March 5, 2010
[books] Advanced CSS0
Advanced CSS is a book from Friends Of ED's 'Advanced' series and I must say the title lives up to my expectations.
The book, published on July 27th 2009, counts roughly 350 pages and deals with CSS-related content where most other CSS books stop. (The '600' number on the FoED-site is wrong, unless there are two versions of the book?)
Of course there's a whole section about CSS3 and how to use its new features in modern-day development, but the book deals with a lot more than that.
While it also goes into some basic explanation of selectors and positioning schemes, you'll find this book covering:
- creating designs and stylesheets for the mobile web (and especially Webkit)
- optimizing for print
- making more use of css generated content
- tips for organizing and managing stylesheets
- semantic patterns (microformats & rdfa)
- styling XML
- optimizing CSS for performance
You'll find a summary of contents and some sample chapters on the Friends of ED's webpage for the book.
All in all, an interesting approach and a not so typical CSS book with plenty of references to websites with even more information on the related subjects.