
    text-decoration: none;
    font-weight: bold;
    }

    #content a.icon:after
    {
    display: block;
    width: 17px;
    height: 15px;
    margin: 2px;
    }

    #content a.email:after
    { content: url(email.gif); }
    #content a.search:after
    { content: url(search.gif); }


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