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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
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In standard HTML/CSS projects the most repeatable element is grid. Of course, you can use somebody else's grid or take it from a CSS framework such as Bootstrap or Foundation. Is it hard to create it from scratch? Not really. In this chapter, we will create a basic grid system and will use it to see how it creates rows and columns.

Standard grids 16/12

The standard grid is based on a 16-column or 12-column system. What are the advantages of both systems? It depends on your structure. For example, after analyzing the layout, say you need:

  • 3-column composition

  • 2-column composition

  • 6-column composition

So, you can use the 12-columns system. However, as you can see, you need to stick to this system, so how can you create your own code so it's more elastic? You can use the following naming convention:


Here, N is the number of columns and K is the divider, for example:


When you are working with grids, you need to remember that sometimes you need to push some columns...