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About this Book


The world of CSS is maturing. More and more web developers in the industry are realizing that while they “know” CSS, they don’t know it as deeply as they probably should. In recent years, the language has evolved, so even those developers who were once adept at CSS may find a whole new set of skills to catch up on. This book aims to meet both these needs: providing a deep mastery of the language, and bringing you up to speed on recent developments and new features of CSS.

This book is titled CSS in Depth, but it is also a book of breadth. Where concepts are difficult or commonly misunderstood, I will explain in detail how they work and why they behave the way they do. In other chapters, I may not exhaust the topic, but I will give you enough knowledge to work effectively with it and point you in the right direction if you wish to further your knowledge. In all, this book will fill in your blind spots.

Some of the topics could warrant entire books on their own: animation, typography, even flexbox and grid layout. My goal is to flesh out your knowledge, help you bolster your weak spots, and give you a love for the language.

Who should read this book

First and foremost, this book is for developers who are tired of fighting with CSS and are ready to really understand how it works. You may be a beginner, or you may have fifteen years of experience.

How this book is organized

Code conventions and repository

Browser versions

Note to print book readers

Book forum

About the author

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