Part 6

New and Improved CSS Elements

In addition to changes in HTML, there have been some striking new changes in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) technology. Now almost all of the page formatting, style, and layout is performed by CSS. This part describes those features of CSS3 that are relatively new, are supported (or are expected to be supported), and have a potential significant impact on the Web. As you work with these CSS elements, you’ll notice that many of them are not fully implemented. The major rendering engines have created vendor-specific test versions of many of these tags:

check.png -webkit-: This indicates a test version of the attribute optimized for browsers based on the WebKit rendering engine. This includes Safari, Chrome, and the iPhone browsers.

check.png -o-: This prefix stands for the Opera browser. It’s not used very often because Opera tends to either support an attribute completely or not at all. The Opera rendering engine is (naturally enough) used in the Opera browser. You’ll also see versions of the Opera browser on many portable devices.

check.png -moz-: The -moz- prefix is used for test versions of an attribute optimized for the Mozilla rendering engine. This is primarily Firefox, ...

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