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Beginning CSS3

Beginning CSS3 teaches you how to style web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)—the language of web design. Starting from first principles, you’ll learn through a series of practical exercises how to change the default look of HTML tags, adding color, backgrounds, and borders. The book demystifies core concepts, such as the CSS box model and selectors, giving you the confidence and knowledge to create innovative and flexible page layouts. You’ll also learn how to create rounded corners, drop shadows, and gradients without the need for images, using the latest CSS3 techniques.

What you’ll learn

  • Teaches how to style attractive and flexible web pages
  • Hands-on exercises demonstrate how to combine style rules for different effects
  • Comprehensive coverage of CSS2.1 and stable parts of CSS3

Who this book is for
Beginning CSS3 is aimed at web designers who want to master the use of Cascading Style Sheets to style and lay out modern web pages. It teaches core concepts, such as the CSS box model and choosing the most appropriate selectors to apply styles efficiently. This makes it an excellent choice for both complete beginners and web designers who want to improve their understanding of CSS.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing CSS – the Language of Web Design
  2. Using Basic Selectors
  3. Specifying Sizes, Colors, and Files
  4. Styling Text
  5. Embedding Web Fonts
  6. Understanding Layout with the CSS Box Model
  7. Floating Elements for Layout
  8. Adding Backgrounds
  9. Adding Borders and Drop Shadows
  10. Styling Lists and Navigation Menus
  11. Positioning Elements Precisely
  12. Cross-Browser Layout Techniques
  13. Using Advanced Selectors
  14. Styling Tables
  15. Generated Content
  16. Creating a Print Style Sheet
  17. Targeting Styles at Different Devices with Media Queries
  18. Using CSS3 Multi-Column Layout
  19. Creating Gradients Without images
  20. 2D Transformations and Transitions
  21. Animating Elements with CSS Keyframes
  22. What Next?

Book Details

  • Paperback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430244739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430244738
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