CSS3 For Dummies

CSS3 For Dummies

John Paul Mueller

Language: English

Pages: 313

ISBN: 1118441427

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Get the most out of the new features in CSS3

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) boasts many new features that designers love. Things like better mobility, cleaner code, less maintenance, and basic interactivity without JavaScript are just a few. Get thoroughly up to speed on CSS3 with CSS3 For Dummies. Whether you're a web developer or designer with a lot or very little experience in HTML and CSS, or just want assistance applying it to multiple browser and mobile apps, this book delivers. Explore in depth how CSS3 effects and transforms work and how to use them for animation and interactivity.

• Explains CSS3 in detail for web developers and designers who may or may not know HTML, CSS, or tools like Dreamweaver
• Instructs how to define and apply CSS3 effects and transforms that work in multiple browsers
• Covers how to animate CSS3 effects and transforms with CSS and basic JavaScript
• Provides detailed information and helpful examples, in the friendly, non-intimidating, For Dummies style

Start putting the great new features of CSS3 to work on your next project with CSS3 For Dummies.

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nothing of a completely radical nature. The transformation features of CSS3 can work with any presentation object. For example, you can use transformations with a

to modify the presentation of text onscreen. It's also possible to use transformations with the tag to change the appearance of drawn elements. When it comes to transformations, thinking about the box (refer to Chapter 2) is a plus. Any element that consumes space can be transformed in some way. Understanding the

the API. Unfortunately, some developers run afoul of the legal requirements and find themselves with a nonworking application as a result. Creating a Site that Uses Multiple Libraries It’s important to create robust applications for your site — applications that provide fast access to data, consistent output, reliable operation, and still ensures that the data remains secure. Even at the desktop, creating such an environment remains elusive. Part of the problem with using multiple libraries or

example, if you work with Prototype, but find the lack of graphical features problematic, you can use an add-on such as script.aculo.us. Both of these products are available on the Google CDN. It’s the need to maintain a viable work environment that keeps developers creating new plug-ins (pieces of software designed to be injected directly into the host library and become part of it) and add-ons (pieces of software that extend the host library and work as additions to it) for products such as

stop as needed. The second special effect is the use of transparency. Look again at Figure 9-15 and you see two tabs at the top of the bar. These tabs control transparency. When you click one of these tabs, its triangle turns black, just as the color tabs do. However, in this case, the upper settings of the Stops area become active, as shown in Figure 9-19. Figure 9-19: Opacity modifies the appearance of your gradient by making the background visible. The default setting makes the gradient

page body as shown here:

Modifying an LCD Clock

4. Click Select All in the Step 1 portion of the Dynamic Drive page. You see the CSS code for the example highlighted. 5. Copy the highlighted text to the clipboard, and then paste it within the section of the example page. The editor adds to CSS code to the section. 6. Click Select All in the Step 2 portion of the Dynamic Drive page. You see the JavaScript code for the example highlighted. 7. Copy the highlighted text

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