By Dan Cederholm

CSS3 for net Designers, is the second one installment in A publication Apart’s For net Designers sequence of mini books for, net designers.

The e-book goals to teach designers these features of CSS3 that are very easily used this present day, in addition to workarounds for older browsers which don’t aid CSS3 (e.g. net Explorer 6.0 via 8.0).

Over six chapters, the e-book levels from uncomplicated subject matters reminiscent of net fonts, gradients, shadows and rounded corners, to a few of the extra advanced facets of CSS3 together with complicated selectors, generated content material and animations. It takes a virtually story-like kind, interspersing code examples and causes with a laugh tales, corresponding to a visit down reminiscence lane to the overdue 90′s and JavaScript picture rollovers, and witty analogies, reminiscent of “I wish to reflect on CSS transitions like butter”.

Jeffrey Zeldman has the next compliment for the book:

You couldn’t ask for a better, extra design-focused, extra detail-obsessed advisor to the smoking scorching newness and conceptual and browser demanding situations of CSS3

CSS3 for internet Designers is written by way of well known net clothier and writer Dan Cederholm, who’s past books comprise hand made CSS (New Riders), Bulletproof website design (New Riders) and internet criteria strategies (Friends of ED). Like his earlier works, CSS3 for net Designers is very good written and straightforward to persist with, despite your ability point or familiarity with CSS3.

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WHICH CSS PROPERTIES CAN BE TRANSITIONED? Now that we’ve successfully transitioned the background and color of a hyperlink, there are many other CSS properties that can be transitioned, including width, opacity, position, and font-size. 4 The opportunities for wonderfully fluid experiences are clear. We’ll be using several of these properties in conjunction with transitions throughout our case study examples in the next chapter and onward. 4. org/TR/css3-transitions/#properties-from-css- U N D E R S TA N D I N G C S S T R A N S I T I O N S 25 WHY NOT USE JAVASCRIPT INSTEAD?

16: The footer of Things We Left on the Moon. We’re going to use the opacity property to not only control the :hover and :focus treatment, but also to set the initial level of transparency. And a CSS transition will smooth out and animate that change for a complete effect. png" » alt="BitMan" />

Opacity and image efficiency I’ve actually created the icons themselves as fully-white PNG images, knowing that I can later use the opacity property to adjust the level of transparency with CSS.

Notice how the transform doesn’t disturb the rest of the elements in the document, and zooms the photo out from the center, without affecting the layout around it. 03: The middle photo being hovered and scaled with a CSS transform. 5); } 2. org/TR/css3-2d-transforms/#transform-origin T R A N S F O R M I N G T H E M E S S A G E 57 An appropriate drop shadow We could go a step further with this example and add a drop shadow to the photo when hovered. This would be an appropriate use of the CSS3 box-shadow property, as we’re making the enlarged photo appear as if it’s pulling up off the page.

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