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- Print Length: 320 pages
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- Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (9 Dec. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004JXXL0A
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- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #548,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found the chapters on CSS3 selectors and media queries particularly helpful - the best on these topics I've read in any CSS book to date. These seem to me to be absolutely crucial new CSS innovations, allowing designers to write much cleaner HTML, and address the demands of the mobile web, but there's not too much about them in other CSS books: this one discusses them in depth.
Andy Clarke's 'Hardboiled Web Design' is a great polemic explaining why designers should embrace CSS3: 'Stunning CSS' is a good choice to read straight after, expanding on the detail about how to implement the latest techniques.
I'm really glad I bought this book, it's made my life easier and is perfectly pleasant to thumb through for specific info. I'd recommend it to anyone who wanted to know more about CSS3!
Previously I'd known some of what CSS3 was capable of - rounded borders, box shadows, semi-transparency with RGBA - but I'd not seen such a complete overview of what's new in CSS3, or as many real-world examples of how its features could be used in combination, as offered by this book.
What I liked about this book was the emphasis on progressive enhancement; that we should be striving to give visitors with the latest browsers the best possible experience, while still presenting a perfectly acceptable experience to visitors with less modern browsers. The author did a good job of explaining current browser support for each feature, and how to implement features in such a way that older browsers still render the page nicely.
If I have one criticism it would be that too much time was covered on workarounds for IE6. Sure, cross-browser compatibility is important, but IE6 is ten years old now and any web designer or developer picking up this book shouldn't expect the examples to be supported.
A lot of focus was also given to usability and efficiency, for example reducing HTTP requests by replacing images with styles. You may not think this is particularly important (with broadband speeds now pretty commonplace), but with mobile browser usage growing fast this is still worth being aware of.
The term "responsive web" is this year's buzzword and this book dedicates a chapter on designing for various screen sizes through media queries. Not only is this incredibly useful for mobile designs, but designing for larger screens too (e.g. internet-enabled TVs).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found the book very basic. It doen't cover any 3D css, very little 2D, and it's written trought some examples that i found very little useful. Read morePublished on 30 Dec. 2011 by djcloud
Very useful. Good overview, with enough practical examples and tips. The author has a real eye for detail and a professional practitioner's appreciation for doing things properly... Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2011 by Adrian Casillas
Excellent guide in very easy to follow language. It's just the thing I was looking for to brush up on my CSS3 knowledge and put the whole thing into context. RecommendedPublished on 26 May 2011 by Nosferatu
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