—Cascading Style Sheets Lecture Downloads—

Self-extracting Windows files

CSS in Vivo! (400k). Wide-ranging demo of principles and advanced tips on Cascading Style Sheet techniques with emphasis on Internet Explorer. Lecture material in HTML.

Advanced Practical CSS (190k). IE 6 forward-compatibility warnings and tips; form alignment with CSS; construction of an HTML/CSS table in IE which prints with repeating headers and footers plus non-scrolling header on screen — the “Swiss Army” Web table. Lecture material in HTML.

Advanced Practical Print CSS (240k). Maximize effectiveness of printing from the browser with emphasis on data tables and cross-browser (IE 5+ & Mozilla/Firefox) simplification of Swiss Army table with enhanced usability features. Lecture material in HTML.

“This is golden. Thank you very much. You just saved us having to call a customer to let them know they had to buy Crystal Reports.”

Haphazardous Links to Risky Experiments
Special: non-scroll table headers and repeated print headers
©2000-2006 Brett Merkey

Public feedback from lecture at Help '99 in Dallas, Texas

“Mr. Merkey didn't blow his own horn, but he had the perhaps unenviable task of presenting his spiel on Cascading Style Sheets in the last session slot before the wrap-up, when everyone was tired and on information overload—and he blew our socks off.”

“I thought Brett Merkey's CSS presentation was especially outstanding. He played to a packed house, and we were treated to an amusingly informative look at CSS.”

“If you ever have a chance to hear him, go:  you'll come away an evangelist for CSS and all it can do for HTML, Help and otherwise.”

“I want to thank you for such a thought-provoking presentation at the end of the Help conference.

I currently use .css files for my help, but now see that I've hardly scratched the surface...Once again, thank you for presenting such solid information in an interesting format.”

“There were some really terrific presentations - I especially enjoyed the CSS presentation by Brett Merkey. I'm looking forward to downloading his cheat sheet.”

“It was clear that he had a lot more material that he was psyched about presenting. Hey - I could've/would've stayed another hour to hear it all.”

“He played to a packed house. When (we) walked in late it was tough to find seats, and when I looked around later I noticed folks standing in the back.

To his credit, I also noticed no 'nodding heads' in the group. That's a victory in and of itself purely on the basis of presenting late in the conference in a darkened room!”

“Until I attended his session, I didn't know which session to mark as the best session on my evaluation form.

The information was interesting, relevant, and potentially very helpful in my position.”

“Brett's was the only presentation I saw that was done NOT in PowerPoint but in HTML.

I think Brett may have done some especially tricky things that he wouldn't tell (how *did* he move chunks of that last page around to reveal hidden messages???), but even the straightforward stuff was eye-opening.”

“I heard someone near me say, 'I hadn't known what to put for my favorite session of the conference before; now I have no question!'   I felt the same way.”

Class Evaluation Note from Help University:

“Your session was listed as the most useful in the conference evals more than anyone else's.

I thought you'd just love that.”