Beginning CSS3, 1st Edition by David Powers (auth.)

By David Powers (auth.)

Beginning CSS3 teaches you ways to sort web content utilizing Cascading kind Sheets (CSS)—the language of website design. ranging from first ideas, you are going to examine via a sequence of useful routines tips on how to swap the default glance of HTML tags, including colour, backgrounds, and borders. The e-book demystifies middle ideas, comparable to the CSS field version and selectors, supplying you with the boldness and data to create leading edge and versatile web page layouts. you are going to additionally the best way to create rounded corners, drop shadows, and gradients with no the necessity for pictures, utilizing the most recent CSS3 techniques.

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It not only makes your work much simpler, but it also makes it easier for the browser, resulting in pages that load quickly and are more responsive. In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to specify sizes, colors, and the location of files, laying the foundation for a deeper exploration of CSS. 37 PART II Working with Text Good-looking, readable text is vital to the success of a website. CSS has a large number of properties devoted to formatting text, giving you control not only over fonts and colors, but also allowing you to adjust the distance between lines, words, and individual letters.

Many beginners tend to rely heavily on classes to apply styles to page elements, but classes have the disadvantage of requiring extra markup in your HTML. As the exercises demonstrated, you can achieve a great deal through the use of type and descendant selectors. You learned how to apply different styles to links depending on the ID of their ancestor. Choosing the right selector for the job isn’t always easy, but you should be guided by the principle of using the simplest selector possible. It not only makes your work much simpler, but it also makes it easier for the browser, resulting in pages that load quickly and are more responsive.

Of the absolute units, pixels are the only ones that should be used for onscreen display. The other units are intended for use in print style sheets (see Chapter 16). Originally, pixels were classified as relative units because their size was considered to be relative to the viewing device. ” PHYSICAL AND CSS PIXELS In digital imaging, a pixel is the smallest element of a picture that can be represented or controlled (the term is a contraction of “picture” and “element”). Over the years, screen resolutions have improved, cramming more and more dots into the same physical space.

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