There’s a real connection between craftsmanship and Web
design. That’s 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
today’s browsers, and you’ll be convinced that
now’s the time to start experimenting with it.
Whether you’re a Web designer, project manager, or a graphic designer wanting to learn more about the fluidity that’s required when designing for the Web, you’ll discover the tools to create the most flexible, reliable, and bulletproof Web designs. And you’ll finally be able to persuade your clients to adopt innovative and effective techniques that make everyone’s life easier while improving the end user’s experience. This book’s 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