This is a solutions book for styling HTML5 with CSS3. It contains more than 350 design patterns you can
put to use right away. Each design pattern is modular and customizable, and you can combine patterns
to create an unlimited number of designs.
Each design pattern has been thoroughly tested and proven to work in all major web browsers including
Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. All the content in this book is usable and practical.
You won’t waste time reading about things that don’t work! With this book, you will no longer have to
use hacks, tricks, endless testing, and constant tweaking in multiple browsers to get something to work.
Using a design pattern is as easy as copying and pasting it into your code and tweaking a few values. You
will immediately see which values you can modify and how they affect the result so you can create the
exact style and layout you want—without worrying whether it will work.
This is more than a cookbook. It systematically covers several usable features of CSS and combines these
features with HTML to create reusable patterns. Each pattern has an intuitive name to make it easy to
find, remember, and talk about. Accessibility and best practices are carefully engineered into each
design pattern, example, and source code.
You can read straight through the book, use it as a reference, and use it to find solutions. Each example
includes a screenshot and all relevant HTML and CSS code so you can easily see how each design
pattern works. The explanation for each design pattern is included alongside, so you can easily study the
example while you read about how it works.
Design patterns are organized by topic, and all usable CSS rules are covered in depth and in context like
no other book. All design patterns are accessible and follow best practices, making this book a
worthwhile read from cover to cover, as well as an excellent reference to keep by your side while you are
designing and coding.
This book unleashes your productivity and creativity in web design and development. Design patterns
are like Legos—you can combine them in countless ways to create any design. They are like tools in a
toolbox, and this book arms you with hundreds of tools you can whip out to solve problems quickly and
reliably. Instead of hacking away at a solution, this book shows you how to create designs predictably—
by combining predictable patterns.