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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to specify the presentation, or styling, of elements on a web page (e.g., fonts, spacing, sizes, colors, positioning). CSS was designed to style portable web pages independently of their content and structure. By separating page styling from page content and structure, you can easily change the look and feel of the pages on an entire website, or a portion of a website, simply by swapping out one style sheet for another. CSS3 is the current version of CSS under development. You learn CSS basics, then you go on to the key new features in CSS3, including text and box shadows, transitions, transformations, animations, multicolumn layouts and more.
Finally, you learn about two new important HTML5 technologies: Web Workers and WebSockets. When a browser executes a long-running script, the browser typically becomes unresponsive for a period of time and sometimes displays an alert indicating that the script is busy or might have stopped working. This leads to a poor user experience. Web Workers enable portions of tasks to be off-loaded to background threads, allowing a web app’s GUI to remain responsive at all times. WebSockets enable clients to send data to and receive data from servers simultaneously using a persistent connection between the client and the server. In a web app with frequently updated data, the client typically polls the server repeatedly to get more data. With an open WebSocket connection, however, the server can push data to the client without the client specifically making additional requests, resulting in a more responsive app.
About the Author:
Paul Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C , C# and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He has also lectured on Java and C for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming language textbook authors.
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