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CSS3 in easy steps

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By Mike McGrath
£10.99

Publication: February 8, 2013
Pages: 216
ISBN:  978-1-84078-541-8

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About the book

CSS3 in easy steps shows you how to create exciting web pages using Cascading Style Sheets version 3 (CSS3) for presentation and dynamic effect.

CSS3 in easy steps begins by explaining how style sheets can determine the presentation of elements within HTML documents. Examples show how Cascading Style Sheet rules control content position and its appearance with font style, color, gradients, and drop-shadow effects. You will also learn how rules can provide dynamic effect with animation, transformations, and transitions. Each chapter builds your knowledge of style sheets. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of CSS3 and be able to create your own exciting interactive web pages.

The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively style components of an HTML document and how to endow components with interactive functionality, to illustrate each aspect of CSS3 .

CSS3 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin creating stylish web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest style sheet techniques, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development who need a thorough understanding of CSS3.

About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world.  His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

 

Customer Reviews

Customer feedback from A Strickland on HTML5 in easy steps and CSS3 in easy steps

"I just wanted to thank Mike McGrath for writing these books. They have been very helpful in rebuilding my knowledge of web development. These have been the best written books I have came across. The full color pages and clear code samples have helped me re-learn how to code by showing me better ways to write the code. Thanks again for such great books."

 

"I've been writing CSS for many years but I picked it up as I went along. The copious documentation on the internet is a bit daunting, so when I thought I should get up to speed with CSS3 I bought this book. It doesn't just cover the new stuff and, indeed, it assumes no knowledge of CSS. However, I found that within a few pages it was explaining things I'd never fully grasped. Mr McGrath has managed to pack a fantastic amount of information into about 200 pages. It is all clearly explained and well indexed and there is a Handy Reference section.What is remarkable is that this book, in full colour (and printed in the UK), is cheaper than most computer manuals printed in black only. It is an excellent book and a considerable bargain. The publisher and author are to be congratulated."      (from Amazon.co.uk)

 

"Another good book from this publisher. Gives you a large step into understanding css3. Excellent for beginners like myself - just what a beginner needs."     (from Amazon.co.uk)

 

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  • In Easy Steps Team

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    We received this question from a customer:

    “Could you please pass to Mike McGrath? Great book, as invaluable as your others. Page 196 on handheld styles doesn’t apply to Android or iPhone as far as I can see, since they opt for ‘screen’ rather than ‘handheld’.”

    This is the author’s response:

    Style sheets for handheld devices that recognize the “screen” property rather than the “handheld” property can usefully interrogate the available maximum and minimum screen widths to specify appropriate styles with something like this:

    /* Smartphones (portrait and landscape) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-device-width : 320px)
    and (max-device-width : 480px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* Smartphones (landscape) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-width : 321px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* Smartphones (portrait) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (max-width : 320px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* iPads (portrait and landscape) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-device-width : 768px)
    and (max-device-width : 1024px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* iPads (landscape) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-device-width : 768px)
    and (max-device-width : 1024px)
    and (orientation : landscape) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* iPads (portrait) ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-device-width : 768px)
    and (max-device-width : 1024px)
    and (orientation : portrait) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* Desktops and laptops ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-width : 1224px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* Large screens ———– */
    @media only screen
    and (min-width : 1824px) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    /* iPhone 4 ———– */
    @media
    only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 1.5),
    only screen and (min-device-pixel-ratio : 1.5) {
    /* Styles */
    }

    regards
    Mike McGrath

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