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CSS3 For Dummies

CSS3 For Dummies

John Paul Mueller

ISBN: 978-1-118-46210-2

Oct 2013

384 pages

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Get the most out of the new features in CSS3

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) boasts many new features that designers love. Things like better mobility, cleaner code, less maintenance, and basic interactivity without JavaScript are just a few. Get thoroughly up to speed on CSS3 with CSS3 For Dummies. Whether you're a web developer or designer with a lot or very little experience in HTML and CSS, or just want assistance applying it to multiple browser and mobile apps, this book delivers. Explore in depth how CSS3 effects and transforms work and how to use them for animation and interactivity.

  • Explains CSS3 in detail for web developers and designers who may or may not know HTML, CSS, or tools like Dreamweaver
  • Instructs how to define and apply CSS3 effects and transforms that work in multiple browsers
  • Covers how to animate CSS3 effects and transforms with CSS and basic JavaScript
  • Provides detailed information and helpful examples, in the friendly, non-intimidating, For Dummies style

Start putting the great new features of CSS3 to work on your next project with CSS3 For Dummies.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with CSS3 5

Chapter 1: Understanding CSS3 7

Chapter 2: Performing Basic Tasks 21

Chapter 3: Working with Fonts and Colors 45

Chapter 4: Working with Graphics 61

Chapter 5: Using CSS Shortcuts 85

Part II: Making Layouts Fast and Simple with Libraries 113

Chapter 6: Creating a Test Site with jQuery and jQuery UI 115

Chapter 7: Creating Pages Using Dynamic Drive 155

Chapter 8: Using the Google API 175

Part III: Working with CSS3 Generators 191

Chapter 9: Managing Colors Using ColorZilla 193

Chapter 10: Creating Themes Using ThemeRoller 215

Chapter 11: Using the Dynamic Drive Tools 237

Part IV: Modifying Pre-Built Content for a Unique Look 257

Chapter 12: Understanding CSS for Libraries and Generators 259

Chapter 13: Modifying the jQuery and jQuery UI CSS 269

Chapter 14: Modifying the Dynamic Drive CSS 291

Part V: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 15: Ten Phenomenal Places to Find Libraries 313

Chapter 16: Ten Phenomenal Places to Find Generators 323

Chapter 17: Ten Quick Ways to Produce a Great Layout 335

Index 345

Sample code files from the book