Modern CSS

Master the Key Concepts of CSS for Modern Web Development

Authors: Attardi, Joe

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  • Includes all modern CSS methods, including CSS Grid, and breaks the concepts down into simple explanations
  • Can be used by beginners with no previous CSS experience or developers looking to ‘level up’ their CSS skills
  • Every concept is accompanied by code examples, and a screenshot of how the example is rendered in a browser.
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About this book

Come on a tour of “modern” CSS in 2020. This example-driven book demonstrates the concepts by showing code examples, screenshots, and diagrams to help clearly communicate the information.

You'll start with the very basics of CSS: box model, colors, selectors and combinators, and specificity. Then gradually move through more intermediate topics - styling text, positioning, Z-index and stacking contexts, gradients, borders, and then to more advanced topics such as transforms, transitions, animations, flexbox, and CSS grid. Some features are only available in modern browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox), but information about IE11 compatibility is included where possible.

There is a lot of discussion about how hard CSS is, and how intimidated some people are by it, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Modern CSS uses a logical and understandable approach to break down and clearly explain the ins and outs of CSS.

What You'll Learn

  • Work with the syntax of CSS selectors and calculate specificity
  • Use styling techniques, fonts and text styling
  • Review custom properties (variables)
  • Explore the different ways an element can be transformed
  • Use animating elements with CSS transitions 
  • Position elements using Flexbox layout
  • Understand the basics of responsive design

Who This Book Is For

Anyone who has some experience with HTML, and some CSS, but might not be familiar with some of the newer concepts like flexbox or grid. Also, those looking for a refresher in those areas.

About the authors

Joe Attardi is a software engineer specializing in front-end development. He has over 15 years’ experience working with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and has worked extensively with front-end technologies such as Angular and React. He currently works at Salesforce, and has worked in the past with companies such as Dell and Nortel. He is also the author of Using Gatsby and Netlify CMS (Apress, 2020). He lives in the Boston area with his wife and son. You can find him on Twitter at @JoeAttardi.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6294-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts from 10 eBooks
Softcover $37.99
price for USA

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern CSS
Book Subtitle
Master the Key Concepts of CSS for Modern Web Development
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joe Attardi
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6294-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6294-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6293-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 289
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 220 illustrations in colour
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