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.
You will find The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design invaluable at any stage of your career, with its mixture of practical tutorials and reference material. Beginners will quickly pick up the basics, while more experienced web designers and developers will keep returning to the book again and again to read up on techniques they may not have used for a while, or to look up properties, attributes and other details. This book is destined to become a close friend, adopting a permanent place on your desk.
The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design starts off with a brief introduction to the web and web design, before diving straight in to HTML5 and CSS3 basics, reusing code, and other best practices you can adopt. The book then focuses on the most important areas of a successful web site: typography, images, navigation, tables, layouts, forms and feedback (including ready-made PHP scripts) and browser quirks, hacks and bugs.
The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design is completely up-to-date, covering support of the newest standards in all the latest browsers, including IE 9 and Firefox 4. The last chapter of the book provides several case studies to dissect and learn from, including all the most popular web site archetypes—a blog, a store front, a corporate home page, and an online gallery. You'll also appreciate several detailed reference appendices covering CSS, HTML, color references, entities, and more—any details you need to look up will be close at hand.
Whether you’re a Web designer, project manager, or a graphic designer wanting to learn more about the fluidity that’s required when designing for the Web, you’ll discover the tools to create the most flexible, reliable, and bulletproof Web designs. And you’ll finally be able to persuade your clients to adopt innovative and effective techniques that make everyone’s life easier while improving the end user’s experience. This book’s seven chapters deconstruct various aspects of a case-study Web site for the Tugboat Coffee Company, focusing on aspects that make it bulletproof and demonstrate progressive enrichment techniques over more traditional labor-intensive methods.
Subjects covered in this book include:
building for unanticipated future use progressively enriching designs using CSS3 properties using RGBA color for transparency with an alpha channel modular float management crafting flexible frameworks fluid layouts using grid-based design principles craftsmanship details on typography, jQuery, and shifting backgrounds
There are many books out there on CSS, but Beginning CSS Web Development is different—it doesn’t waste time discussing theory, and it delves straight into the practical matter. It provides you with what you need to know, faster. It is also completely up to date, covering the most modern CSS standards and design techniques.
In addition to the essential CSS basics, this book covers advanced techniques like accessibility, hacks, and filters. The book concludes with a case study, and features a CSS reference section that allows you to look up required syntax as quickly as possible.
With the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers released, CSS is more essential than ever. This beginner guide demonstrates how cascading style sheets can be used to define styles to items in Web pages, rather than format each item individually. Each lesson in this full-color book has been methodically revised to be more concise and efficient, making your learning experience as productive as possible.Covers the latest in CSS, including the new features of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome Reviews the vast improvements to mobile browsers and how CSS can work with them Provides helpful examples and walks you through real-world solutions to common hurdles Discusses embedded fonts, compatibility tables, and cross-browser bug scenarios
Beginning CSS, Third Edition gets you completely up to date so that you can start using CSS in the newest Web and mobile browsers today!
This book started from a very strong desire of mine after seeing everywhere a lot of 'bad' use of HTML and CSS. I say 'bad' because I do not claim what I will expose in this book is the shiniest and coolest thing around. The approach I take is somehow opinionated, but it served me very well during the last two years so I'm really into sharing this knowledge with you. And after all, the rules that you are imposing on everything you do take you to an opinionated state of mind anyway, just like discipline is something that you attain after a lot of dedicated time, perseverance and hard work.
The book is for those of you who are sick and tired of working on a project that is taking a lot of time because you either start with no code base at all, you change very often new libraries and frameworks on the promise they will solve all your problems, or you simply find it difficult to wire up and organise your code in a smart and lucrative way, so you can focus on the project itself instead of worrying about your tools.
You will learn the following things:
- write clean code - you will learn how to write clear, semantic and concise code that will make sense to you and your co-workers
- better organisation of your projects - having things sorted out in a visible manner will bring you big benefits when you're searching for something and know where to find it or when you want to move things around without breaking anything else
- creating modularized and reusable components - learn to create reusable components, modify and extend them easily
- code faster and smarter (improve your workflow) - the time you spend on projects is very important, so if you will develop on a good code base, your coding speed will fasten up, but not only this, you will write code in a very semantic and understandable way, not only to you, but to others too
- get a grasp of web components - every day the web technologies are immersing and it seems the future of web developing will be centered around web components, so basically a web component will serve you everything you need from it, it will act as a sole unit that communicates with other components
- tailor your own web framework - creating your own framework that suits your needs and can be used in the best possible way to get things done
- take it to a minimum - you will also learn how to grab out only the things you need on a particular project, and not overwhelming your code base with unnecessary stuff; this way you will make your clients Internet bandwidth happy and speed up response times
You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a CSS reference that is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any CSS programmer or Web developer.
In the CSS Quick Syntax Reference, you will find:A concise reference to CSS Short, simple, and focused code examples for presentation semantics A well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review