New PDF release: CSS3 for Web Designers

By Dan Cederholm

ISBN-10: 0984442529

ISBN-13: 9780984442522

CSS3 for internet Designers, is the second one installment in A ebook Apart’s For net Designers sequence of mini books for, internet designers.

The ebook goals to teach designers these features of CSS3 which might be very easily used at the present time, besides workarounds for older browsers which don’t help CSS3 (e.g. web Explorer 6.0 via 8.0).

Over six chapters, the booklet levels from easy issues comparable to net fonts, gradients, shadows and rounded corners, to a few of the extra advanced features of CSS3 together with complicated selectors, generated content material and animations. It takes a nearly story-like type, interspersing code examples and reasons with fun tales, akin to a visit down reminiscence lane to the past due 90′s and JavaScript snapshot rollovers, and witty analogies, resembling “I wish to think about CSS transitions like butter”.

Jeffrey Zeldman has the subsequent compliment for the book:

You couldn’t ask for a wiser, extra design-focused, extra detail-obsessed advisor to the smoking scorching newness and conceptual and browser demanding situations of CSS3

CSS3 for internet Designers is written via well known internet clothier and writer Dan Cederholm, who’s past books contain hand made CSS (New Riders), Bulletproof website design (New Riders) and net criteria options (Friends of ED). Like his earlier works, CSS3 for internet Designers is intensely good written and straightforward to stick with, despite your ability point or familiarity with CSS3.

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Alternatively, a browser vendor might want to introduce an experimental property that’s not part of any proposed standard, but may become one at a later date. Often this experimental support for CSS properties is handled by the use of a vendor prefix like so: -webkit-border-radius This dash-prefixed keyword attached to the beginning of the property name flags it as a work-in-progress, specific to the browser’s implementation and interpretation of the evolving spec. If and when the experiment becomes part of a finished CSS3 module, the browser should support the non-prefixed property name going forward.

18: The white PNGs centered in the footer. Next, let’s add the opacity values that will dim the icons in their default state, brightening them up a bit when hovered or focused. 19). Quite a simple thing, isn’t it? And it requires only one set of images. 19: Showing the :hover state of the icons in the footer by adjusting the opacity. Note that the opacity property doesn’t require vendor prefixes, and will work in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. IE8 and below don’t support opacity, but there is a hack-ish solution available for those who don’t mind treading into propriety waters.

We’ll use RGBA again here to define the shadow’s color, letting the semi-transparent black at 50% opacity blend into the background behind it. 12 shows a comparison of the text links without text-shadow applied (left) and with text-shadow applied (right), as viewed in Safari. It’s an almost imperceptible detail, yet the tiny shadow gives the text just enough “lift” off the space background behind it. 12: Comparison of links without text-shadow applied (left) and with text-shadow applied (right).

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