This book covers the advanced features and capabilities of Cascading Style Sheets. It also provides a sneak-peak at the future of CSS and how it will affect web standards development.
So you think you know CSS? Take your CSS skills to the next level and learn to write organized and optimized CSS that will improve the maintainability, performance, and appearance of your work. You'll learn how document flow and CSS positioning schemes will help you make your documents more accessible. You'll discover the great styling possibilities of CSS paired with semantic structures like Microformats and RDFa, while enriching the self-describing semantics of XHTML content. Learn how to group logically related declarations, minify style sheets, and prevent performance bottle necks such as reflows and repaints. With support for CSS enjoying unprecedented ubiquity, you can finally use such features as generated content, complex selector chains, and CSS3's visual properties, like box-shadow, in your projects. What you'll learn * Discover how to make use of CSS 2.1 alongside CSS3 * Use CSS generated content to automatically number arbitrary elements and expose attribute metadata * Learn how to use CSS for print and mobile devices, as well as for presenting XML data * Uncover the techniques used to organize, manage, and apply CSS to large-scale projects * Learn how to optimize your CSS for better site performance Who this book is for If you're feeling confident with CSS, AdvancED CSS will stretch your CSS skill set even further—and you'll do more with CSS than you thought was ever possible!
Table of Contents * Markup Underpins CSS * CSS Fundamentals for Advanced Use * CSS-Generated Content * Optimizing for Print * Developing for Small Screens and the Mobile Web * Managing and Organizing Style Sheets * Semantic Patterns for Styling Common Design Components * Using a Style Sheet Library * Styling XML with CSS * Optimizing CSS for Performance * Exploring the Emergence of CSS3 * The Future of CSS and the Web
Joseph R. Lewis is chief web architect at Sandia National Laboratories, and is a recognized expert in standards- based web development, information design, Semantic Web, and scientific collaboration. In an earlier life, Joe was a professional musician. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in major concert halls and music festivals across North America and Europe.