Please Welcome The Book of CSS3, Second Edition

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Today I was very excited to open a package and find fresh‐off‐the‐presses copies of The Book of CSS3, Second Edition. Which inevitably leads me onto this: I’m very pleased to announce the release of The Book of CSS3, Second Edition. Fully revised and updated from the first edition, with two new chapters, many more completely rewritten, new illustrations throughout, and every chapter edited to include the most up to date information on browser support and changes to the spec. It took me as long to write the second edition as it did the first!

The book covers: media queries; selectors; fonts, text and typography; backgrounds and borders; color, opacity and gradients; transformations; transitions and animations; multiple columns; flexbox; grid layout; and new chapters on values and sizing, and blending, filters, masking and clipping.

When I started work on The Book of CSS3 some four and a half years ago(!), support for the various CSS3 properties across browsers was spotty and inconsistent. This meant that it was necessary for the book to detail the many implementation differences and quirks, which had the unfortunate knock‐on effect of making the book date faster than it might have otherwise. In the years since, however, support has become much more standardised and consistent, so I could concentrate on making the second edition much more stable and future‐proofed.

You can buy The Book of CSS3, Second Edition direct from No Starch Press — every print copy comes with free eBook. Alternatively, you can buy the print copy from Amazon (US or UK), or the print or eBook from O’Reilly.

Update: This weekend (from 7th November) get a 30% discount when you buy direct from No Starch. The eBook and paperback bundle for under $25! Use the code STYLIN at checkout.

1 comment on
“Please Welcome The Book of CSS3, Second Edition”

  1. Awesome! I like non‐minor updates.