- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (August 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 143024335X
- ISBN-13: 978-1430243359
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,046,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CSS3 Solutions: Essential Techniques for CSS3 Developers 1st ed. Edition
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About the Author
Marco Casario is one of the most dynamic developers and consultants in the Adobe world. He has been passionate about informatics since he was little more than a child, and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself, while still very young, to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5). In 2001, he began to collaborate with Macromedia Italia. Since that year, he has produced and headed a long series of presentations, conferences and articles, which you can find listed in detail in his blog, RIAvolutionize the Web (Casario.blogs.com), which is receiving several thousands of unique visitors every day. In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste (Comtaste.com), a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in rich Internet applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices; MobyMobile (MobyMobile.com) and YouThru (YouThru.com) are representative of their work. Marco is the is founder of the biggest worldwide Flash Lite User Group (groups.yahoo.com/group/FlashLite) and of AugItaly.com, a reference point for the Italian community of Adobe users, for which he carries out the role of channel manager for the section dedicated to Flex (AugItaly.com/FlexGala.) Marco is busy working on the development (in Flex) of a very ambitious project concerning bank counters at European level, and in various consulting and Flex and Flash Media Server training activities for the realisation of rich Internet applications on behalf of buyers of the calibre of Capgemini, IBM partners, and Adobe Systems Software Ireland, Ltd.
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Overall, I'd probably give this book 3.5 stars. This book is great at explaining the color, typographic and text additions to CSS3 but the gradient examples are kind of dated and should've been updated last year when Safari 5 came out. The logic behind the HSLa method of creating color is AMAZING and really explains why people should be using HSL/HSLa over hex and RGB/RGBa. The downside is that he uses hex, RGB and RGBa in many of the examples. That is confusing to this reader. In Chapter 6 the CSS Box Model chapter there is no mention of the box-sizing property which has been available for quite some time now. They didn't explain that there are different types of box models. They only mentioned one of the box models that was put into CSS without any good rationale behind it. The chapter on layouts is totally unnecessary and is mostly a review of CSS 2.1. I'm not sure it even belongs in this CSS3 book.
In any case, CSS3 Solutions great in many ways but the overall structure is terrible and some of the code is out of date. I'm certainly glad I read this book but boy this book could've really been great. It needs some restructuring and the author needs to put more time into the material he's presenting. I can't say that I didn't enjoy reading this book. I'm still tempted to recommend it in spite of its glaring flaws. I think they need to title this book something else. It doesn't really qualify as a "Solutions" book. It's more of an almost reference book with incomplete examples mixed in.