CSS3 For Web Designers

Published: December 18, 2021
Book cover: CSS3 For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm

The first book I read by, Dan Cederholm, was Bulletproof Web Design (back before HTML5 was even a thing) and by the time I was about halfway through that book, I was hooked on his writing style — which is precise yet succinct, clever and witty in my opinion.

When this book, CSS3 For Web Designers, was published I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and crack the cover. That was quite some time ago however I thought it worth a mention here because I recently reread it was impressed at how well it holds up today. The sections on micro layouts, multiple backgrounds and enhancing forms are especially insightful. Just as with Bulletproof Web Design, CSS3 For Web Designers not only provides a deeper understanding of the subject matter, it also gives us some insight into the author’s approach to styling which I find inspiring and an excellent example to follow.

Pro tip: The publisher of CSS3 For Web Designers, A Book Apart, does a brilliant job of publishing relatively short, well written, worthwhile books focused around Web design and front–end Web development topics. I have found that even when I am pretty comfortable or confident with a particular topic, I always come away from their publications having learned something, gained perspective or bettered my skills. If you’re not familiar with A Book Apart, I recommend checking out their library.

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