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The Book of CSS3--New from No Starch Press
A No-Nonsense Guide to the Latest CSS Standard
San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2011--From the simplest blog layout to the most feature-rich web portal,
CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets Level 3) is the technology behind many of the modern Web's
eye-catching visuals. Yet because the CSS3 standard is still in flux, many web designers aren't
aware that a lot of its features are already widely supported and ready to use.
In "The Book of CSS3" (No Starch Press, May 2011, 304 pp., $34.95, ISBN 9781593272869) Peter
Gasston, a longtime writer for CSS3.info, the Web's premier CSS3 destination, shows readers how to
transform ordinary markup into stunning, richly styled web pages fit for any browser. Rather than
starting from scratch, Gasston focuses on the groundbreaking new possibilities that CSS3 brings to
web design. Readers learn about the amazing tools CSS3 already puts at their disposal, like
multi-column layouts, text and box effects, and even animation in 2D and 3D space.
"'The Book of CSS3' doesn't waste time teaching the basics," said Gasston. "It's for experienced
developers who want to build on their existing knowledge. It gets right to the good stuff, so you
can put it to work on your own sites today. And the companion website offers up-to-date browser
compatibility charts and live CSS3 samples for you to explore, so you can actually see the book's
examples in action as you read."
Readers master the latest cutting-edge CSS3 features, such as how to:
- Stylize text with fully customizable outlines, drop shadows, and similar effects
- Create, position, and resize background images on the fly
- Spice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animations
- Apply 2D and 3D transformations to text and images
- Use linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitions
- Tailor a website to improve its appearance on smartphones, tablets, and similar devices
Experienced developers looking to harness the future of web design need look no further than "The
Book of CSS3."
For more information or to request a review copy of "The Book of CSS3," contact Travis Peterson at
No Starch Press (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.415.863.9900, x100), or visit www.nostarch.com.
About the Author
Peter Gasston has been a web developer for over 10 years in both agency and corporate settings. He
was one of the original contributors to CSS3.info, the leading online destination for CSS3. Peter
has been published in the UK's .net magazine, gives talks about CSS and web technologies at
developer conferences, and runs the web development blog Broken Links. He lives in London,
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The Book of CSS3
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