Stunning CSS3 by Zoe Gillenwater is a project-based book offering a solid guide to what’s possible and what’s coming around the corner with CSS.
Published by PeachPit, Stunning CSS3 is set in the same easy-going, information-packed writing style that carried out in her previous book, Fluid Web Layout.
CSS3 for Web Designers, released yesterday, is the second instalment in A Book Apart’s For Web Designers series of mini books for, unsurprisingly, web designers.
The book, available both as an ebook (now) and a paperback (from 22nd Nov), aims to show designers those aspects of CSS3 which can be comfortably used today, along with workarounds for older browsers which don’t support CSS3 (e.g. Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0).
Andy Clarke’s Transcending CSS is a book that anyone involved with client-side web development should read.
For web designers who know some code there is plenty of forward thinking material about the importance of semantic HTML; for coders with an eye for design there is lots of food for thought about colour, style and inspiration; for everyone, there are some genuinely innovative tips on using CSS to tie it all together.
It’s taken me years to get to the level of CSS developer I am now, and I’m by no means a master. (I am able to make just about any Photoshop design into a solid webdesign though…) Because it’s taken me so long, I was a bit skeptical about the subtitle of the book I’m now reviewing: Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Professional.