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CSS3 For Dummies by John Paul Mueller

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Introduction

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) help you define a website’s presentation and special effects. Because of this capability, most books about CSS on the market are written for designers. They get into the artistic elements of CSS and make you create everything from scratch. CSS3 for Dummies is different. It was written with the developer in mind. It may not seem as if a developer necessarily would need to know about presentation and design-related issues, but users want applications that are pleasant to use, so developers need to know about both topics. This book assumes that you’re a developer, and that you’re busy — that you really need to get a great-looking application out yesterday because the boss is breathing down your neck. You don’t need to be an artist to produce spectacular sites — you just need a helping hand. Most of the artwork’s already done for you — you just need to know where to find it.

About This Book

Your time is valuable. This book helps you understand quickly how to use tools to create great-looking applications that provide all the right user prompts in a fraction of the time it would take you to write the application from scratch. In fact, once you know the secrets in this book, you may wonder why other people think working with CSS3 is hard. By the time you complete this book, you’ll be able to dazzle the user and make your boss think you spent days working on the page that only took a few hours to write this morning. Even though complete applications ...

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