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

By Andy Budd, Emil Björklund (auth.)

Fully up to date to the newest CSS modules, make the adventure to CSS mastery as basic and painless as attainable. This ebook dives into complicated points of CSS-based layout, similar to responsive layout, modular CSS, and CSS typography. via a sequence of easy-to-follow tutorials, you are going to examine sensible CSS ideas you could instantly commence utilizing on your day-by-day paintings.

CSS Mastery: complicated net criteria Solutions is your essential advisor to state of the art CSS development—this ebook demystifies the secrets and techniques of CSS. whereas CSS is a comparatively uncomplicated expertise to profit, it's a tricky one to grasp. if you happen to first commence constructing websites utilizing CSS, you'll stumble upon all types of infuriating browser insects and inconsistencies. It occasionally sounds like there are one million and one various thoughts to grasp, unfold throughout a bewildering array of sites. the diversity of chances turns out unending and makes for a steep and daunting studying curve.

While such a lot books pay attention to uncomplicated abilities, this one is diverse, assuming that you simply already understand the fundamentals and why try to be utilizing CSS on your paintings, and concentrating often on complex innovations. This new version covers all the CSS basics reminiscent of the significance of significant markup, how one can constitution and continue your code, and the way the CSS format version particularly works.

This new version contains:

  • New examples and up-to-date browser help details
  • Full assurance of modular CSS and responsive layout
  • Essential details on CSS typography and format regulate

What you will Learn

  • The most sensible perform ideas in CSS layout
  • The most vital (and difficult) components of CSS
  • Identify and attach the most typical CSS difficulties
  • How to accommodate the commonest insects
  • Completely brand new browser aid info
  • The newest info on CSS gains and aid

Who This e-book Is For
CSS Mastery is geared toward intermediate and complicated net designers and builders. It deals a brief 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 comprises totally updated info all through, and acts as a one-stop-shop for present CSS most sensible practices.

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The first of these advanced selectors is the child selector. Whereas a descendant selector will select all the descendants of an element, a child selector only targets the element’s immediate descendants, or children. In the following example, the list items in the outer list will be given a custom icon while list items in the nested list will remain unaffected (see Figure 2-1). png) no-repeat left top; padding-left: 20px; }

18 CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING YOUR STYLES TO HIT THE TARGET Figure 2-1.

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.

One could argue that validating CSS files is not as important as validating HTML—errors in your CSS are perhaps not as likely to cause JavaScript to fail or make your page inaccessible for people using assistive technology such as screen readers. Still, you should make sure that you check your CSS now and again, to ensure you’re not making any simple mistakes like forgetting to add a unit to a measurement. Depending on the settings you choose in the CSS validator, you will get a lot of warnings or errors about using vendor prefixes in your code.

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