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Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques

By Sam Hampton-Smith

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Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques demonstrates the latest techniques for website and app layout, using CSS3 to create responsive, accessible and sophisticated designs that weren't possible with CSS2.1. This book is a must-read reference guide for every designer who uses CSS to craft websites.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6502-3
  • 180 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 27, 2016
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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This books demonstrates the freshest cutting-edge layout tools found within CSS3, teaching you the skills you’ll need to create advanced design patterns for websites and apps.

Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques teaches you how to make the most of CSS3’s existing specification, including those parts of the specification already widely implemented, as well as the upcoming modules that are still being developed by the W3C. After reading this book you’ll be able to confidently develop sophisticated, flexible layouts that aren't possible with CSS2.1.

CSS1 allowed designers to separate content from presentation for the first time and CSS2 cemented support for advanced typographical control, but neither specification provided more than rudimentary layout control. CSS3’s latest additions allow designers to craft fully responsive, sophisticated layouts without the need for complex scripts or smoke-and-mirror workarounds.

CSS3 is still in active development, with browser vendors racing against each other to implement the latest recommendations from the W3C. Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques will help you cut through the waffle and get straight to the heart of what works now, while showing you how to be ready for the future of CSS!

What you’ll learn

• Teaches cutting-edge techniques for CSS3 layout

• Covers all major CSS3 layout modules including multi-column, regions, and grid

• Includes detailed coverage and examples of the new, powerful FlexBox

• Features beta information on edge-modules in development

• Covers use of libraries, frameworks and polyfills

    Who this book is for

    Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques is aimed at the web designer who yearns for the power and flexibility of print-layout tools, while keenly supporting the Responsive Web Design (RWD) approach to developing content that works across all devices. The book deals with a fundamental element of website design, but covers material many web professionals will be unaware of, making it an ideal purchase for all but the most technically sophisticated of web designers and developers. The book uses a tutorial-led approach to demonstrate real-world examples of new techniques, while providing an accessible reference guide for subsequent referral.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1. Overcoming The Layout Challenges of the Web
    2. Layout Modules in CSS: the Old and the New
    3. Where We've Been: Position, Float, Inline, and Block
    4. CSS Multi-column Layout
    5. Flexible Box Layout
    6. CSS Grid Layouts
    7. CSS Regions
    8. Supporting Older Browsers
    9. Speeding Up Your Workflow: the Best CSS Libraries and Frameworks
    10. What the Future Holds
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