Does "Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns" cover ASP, JSP, PHP, or other server-side technologies?
Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns focuses on how to create an XHTML document and style it using CSS. It doesn't cover server-side technologies like ASP, JSP, and PHP.
Nonetheless, any server-side technology generates XHTML and CSS. Knowing the best ways to do this is a critical part of designing a server-generated web site. Thus, I highly recommend my book to all server-side developers.
One unique feature of my book is that it is written for developers who love to code (because I'm just such a developer). There are not a lot of CSS and XHTML books written for developers because the CSS market focuses on non-technical designers. My book is written for developers because I was unhappy with the lack of good, solid, technical books on CSS!
By using my book, you will greatly increase your productivity. You will be able to simplify the XHTML you generate on the server. You will be able to leverage CSS to style your pages. And your web pages will display correctly in all web browsers without having to serve up different pages for different browsers. For example, using the techniques in my book, you can restyle an entire web site by changing a single style sheet. You will be able to achieve complete independence of content and style using the design patterns in my book.
Most importantly, my book frees you from the nightmare of trial-and-error CSS design! You will be surprised at how easy styling a web page can be once you learn my design patterns.