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CSS: The Definitive Guide: Visual Presentation for the Web

O'Reilly Media
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If you’re a web designer or app developer interested in sophisticated page styling, improved accessibility, and saving time and effort, this book is for you. This revised edition provides a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of the latest CSS specifications.

CSS is a constantly evolving language for describing the presentation of web content on screen, printers, speech synthesizers, screen readers, and chat windows. It is used by all browsers on all screen sizes on all types of IoT devices, including phones, computers, video games, televisions, watches, kiosks, and auto consoles. Authors Eric Meyer and Estelle Weyl show you how to improve user experience, speed development, avoid potential bugs, and add life and depth to your applications through layout, transitions and animations, borders, backgrounds, text properties, and many other tools and techniques.

This guide covers:

  • Selectors, specificity, and the cascade
  • Values, units, fonts, and text properties
  • Padding, borders, outlines, and margins
  • Colors, backgrounds, and gradients
  • Floats and positioning tricks
  • Flexible box layout
  • The new Grid layout system
  • 2D and 3D transforms, transitions, and animation
  • Filters, blending, clipping, and masking
  • Media and feature queries
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HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

John Wiley & Sons
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

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CSS: The Missing Manual

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CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.
  • Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.
  • Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.
  • Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.
  • Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.
  • Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
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Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

Wiley
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A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers

This two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML and CSS before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery.

HTML & CSS covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style with CSS, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs.

  • A handy two-book set that uniquely combines related technologies
  • Highly visual format and accessible language makes these books highly effective learning tools
  • Perfect for beginning web designers and front-end developers
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CSS Pocket Reference: Visual Presentation for the Web

O'Reilly Media
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When you’re working with CSS and need an answer now, this concise yet comprehensive quick reference provides the essential information you need. Revised and updated for CSS3, this fifth edition is ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers.

You’ll find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS and alphabetical summaries of CSS selectors and properties. You’ll also discover information on new properties, including grid, flexbox, clipping, masking, and compositing.

  • Quickly find the information you need
  • Explore CSS concepts, values, selectors and queries, and properties
  • Learn how new features complement and extend your CSS practices
  • Discover new properties including animations, grid, flexbox, masking, filtering, and compositing in this new edition
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CSS in Depth

Manning Publications
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Summary

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.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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!

What's Inside

  • 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

  1. Cascade, specificity, and inheritance
  2. Working with relative units
  3. Mastering the box model
  4. PART 2 - MASTERING LAYOUT

  5. Making sense of floats
  6. Flexbox
  7. Grid layout
  8. Positioning and stacking contexts
  9. Responsive design
  10. PART 3 - CSS AT SCALE

  11. Modular CSS
  12. Pattern libraries
  13. PART 4 - ADVANCED TOPICS

  14. Backgrounds, shadows, and blend modes
  15. Contrast, color, and spacing
  16. Typography
  17. Transitions
  18. Transforms
  19. Animations

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CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems

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In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.

Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.

Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:

  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Shapes
  • Visual Effects
  • Typography
  • User Experience
  • Structure and Layout
  • Transitions and Animations
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A Smarter Way to Learn HTML & CSS: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 2)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The ultimate learn-by-doing approach. Short chapters are paired with free interactive online exercises to teach the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. Written for beginners, useful for experienced developers who want to sharpen their skills. Prepares the reader to code a website of medium complexity. The learner spends two to three times as long practicing as he does reading. Based on cognitive research showing that retention increases 400 percent when learners are challenged to retrieve the information they just read. Explanations are in plain, nontechnical English that people of all backgrounds can readily understand. With ample coding examples and illustrations.
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CSS Pocket Reference: Visual Presentation for the Web

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When you're working with CSS and need a quick answer, CSS Pocket Reference delivers. This handy, concise book provides all of the essential information you need to implement CSS on the fly. Ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers, the 4th edition is revised and updated for CSS3, the latest version of the Cascading Style Sheet specification. Along with a complete alphabetical reference to CSS3 selectors and properties, you'll also find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS.

Based on Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, this reference is an easy-to-use cheatsheet of the CSS specifications you need for any task at hand. This book helps you:

  • Quickly find and adapt the style elements you need
  • Learn how CSS3 features complement and extend your CSS practices
  • Discover new value types and new CSS selectors
  • Implement drop shadows, multiple backgrounds, rounded corners, and border images
  • Get new information about transforms and transitions
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CSS Mastery

Apress
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Fully updated to the latest CSS modules, make the journey to CSS mastery as simple and painless as possible. This book dives into advanced aspects of CSS-based design, such as responsive design, modular CSS, and CSS typography. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical CSS techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work.

CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development―this book demystifies the secrets of CSS. While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using CSS, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve.

While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using CSS in your work, and concentrating mainly on advanced techniques. This new edition covers all of the CSS fundamentals such as the importance of meaningful markup, how to structure and maintain your code, and how the CSS layout model really works.

This new edition contains:

  • New examples and updated browser support information
  • Full coverage of modular CSS and responsive design
  • Essential information on CSS typography and layout control 
What You'll Learn
  • Discover the best practice concepts in CSS design
  • Master the most important (and tricky) parts of CSS
  • Identify and fix the most common CSS problems
  • Deal with the most common bugs
  • See the latest information on CSS features and support 
  • Who This Book Is For

Intermediate and advanced web designers and developers. It offers a quick recap of the main points of CSS, while dispelling some common myths, but then moves forward to delve into the higher-level aspects of CSS. It contains fully up-to-date information throughout, and acts as a one-stop-shop for current CSS best practices.   

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