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The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1593272869 ISBN-10: 1593272863 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (May 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593272863
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593272869
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Gasston has been a web developer for over 10 years in both agency and corporate settings. He was one of the original contributors to CSS3.info, the leading online destination for CSS3. Peter has been published in the UK's .net magazine, gives talks about CSS and web technologies at developer conferences, and runs the web development blog Broken Links. He lives in London, England.


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Peter has been a pro­fes­sional web developer for many years, start­ing at the height of the dot-com boom. He has worked freel­ance and per­man­ent for agen­cies and cor­por­a­tions, for cli­ents inc­luding Orange, Skype, Cisco Systems and the soc­cer club he pas­sion­ately fol­lows, Arsenal. He now works for digital agency Poke in Shoreditch, London.

He spe­cial­ises in front-end de­vel­op­ment, mostly HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is a firm pro­ponent of web stand­ards and semantic markup. He keeps his own blog about web tech­no­lo­gies, Broken Links, was a long-time writer at CSS3​.info, and has writ­ten for Dev.Opera and the UK web magazine, .net. He has given talks at London's web devel­op­ment com­munity meet­ings and other pub­lic events, and aims to do more of this in the future.

Peter lives in London with his wife, Ana. He loves to read, any­thing from lit­er­at­ure to his­tory (espe­cially nat­ural his­tory and evol­u­tion) and psy­cho­logy, and is a big fan of inde­pend­ent com­ics and film. The Book of CSS3 is his first book.

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A must read for any web designer or developer.
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"The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design" is a great book on CSS3.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kim on June 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
First off, let me start by saying that this book is not intended for beginners. This book expects you to have experience in HTML and CSS coding at an intermediate level. The main focus of this book is to teach the audience features in CSS3.

When you begin reading this book, you will realize that this book is loaded with sample codes and its output within the chapters of the book. The sample codes are clean and easy to read. To fully benefit from this book it is recommended that you test out the coding yourself to see exactly how it works.

Peter's style of writing is clear, simple, and to the point. He is on track and guides the audience at a nice pace. Despite the fact that this book is very in depth in material and codes, it does tend to get dry in certain areas.

As a bonus, the author includes a section towards the end of the book which lists the current major browsers that supports CSS3 and its features. He also lists online resources to learn more about CSS3 and provides tools to help you in your programming.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this book for an experienced web designer.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mko on July 26, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Peter is perfectly right with his introduction to the book - "Let me tell you a little about who I think you are: You're a web professional who's been hand-coding HTML and CSS (...)". This sentence, probably, describes most of the home grown HTML developers around the world. If you are working with CSS and you want to know what to expect when it comes to CSS3 this book sound to be quite useful. Peter goes over the features of CSS3 while at the same time presenting them in a structured way. He discuses particular rule, shows examples of the usage, and, at the end of each chapter, summarizes their support within most commonly used web engines: WebKit, Firefox, Opera, and IE. You will find this list again within appendix - this way you can easily check whether particular feature is missing or not within given Web browser.

When it comes to the content, it turned out that I am really a casual user of CSS. There are many rules that I was not aware of. This way, I was able to learn new stuff. On the other hand, I think that material is quite demanding for the reader. As Peter states at the beginning of the book: "The Book of CSS3 helps you leverage the excellent knowledge you have of CSS2.1 in order to make learning CSS3 easier. I won't explain the fundamentals of CSS". This is true indeed. You have to have the knowledge of basics in order to benefit from the book. I suggest getting some other position that will teach you CSS from the scratch before targeting this one. What I can definitely say about the book is it's style. It suits me. Peter simply focuses on the matter itself. However, keep it mind that book is not for a beginners.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Philip Greenspun on June 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a good catalog of the surprisingly powerful features available in CSS3, e.g., a 3D flying logo like TV stations had back in the 1980s. The book is organized by type of feature rather than by project or goal, so it is useful as a survey of what CSS3 can do and then useful as a reference. For a tutorial you'd want something organized by project and example.

I give the book four stars rather than five because there isn't much explanation for when or why you'd want to use particular features. Also, the examples seem contrived rather than lifted from real style sheets.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Webuquerque on June 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a professional level book, meant for developers already capable with CSS. Gasston does an effective job of describing all the currently practical and theoretically useful capabilities of CSS 3. He approaches each topic by starting with a high level explanation of the syntax for each CSS 3 property. He then gives a brief but practical code example accompanied by a black and white figure showing the effect of the code snippet.

If there are a number of ways the CSS can be used to create different effects, Gasston goes through each one. For examples, he has numerous examples of what can be done with multiple columns and gradients. He lists which browsers (if any) support the property now and which browsers have promised support in the near future. If browser specific prefixes are needed for properties, he specifies which ones.

The chapters are arranged in an order that takes the reader from parts of CSS 3 that are immediately useful and dependable to things that are still theoretical and not yet implemented. There are two appendices. One collects all the browser support data from each individual chapter and property. The other is an excellent set of links for online resources.

I think this book would be most useful to a developer as a reference. Keep it on a nearby shelf and grab it when you need to check on how to do something or check on what needs a browser prefix or check or the syntax needed to accomplish a particular effect. It's immediately useful, but it will also be there with solid information as some of the not-yet-implemented aspects of CSS 3 come into common use.
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