The CSS3 Anthology: Take Your Sites to New Heights

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The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best-practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been completely revised and updated to cover newer techniques enabled by CSS3 and HTML5, and more recent trends in web design, such as responsive design.

It is the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS available, with over 100 tutorials that show readers how to gain more control over ...

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Overview

The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a compilation of best-practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been completely revised and updated to cover newer techniques enabled by CSS3 and HTML5, and more recent trends in web design, such as responsive design.

It is the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS available, with over 100 tutorials that show readers how to gain more control over the appearance of their web pages, create sophisticated web page navigation controls, and design for alternative browsing devices, including phones and screen readers.

The CSS code used to create each of the components is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987153029
  • Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/22/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 961,870
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Andrew is the Director of edgeofmyseat.com, a Web solutions company based in the UK. She is a member of the Web Standards project, serving on the Dreamweaver Task Force.

Rachel's writing credits include: Dreamweaver MX Design Projects (Apress), Fundamental Web Design and Development Skills (glasshaus) and HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition (SitePoint).

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    Are you a web designer and developer who has seen the cool CSS designs out there, but is short on time to wade through masses of theory and debate in order to create a site? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Rachel Andrew, has done an outstanding job of writing a 4th edition of a book that thoroughly investigates the world of CSS3. Author Andrew, begins with a quick CSS tutorial for anyone who needs to brush up on the basics of CSS. Next, the author covers techniques for styling and formatting text in your documents; font sizing, colors, and the removal of annoying extra whitespace around page elements. Next, she looks at the ways in which you can combine CSS and images to create powerful visual effects, such a placing background images on elements, applying gradients, making elements transparent, and positioning text with images, among other topics. Then, the author shows you how to create navigation CSS style. She continues by showing you how to apply tables to create attractive and usable tabular data displays. Next, the author shows you how to create forms with CSS that are attractive and usable. Then, she shows you how to troubleshoot CSS bugs; as well as, looking at methods for integrating CSS3 selectors and HTML5 elements in older browsers. The author continues by showing you how to master the art of positioning. Finally, the author explores a range of CSS layout techniques that can be combined and extended upon to create numerous interesting page formations, including different column configurations and print-ready stylesheets. This most excellent book was designed to investigate many of the features of which are supported by the major browsers. More importantly, the author looks at how to make these new techniques work in older browsers.

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