CSS: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
- Eric A. Meyer & Estelle Weyl
- Published by O'Reilly Media
- ISBN-10: 1098117611
- ISBN-13: 978-1098117610
- 1,126 pages
If you're a web designer or app developer interested in sophisticated page styling, improved accessibility, and less time and effort expended, this book is for you. This revised fifth edition provides a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation along with a thorough review of the latest CSS specifications.
Authors Eric Meyer and Estelle Weyl show you how to improve user experience, speed development, avoid potential bugs, and add life and depth to your applications through layout, transitions and animations, borders, backgrounds, text properties, and many other tools and techniques. We read the specs so you don't have to!
Browse the Figures
As with the previous edition, about 99% of the figures in the Fifth Edition are direct captures from web browsers. All the files used to create them are available on GitHub Pages, and you can fork or clone the base repository if desired.
Where To Order
oreilly.com (official publisher's catalog information with links to popular retail sites)
Changes from the Fourth Edition
Almost too many to list! The chapters have been reworked and reordered, with pseudo-classes and -elements getting their own chapter. Subgrid, conic gradients, logical properties, container queries, cascade layers, and much more are included along with almost all the information found in previous editions. Because there was so much new material, the reference appendices found in the fourth edition had to be dropped. Instead, this edition has a single short appendix listing online resources. And the cover breaks with two decades of tradition to show off a new design aesthetic!
Table of Contents
- CSS Fundamentals
- Pseudo-Class and -Element Selectors
- Specificity and the Cascade
- Values and Units
- Basic Visual Formatting
- Padding, Borders, Outlines, and Margins
- Floating and Positioning
- Flexible Box Layout
- Grid Layout
- Table Layout in CSS
- Text Properties
- Lists and Generated Content
- Filters, Blending, Clipping, and Masking
- CSS At-Rules
- Additional Resources