14. The Not Too Distant Future of CSS

As CSS has evolved as a language, it has often attempted to make common tasks that may be difficult or inflexible quite easy. Some of these new properties are based on experimental properties in individual browsers, but often they’re based on design and code patterns used every day by developers.

For example, the need to use multiple HTML elements as hooks so that multiple background images can be used (shown in Figure 7.4), and the frequency with which this is done, has led to CSS changes that support multiple background images on a single element, as you saw in Chapter 8.

Several CSS3 features have been covered in previous chapters because they have broad support in modern browsers, they are used to accomplish ...

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