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By Lea Verou

In this sensible consultant, CSS specialist Lea Verou presents forty seven undocumented recommendations and easy methods to aid intermediate-to complex CSS builders devise dependent suggestions to quite a lot of daily website design problems.

Rather than specialise in layout, CSS Secrets exhibits you the way to unravel issues of code. you are going to easy methods to practice Lea's analytical method of essentially each CSS challenge you face to achieve DRY, maintainable, versatile, light-weight, and standards-compliant results.

Inspired through her renowned talks at over 60 overseas internet improvement meetings, Lea Verou presents a wealth of data for subject matters including:

  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Shapes
  • Visual Effects
  • Typography
  • User Experience
  • Structure and Layout
  • Transitions and Animations

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