Chapter 9CSS for Layout

While writing the fourth edition of this book, it’s apparent how practical and usable CSS has become since the previous edition. In just under two years, we’ve gone from CSS3 being an attractive but hard-to-implement concept, to being able to put much of what it offers into practice. We now have improved ways to create many design effects, from shadows to rounded corners. We’re able to precisely target elements in our pages with CSS3 selectors, and can eliminate clutter to our markup when styling page elements. When using CSS for layout purposes, however, there’s been less progress. Our basic tools are those we discussed in Chapter 8: floating, positioning, and clearing elements to create layout. This chapter will show ...

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