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).
Jeffrey Zeldman has the following praise for the book:
You couldn’t ask for a smarter, more design-focused, more detail-obsessed guide to the smoking hot newness and conceptual and browser challenges of CSS3
CSS3 for Web Designers is written by renowned web designer and author Dan Cederholm, whose previous books include Handcrafted CSS (New Riders), Bulletproof Web Design (New Riders) and Web Standards Solutions (Friends of ED). Like his previous works, CSS3 for Web Designers is extremely well written and easy to follow, regardless of your skill level or familiarity with CSS3.
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The book covers are designed in way to have more people picking it up. Nice bright colours
I hope that was a joke, because 5 JPG files and a bunch of CSS3 code would require much more overhead than a single PNG that does the same thing. I don’t assume you would want the text to be highlightable too at .001em would you? Be realistic.
Got it in the mail the other day and finished it last night. It’s very good, and funny in some parts. But I find the “CSS3 Preview” section of this site infinitely more useful.
I will be buying all of these books though, because they are so well designed, quick to read and great references.
It took the book (hardcopy… no ebook) almost a month to travel to Germany, but it was definitely worth the wait. Besides the fact that webfonts isn’t covered at all by Dan Cederholm (and rightfully so), the book offers an easy “just do it yourself and see what your browser will do” introduction into CSS3. Far better than any reference-collection if you want to get into the topic. If A Book Apart keeps up such great titles, they will become the main source for designers – as the website already is.
Hey all, I was wondering for any of the previous purchasers of this book, Does this cover transitions and transformation in CSS3. I’m sure it does, but does it only cover the basics or does it go into a comprehensive description of what it is. Just want to make sure of these things before I buy it.