CSS Mastery by Andy Budd, Emil Björklund (auth.)

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By Andy Budd, Emil Björklund (auth.)

Fully up to date to the most recent CSS modules, make the adventure to CSS mastery as basic and painless as attainable. This e-book dives into complex facets of CSS-based layout, corresponding to responsive layout, modular CSS, and CSS typography. via a chain of easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll study sensible CSS thoughts you could instantly begin utilizing on your day-by-day paintings.

CSS Mastery: complicated net criteria Solutions is your crucial consultant to state-of-the-art CSS development—this ebook demystifies the secrets and techniques of CSS. whereas CSS is a comparatively easy expertise to benefit, it's a tricky one to grasp. in case you first commence constructing websites utilizing CSS, you'll encounter all types of infuriating browser insects and inconsistencies. It occasionally sounds like there are one million and one various recommendations to grasp, unfold throughout a bewildering array of sites. the variety of percentages turns out never-ending and makes for a steep and daunting studying curve.

While so much books pay attention to easy abilities, this one is diverse, assuming that you simply already comprehend the fundamentals and why you need to be utilizing CSS on your paintings, and concentrating frequently on complex innovations. This new version covers all the CSS basics reminiscent of the significance of significant markup, easy methods to constitution and keep your code, and the way the CSS structure version relatively works.

This re-creation contains:

  • New examples and up to date browser aid details
  • Full insurance of modular CSS and responsive layout
  • Essential details on CSS typography and format keep watch over

What you will Learn

  • The top perform ideas in CSS layout
  • The most vital (and difficult) components of CSS
  • Identify and attach the commonest CSS difficulties
  • How to house the commonest insects
  • Completely modern browser aid info
  • The most recent info on CSS good points and aid

Who This ebook Is For
CSS Mastery is aimed toward intermediate and complicated net designers and builders. It deals a short recap of the details of CSS, whereas dispelling a few universal myths, yet then strikes ahead to delve into the higher-level features of CSS. It includes totally up to date details all through, and acts as a one-stop-shop for present CSS top practices.

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The style guide page by Paul Lloyd shown in Figure 1-2 contains every plausible element he is likely to need on his personal blog. It describes how and when to use them, and his style sheet ensures that whatever element he adds to his pages over time will be appropriately styled without having to do further work. Figure 1-2. com/about/styleguide/ Paul’s style guide contains all the obvious meaningful elements such as: • h1, h2, and so on • p, ul, ol, and dl • strong and em • blockquote and cite • pre and code • time, figcaption, and caption It also includes base styles for forms and tables with their associated elements, including: • fieldset, legend, and label • caption, thead, tbody, and tfoot The value of having this base set of styles cannot be overstated.

MyThing { -webkit-transform: translate(0, 10px); -moz-transform: translate(0, 10px); -ms-transform: translate(0, 10px); transform: translate(0, 10px); } This applies a transformation to the element (something we will look at in Chapter 10) with a couple of different prefixes. Those starting with -webkit- apply to the WebKit-based browsers such as Safari. Google Chrome and Opera are based on the Blink engine, which in turn was initially based on WebKit, so the -webkit-prefix often works for them as well.

Date-posted { font-weight: bold; }

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These are all very simple and obvious examples. However, you will be surprised by how many elements you can successfully target using just the four selectors discussed so far. Often, these are the real workhorses of a maintainable CSS system. Other advanced selectors can be extremely useful, but they’re not as flexible and powerful as these more simple and common selectors.

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