November 2014 - Broken Links Archive

Please Welcome The Book of CSS3, Second Edition

Today I was very excit¬≠ed to open a pack¬≠age and find fresh-off-the-press¬≠es copies of The Book of CSS3, Sec¬≠ond Edi¬≠tion. Which inevitably leads me onto this: I‚Äôm very pleased to announce the release of The Book of CSS3, Sec¬≠ond Edi¬≠tion. Ful¬≠ly revised and updat¬≠ed from the first edi¬≠tion, with two new chap¬≠ters, many more com¬≠plete¬≠ly rewrit¬≠ten, new illus¬≠tra¬≠tions through¬≠out, and every chap¬≠ter edit¬≠ed to include the most up to date infor¬≠ma¬≠tion on brows¬≠er sup¬≠port and changes to the spec. It took me as long to write the sec¬≠ond edi¬≠tion as it did the first!

The book cov­ers: media queries; selec­tors; fonts, text and typog­ra­phy; back­grounds and bor­ders; col­or, opac­i­ty and gra­di­ents; trans­for­ma­tions; tran­si­tions and ani­ma­tions; mul­ti­ple columns; flexbox; grid lay­out; and new chap­ters on val­ues and siz­ing, and blend­ing, fil­ters, mask­ing and clipping.

When I start­ed work on The Book of CSS3 some four and a half years ago(!), sup­port for the var­i­ous CSS3 prop­er­ties across browsers was spot­ty and incon­sis­tent. This meant that it was nec­es­sary for the book to detail the many imple­men­ta­tion dif­fer­ences and quirks, which had the unfor­tu­nate knock-on effect of mak­ing the book date faster than it might have oth­er­wise. In the years since, how­ev­er, sup­port has become much more stan­dard­ised and con­sis­tent, so I could con­cen­trate on mak­ing the sec­ond edi­tion much more sta­ble and future-proofed.

You can buy The Book of CSS3, Sec¬≠ond Edi¬≠tion direct from No Starch Press ‚ÄĒ every print copy comes with free eBook. Alter¬≠na¬≠tive¬≠ly, you can buy the print copy from Ama¬≠zon (US or UK), or the print or eBook from O‚ÄôReilly.

Update: This week­end (from 7th Novem­ber) get a 30% dis­count when you buy direct from No Starch. The eBook and paper­back bun­dle for under $25! Use the code STYLIN at checkout.


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I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed my Speak¬≠ing page to include more con¬≠fer¬≠ences, more videos, and a lit¬≠tle on my speak¬≠ing require¬≠ments and pref¬≠er¬≠ences. I‚Äôm plan¬≠ning to cut down on the num¬≠ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter¬≠est¬≠ing offers and oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties, so please get in touch if you‚Äôre organ¬≠is¬≠ing an event.

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