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CSS3 for Web Designers

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Chapter 1: Using CSS3 Today

Looking back upon the storied history of CSS, we see some important milestones that have shaped our direction as web designers. These watershed techniques, articles, and events helped us create flexible, accessible websites that we could be proud of both visually as well as under the hood.

You could argue that things began to get interesting back in 2001, when Jeffrey Zeldman wrote “To Hell With Bad Browsers” (,1 signaling the dawn of the CSS Age. This manifesto encouraged designers to push forward and use CSS for more than just link colors and fonts, leaving behind older, incapable browsers that choked on CSS1. Yes, ...

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