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The Benefits of Using CSS Animations
By Steven Bradley
Dec 4, 2014
Steven Bradley discusses the benefits of CSS animations vs. transitions in this chapter from CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web.
Selective Styling in CSS3
By Jason Cranford Teague
Dec 6, 2012
Selective styling is the closest that CSS gets to traditional computer programming, allowing you to style elements if they meet certain criteria. This level of styling can get increasingly complex, so Jason Cranford Teague uses this chapter to start out as simply as possible and build a firm foundation of understanding.
Stylin' Fonts and Text in CSS
By Charles Wyke-Smith
Nov 14, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll learn about fonts and text, and the respective CSS properties you can use to style them. You'll also learn about the wonderful world of Web fonts, which download to your user along with your pages.
Six Responsive Layout Techniques
By Chris Mills
Nov 7, 2012
Opera's Chris Mills, author of Practical CSS3: Develop and Design, provides top tips for optimizing your web layouts for as many different devices and users as possible.
Cross-Browser CSS3 Visual Effects
By Chris Mills
Oct 31, 2012
Chris Mills, author of Practical CSS3: Develop and Design, explores some of the visual effects available via CSS3, showing how these effects can supercharge web UIs while still providing a working experience across browsers.
Enhancing Boxes with CSS3 Bling
By Chris Mills
Jul 26, 2012
In this chapter you’ll learn new ways to (tastefully) add graphical effects to your sites programmatically without having to use millions of background images. You’ll start by looking at some basic isolated examples and then advance to more involved implementations.
CSS3 Is Here! Browser Extensions in Depth
By Jason Cranford Teague
Oct 5, 2011
Because the process of developing Internet standards can take years and is cumbersome between different browsers, browser extensions were implemented to set off officially approved CSS code from code being tested by the browser manufacturers. Expert web designer/developer Jason Cranford Teague shows you how to use and implement these extensions.
CSS3 Is Here! Selling Progressive Enhancement
By Jason Cranford Teague
Sep 7, 2011
Expert web designer/developer Jason Cranford Teague shows you how wanting the next greatest thing for your website isn’t necessarily learning about HTML 5 but understanding progressive enhancement, a new web philosophy that will allow you to push the boundaries of web design, while not excluding large segments of your potential audience.
CSS for Print Designers: You Have to Read the Words
By J. D. Graffam
Jun 6, 2011
Words are important too! J.D. Graffam explains why it's worth your while as a designer to take some time to understand HTML tagging.
Stunning CSS3: Different Screen Size, Different Design
By Zoe Mickley Gillenwater
Feb 28, 2011
In this chapter from Stunning CSS3, you'll learn how to use CSS3 media queries to tailor a web page's design to various screen sizes on the fly, making your web pages more dynamic, responsive, and usable.
Stunning CSS3: Speech Bubbles
By Zoe Mickley Gillenwater
Feb 21, 2011
One of the most fun and easy uses of CSS3 is for layering on visual "frosting"—non-essential visual flair and little details that can push your design from adequate to alluring. Zoe Mickley Gillenwater uses some of the most straightforward and well-supported CSS3 properties to create the appearance of three-dimensional speech bubbles that can be used to style blog comments, pull quotes, and more.
The CSS Pocket Guide: Measurements, URLs, and Color Units
By Chris Casciano
Nov 17, 2010
In this chapter from The CSS Pocket Guide, Chris Casciano explores some common units for defining sizes, colors, and URLs.
Selective Styling in CSS3
By Jason Cranford Teague
Oct 21, 2010
Selective styling is the closest that CSS gets to traditional computer programming, allowing you to style elements if they meet certain criteria. This level of styling can get increasingly complex, so Jason Cranford Teague starts as simply as possible to help you build a firm foundation of understanding.
Flexible Web Layouts with CSS3 Media Queries
By Chris Mills
Jul 14, 2010
Can your website handle the various screen sizes and other features of modern electronics? Chris Mills, one of the authors of InterACT with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design, shows how to use CSS3 media queries to combine multiple CSS formatting options into a single stylesheet, optimizing your site to adapt dynamically to match any device.
Designing CSS Page Layouts with Dreamweaver CS5
By David Karlins
Jun 14, 2010
David Karlins, author of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: Essential Techniques, is enjoying the improved page layout capabilities of Dreamweaver CS5. In this tutorial, he demonstrates some of his favorite features.
The Usual Suspects: Detecting and Preventing the Most Common Culprits Behind CSS Problems
By Denise R. Jacobs
May 20, 2010
Denise R. Jacobs, author of The CSS Detective Guide: Tricks for Solving Tough CSS Mysteries, presents a lineup of the biggest CSS troublemakers. By arresting these problems in your code, you can create smooth layouts in which all the elements are good citizens.
Introduction to The CSS Detective Guide
By Denise R. Jacobs
Apr 28, 2010
Denise R. Jacobs introduces HTML best practices: document structure, good semantics, and tag structure. From there, she moves on to CSS, including rule structure, getting the styles into your documents, and commenting.
The CSS Detective Guide: The Case of the Devilish Details
By Denise R. Jacobs
Apr 27, 2010
Help Denise R. Jacobs solve the mystery of CSS code gone wrong in this case study from her book, The CSS Detective Guide: Tricks for solving tough CSS mysteries.
Up Late with CSS3, and Loving It!
By Andy Clarke, John Allsopp, Dan Cederholm, Miraz Jordan
Jan 22, 2010
Andy Clarke believes in experiments, Dan Cederholm is excited about layering, and John Allsopp reveals an nth-child secret. Learn the favorite CSS tricks of these three web design experts.
Planning for and Managing Browser Support
By Kimberly Blessing
Dec 7, 2009
With a flurry of new browsers hitting users’ computers and mobile devices this year, everyone involved with the Web has had to scramble to ensure that their sites are compatible with the latest and greatest. This has left many Web professionals and business teams wondering, “What browsers should my site support?” Kimberly Blessing helps you answer that question.

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