This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm the most terrible one when it comes to web design.
I'm considering using a CSS framework like BluePrint framework.
What do you in CSS frameworks in general? do you have recommendation for a framework?
I've looked at a few CSS frameworks. I really don't get their usefulness. Up to this point, I've done fine without one. Also not quite sure how a CSS framework improves your web design. You still need to know what CSS you need, even with the frameworks. That's like saying "I am not good at Java, but Struts makes me a better java developer"
I picked a wrong word, "page layouting" not "web design".
Two things nice about CSS framework is a CSS reset that eliminates the discrepancies across browsers and a grid that can support complex of layouts.
My CSS knowledge is so basic (fonts, colors, margins ..), I tried to dig more into it but it looks to me it is non ending endeavor.
Do you suggest a book that offers enough skills to be effective with CSS?
With Grid 960 you can quite easily write newspaper style pages.
YAML is good. It takes some time to understand the concept. But it's very well documented and has this cool YAML Builder to create a page structure that is correctly displayed in all browsers.