Covering such apocalyptic topics as CSS shapes, blend modes, filters, gradients, counters and much more, this guide to smacking down zombies will take your CSS skills from afternoon luxury to evening gown elegance.
You’ll learn how to cut shapes out of text with CSS Shapes. Circles, ellipses, rounded rectangles, polygons, gradients and images, CSS shapes lets you flow text around just about anything.
With blend modes and filters you can add live effects to your pictures and text and elements, leaving you free to manipulate them at runtime in flexible layouts, animations or easing the preparation of website graphics.
Gradients provide you ways to make complex backgrounds that flex with your content, provide visual interest and leave the large file sizes and overhead out of the equation.
The book also looks at some special @ queries, how to resize an img like a background-image, and a variety of other apocalyptic weapons.
This book assumes a rudimentary knowledge of HTML and CSS. If you don’t have that yet, there are many wonderful tutorials online, or you can read A Beginner’s Guide to Learning HTML (or How to Smack a Zombie Upside the Web Development) and/or Basic CSS: Like Putting Lipstick on a Zombie. You do not need to have read Advanced CSS: Zombie in a Cocktail Dress to be successful with this book, but this book assumes you’re familiar with a few things, such as pseudo elements and pseudo classes, which are covered in that book.