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The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

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CSS3 is the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals on the Web. But the docs can be dry, murky, and full of dastardly caveats for inconsistent browser implementations.

This completely updated second edition of the best-selling Book of CSS3 distills the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3

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CSS3 is the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals on the Web. But the docs can be dry, murky, and full of dastardly caveats for inconsistent browser implementations.

This completely updated second edition of the best-selling Book of CSS3 distills the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3 can do now, in all major browsers. You'll find fully revised coverage of the updated syntax of gradients, grids, and flexible box layout, as well as all-new chapters on values and sizing, and graphical effects like filter effects and blend modes.

With an abundance of real-world examples and a focus on the principles of good design, The Book of CSS3 will help you expand your CSS skills, as you learn how to:

  • Style text with custom font choices, drop shadows, and other effects
  • Create, position, and resize background images on the fly
  • Spice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animations
  • Apply 2D and 3D transformations to text and images
  • Use linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitions
  • Take control of layout with grids, columns, and flexible alignment
  • Tailor a website's appearance to every type of web-capable device
The companion website includes up-to-date browser compatibility charts, links to tutorials and resources, and live CSS3 examples.

The Web can be an ugly place. Make it pretty with The Book of CSS3.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593275808
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
11/11/2014
Edition description:
2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
459,056
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gasston has been a web developer for over 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. One of the original contributors to CSS3.info, the leading online destination for CSS3, Gasston is the author of The Modern Web (No Starch Press), and has been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He also runs the web development blog Broken Links. He lives in London, England.

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The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dillie-O More than 1 year ago
I've been slowly working on my "front end" web development for a while and the critical piece to this is being able to leverage CSS better. With the ability to write mobile compatible applications as well, making CSS work for you is even more important. Fortunately, The Book of CSS3 by Peter Gasston gives you a deep and complete view of the CSS3 specification and how to make it work on your sites. The author is quick to point out that a lot of the new hype that HTML5 demonstrations show isn't really attributed to the HTML5 specification at all, it's due to the features that CSS3 provides and that browsers are finally starting to implement. This is a key point and springboards the book into a lot of examples covering all the concepts you need when working with CSS: fonts, selectors, box effects, animations, and a lot more. This definitely an advanced book. I consider myself an intermediate front end developer, and some of the examples involved were a little beyond my scope of knowledge. There are some assumptions the author makes (you know the difference between a div and a span, but also between bold and strong), so I had to do a little bit of digging at times to get to a fuller understanding of what is going on. However, this isn't that large of an obstacle to tackle and the additional work was worth it. The Book of CSS3 gives you a great book in which to familiarize yourself with CSS3. It's examples are great starters to implement in your own sites, and all the topics you need are covered. I highly recommend it to add to your bookshelf of web development books.