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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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Gradients in CSS

Experienced frontend developers remember the time when gradients were done as background images. Yes! That was the only idea to imitate gradients in browsers. You needed to cut 1px width and the gradient's height (if it was a vertical gradient; in the case of horizontal, it was 1px height and width was designated by the width of the gradient) from the PSD file. Then, you had to add it in CSS and repeat your magic image in the background.

Now, you can do it in CSS! Let's begin with linear gradients.

Linear gradients

Linear gradients can be of two types: from top-to-bottom or from left-to-right. Let's begin with a vertical gradient:

background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #000 0%, #f00 100%)

This code will generate a linear gradient from top-to-bottom. At the top, the color will be black and it will be red at the bottom.

However, it cannot be so easy to be a frontend developer. That's why you need to remember about prefixes:

background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom...