Theres a real connection between craftsmanship and Web design. Thats the theme running through Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, by bestselling author Dan Cederholm, with a chapter contributed by renowned Web designer and developer Ethan Marcotte. This book explores CSS3 that works in todays browsers, and youll be convinced that nows the time to start experimenting with it.
Whether youre a Web designer, project manager, or a graphic designer wanting to learn more about the fluidity thats required when designing for the Web, youll discover the tools to create the most flexible, reliable, and bulletproof Web designs. And youll finally be able to persuade your clients to adopt innovative and effective techniques that make everyones life easier while improving the end users experience. This books seven chapters deconstruct various aspects of a case-study Web site for the Tugboat Coffee Company, focusing on aspects that make it bulletproof and demonstrate progressive enrichment techniques over more traditional labor-intensive methods.
Subjects covered in this book include:
building for unanticipated future use
progressively enriching designs using CSS3 properties
using RGBA color for transparency with an alpha channel
modular float management
crafting flexible frameworks
fluid layouts using grid-based design principles
craftsmanship details on typography, jQuery, and shifting backgrounds