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Practical CSS3: Develop and Design by Chris Mills

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4. Enhancing Boxes with CSS3 Bling

One of the overriding general problems that CSS3 works toward solving is reducing the number of images (and the inflexibility of those images) you are called upon to use to prettify your websites. This chapter groups together all such CSS3 features (like box shadows, gradients, and border images) that have strong browser support under the moniker “bling boxes.”

In this chapter you’ll learn new ways to (tastefully) add graphical effects to your sites programmatically without having to use millions of background images. You’ll start by looking at some basic isolated examples and then advance to more involved implementations. So put on your sequined disco clothes, jangle your change, and prepare to strut your funky ...

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