CSS Mastery by Andy Budd, Emil Björklund

By Andy Budd, Emil Björklund

Fully up-to-date to the newest CSS modules, make the adventure to CSS mastery as easy and painless as attainable. This e-book dives into complex points of CSS-based layout, comparable to responsive layout, modular CSS, and CSS typography. via a chain of easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll examine sensible CSS options you could instantly commence utilizing on your day-by-day paintings.

CSS Mastery: complicated internet criteria Solutions is your necessary consultant to state of the art CSS development―this e-book demystifies the secrets and techniques of CSS. whereas CSS is a comparatively basic know-how to profit, it's a tough one to grasp. for those who first begin constructing websites utilizing CSS, you are going to stumble upon every kind of infuriating browser insects and inconsistencies. It occasionally appears like there are 1000000 and one various concepts to grasp, unfold throughout a bewildering array of web sites. the variety of probabilities turns out never-ending and makes for a steep and daunting studying curve.

While so much books pay attention to uncomplicated talents, this one is diverse, assuming that you just already recognize the fundamentals and why you have to be utilizing CSS on your paintings, and concentrating ordinarily on complex recommendations. This re-creation covers all the CSS basics reminiscent of the significance of significant markup, the best way to constitution and preserve your code, and the way the CSS format version fairly works.

This re-creation contains:

  • New examples and up-to-date browser help info
  • Full assurance of modular CSS and responsive layout
  • Essential info on CSS typography and structure control 
What you are going to Learn
  • The most sensible perform thoughts in CSS layout
  • The most vital (and tough) elements of CSS
  • Identify and attach the commonest CSS difficulties
  • How to accommodate the most typical insects
  • Completely brand new browser help details
  • The most modern details on CSS gains and support 
Who This ebook Is For
CSS Mastery is aimed toward intermediate and complex net designers and builders. It bargains a short recap of the details of CSS, whereas dispelling a few universal myths, yet then strikes ahead to delve into the higher-level facets of CSS. It comprises totally up to date details all through, and acts as a one-stop-shop for present CSS top practices.   

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Essentially, a rule written in a style attribute will always be more specific than any other rule. A rule with an ID will be more specific than one without an ID, and a rule with a class selector will be more specific than a rule with just type selectors. Finally, if two rules have the same specificity, the last one defined prevails, due to the cascade coming into effect. ■ Note The universal selector (*) always has a specificity of 0, regardless of how many times or where it appears in a chain of selectors.

These selectors, starting with a colon character (:) are used to target a specific state or relationship found in the element you apply them to. and purple when activated. */ a:active { color: purple; } The order of these pseudo-class selectors is important. The :link and :visited rules need to come first, followed by those related to a user’s interaction. The :hover and :focus selectors will override :link and :visited as the user hovers over or gives keyboard focus to the links, finally followed by :active as they click or select the link with a keyboard.

What color do you think the two headlines would be, at a quick glance?