CSS Essentials

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When developers push aside CSS to concentrate on JavaScript performance, they might be overlooking some great applications of CSS. This eBook, CSS Essentials, explores some practical implementations of CSS, including usage of pseudo elements in CSS, decoupling HTML from CSS, Modern CSS layouts with equal height columns, taming CSS selectors, and many others. These techniques will help improve both the performance and maintainability of your Web pages in various browsers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Backgrounds in CSS: Everything You Need To Know
- The Mystery Of The CSS Float Property
- The Z Index CSS Property: A Comprehensive Look
- CSS Sprites: Useful Techniques, or Potential Nuisance?
- Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics
- Modern CSS Layouts, Part 2: The Essential Techniques
- Writing CSS For Others
- Decoupling HTML From CSS
- CSS Specificity And Inheritance
- Equal Height Column Layouts with Borders and Negative Margins in CSS
- !important CSS Declarations: How and When to Use Them
- CSS Sprites Revisited
- Learning To Use The :before And :after Pseudo Elements In CSS
- Taming Advanced CSS Selectors
- Six CSS Layout Features To Look Forward To
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Publisher
Smashing Magazine
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Published on
Dec 31, 2012
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Pages
281
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ISBN
9783943075373
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Language
German
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This content is DRM free.
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WordPress is without a doubt the most popular Web software among online publishers. But did you know that there are thousands of plugins and techniques available which you can use to extend WordPress well beyond its potential and transform your site into almost anything you can imagine?

If you want to find out how to extend the limitations of WordPress, this Smashing eBook 10: WordPress Essentials for advanced beginners will help you improve your capabilities, so you can take full advantage of its flexibility. This eBook is packed with copy paste coding snippets and provides practical advice, such as useful techniques for creating your own plugins, adding menus as well as sub menus, and also how to avoid problems with JavaScript and CSS. Find out how to use AJAX and extend the possibilities of WordPress by integrating custom HTML5 tags. With the help of these articles, you will be sure to achieve a good command of better image management and learn how to build media heavy sites, how to integrate Facebook and receive the best tips about the latest developments in WordPress. The advanced tips for WordPress developers provided in this eBook will certainly cater for maximizing the success of your site.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Building WordPress Themes You Can Sell
- Developing WordPress Locally With MAMP
- The Developers Guide To Conflict Free JavaScript And CSS In WordPress
- Interacting With The WordPress Database
- How To Create A WordPress Plugin
- How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress
- How To Use AJAX In WordPress
- Better Image Management With WordPress
- Using HTML5 To Transform WordPress TwentyTen Theme
With the limitations that the <img> tag brings along, images have long been a major obstacle when wanting to create truly responsible, fast, responsive websites. Luckily, the upcoming <picture> element and srcset/sizes are about to finally change this. However, even in the meantime, while browser vendors are still busy implementing the new specification, you can already start to incorporate truly responsive images into your website. There are a number of smart solutions to close up the existing gaps: polyfills, fallbacks for legacy browsers, and clever approaches that were created on the fly due to missing alternatives. To help you review and understand different methods, we’ve compiled a selection of the different techniques in this eBook. It features practical advice on every implementation, as well as tips on tackling the art direction and resolution-switching use cases that a growing device landscape has brought along. As you will notice, there is no reason to wait anymore; you can already cater for responsive images today!


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

- Picturefill 2.0: Responsive Images And The Perfect Polyfill

- Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset

- Automate Your Responsive Images With Mobify.js

- One Solution To Responsive Images

- Addressing The Responsive Images Performance Problem: A Case Study

- Clown Car Technique: Solving Adaptive Images In Responsive Web Design

- Simple Responsive Images With CSS Background Images

- Responsive Images With WordPress’ Featured Images

- Responsive Image Container: A Way Forward For Responsive Images?

- Rethinking Responsive SVG

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