CSS in Depth exposes you to a world of CSS techniques that range from clever to mind-blowing. This instantly useful book is packed with creative examples and powerful best practices that will sharpen your technical skills and inspire your sense of design.
Foreword by Chris Coyier, Cofounder of CodePen.
About the Technology
Some websites really pop. They look great, they're visually consistent, and they feel interactive and responsive. You can bet their developers knew CSS in depth. CSS specifies everything from the structural layout of page elements to their individual look and feel. True masters know the patterns of CSS development, the techniques to implement them, and the subtle touches that result in beautiful typography, fluid transitions, and balanced graphics. Join them!
About the Book
CSS in Depth exposes you to a world of CSS techniques that range from clever to mind-blowing. This instantly useful book is packed with creative examples and powerful best practices that will sharpen your technical skills and inspire your sense of design. You'll gain new insights into familiar features like floats and units, and experiment with emerging ideas like responsive design and pattern libraries. Bottom line: this book will make you a better web designer and your apps will look fantastic!
- Avoid common CSS pitfalls
- Master misunderstood concepts
- Use flexbox and grid layout
- Responsive designs for any device
- Code for reuse and maintainability
About the Reader
Written for web developers who know the basics of CSS and HTML.
About the Author
Keith J. Grant is a senior web developer who builds and maintains web applications and websites, including The New York Stock Exchange site.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Reviewing the fundamentals
Chapter 1 Cascade, Specificity, And Inheritance
Chapter 2 Working With Relative Units
Chapter 3 Mastering The Box Model
Part 2 Mastering layout
Chapter 4 Making Sense Of Floats
Chapter 5 Flexbox
Chapter 6 Grid Layout
Chapter 7 Positioning And Stacking Contexts
Chapter 8 Responsive Design
Part 3 CSS at scale
Chapter 9 Modular Css
Chapter 10 Pattern Libraries
Part 4 Advanced topics
Chapter 11 Backgrounds, Shadows, And Blend Modes
Chapter 12 Contrast, Color, And Spacing
Chapter 13 Typography
Chapter 14 Transitions
Chapter 15 Transforms
Chapter 16 Animations
Appendix A Selectors reference
Appendix B Preprocessors