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Professional CSS3

By : Piotr Sikora
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Professional CSS3

By: Piotr Sikora

Overview of this book

CSS is the preferred technology to design modern web pages. Although CSS is often perceived as a simple language, applying modern styles to web pages with CSS and maintaining the code for larger websites can be quite tricky. We will take you right from understanding CSS to designing high-quality web pages in CSS3. We'll quickly take you through CSS3's features, and show you how to resolve common issues so you can build your basic framework. Finally, you will learn about code architecture and CSS methodologies used in scalable apps and you'll explore the various new features of CSS3, such as FlexBox, to help you create the most modern layout methodologies. By the end of the book, you will be a master at creating pure CSS web pages and will know sophisticated web design techniques, giving you an edge over other web designers.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Professional CSS3
About the Author
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File structure

File structure is very important when you are planning a system/framework. When you start creating something, it needs an evolution. So according to development process your system is evolving. It changes a lot when your system is evolving. So, let's create a simple structure:

  • Useful mixins:

    • Short forms of useful elements

    • Inline list

    • Primitives

    • Clearfix

    • Simple gradient generators

  • Grid mixins:

    • n of n grid

  • Forms:

    • Input/textarea styling helpers

    • Input placeholders

  • Buttons:

    • Inline (with auto-width)

    • Full-width

  • Standard navigation:

    • One level

    • Two level

We will use mixins instead of already created classes. Why? We want to reduce CSS code as much as we can so that, when we generate full 12 grid, we will produce 12 classes in each breakpoint in media queries. As frontend developers, we want to create as much code as needed. Of course, we can reuse some classes and extend them with SASS, but the main approach of this framework is simple and reusable mixins.