Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is a reference book and a cookbook on how to style web pages using CSS3 and HTML5. It contains 350 ready–to–use patterns (CSS3 and HTML5 code snippets) that you can copy and paste into your code. Each pattern can be combined with other patterns to create an unlimited number of solutions, and each pattern works reliably in all major browsers without the need for browser hacks.
The book is completely up-to-date with code, best practices, and browser compatibilities for HTML5 and CSS3—enabling you to dive in and make use of these new technologies in production environments.
Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is so much more than just a cookbook, though! It systematically covers every usable feature of CSS3 and combines these features with HTML5 to create reusable patterns. Each pattern has an intuitive name to make it easy to find, remember, and refer to. Accessibility and best practices are carefully engineered into each design pattern, example, and source code.
The book's layout, with a pattern's example on the left page and its explanation on the right, makes it easy to find a pattern and study it without having to flip between pages. The book is also readable from cover to cover, with topics building carefully upon previous topics.
Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns book unleashes your productivity and creativity in web design and development. Instead of hacking your way toward a solution, you'll learn how to predictably create successful designs every time by reusing and combining modular design patterns.
What you'll learn
Code CSS3 and HTML5
Use CSS3 Selectors
Use six CSS3 Box Models
Create rounded corners, shadows, gradients, sprites, and transparency
Replace text with images without affecting accessibility
Style text with fonts, highlights, decorations, and shadows
Create flexible, fluid layouts
Position elements with absolute pixel precision
Stack elements in layers
Size, stretch, shrinkwrap, indent, align, and offset elements
Style tables with borders and alternating striped rows
Size table columns automatically
Create drop caps, callouts, quotes, and alerts
Who this book is for
A software developer can use this book to learn CSS3 for the first time. A designer familiar with CSS3 can use this book to master CSS3 and HTML5. If you are completely new to coding or completely new to CSS3 and HTML5, you may want to read an introductory book on CSS3 and HTML5 first.