CSS: The Missing Manual (4th Edition) by David McFarland

By David McFarland

CSS permits you to create professional-looking web content, yet studying its finer issues could be tricky—even for pro net builders. This totally up-to-date version presents the main smooth and powerful tips, methods, and tutorial-based guideline on CSS on hand at the present time. the best way to use new instruments akin to Flexbox and Sass to construct web content that glance nice and run speedy on any machine or cellular gadget. excellent for informal and skilled designers alike.

The vital belongings you have to know:

commence with the fundamentals. Write CSS-friendly HTML, together with the HTML5 tags well-known by means of today’s browsers.
layout for cellular units. Create websites that glance nice while viewers use them at the go.
Make your pages give you the results you want. upload animations that catch the mind's eye, and types that get the task done.
Take keep an eye on of web page layouts. Use specialist layout ideas reminiscent of floats and positioning.
Make your layouts extra versatile. layout web content with Flexbox that vary to diversified units and monitor sizes.
paintings extra successfully. Write much less CSS code and paintings with smaller records, utilizing Syntactically remarkable Stylesheets (Sass).

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tag and type style="color: #6A94CC;". The tag should look like this:

The style attribute is HTML, not CSS, so you use the equal sign after it and enclose all of the CSS code inside quotes. Only the stuff inside the quotes is CSS. In this case, you’ve added a property named color—which affects the color of text—and you’ve set that property to #6A94CC, a hexadecimal code for defining a color that’s blue. ) The colon separates the property name from the property value that you want.

Sure, is great for marking up computer program code, but most folks would find a tag handier. Too bad there isn’t one. Fortunately, HTML provides several “structural” tags that let you better identify and group content, and, in the process, provide “handles” that let you attach CSS styles to different page elements. Two of those tags—

and —have been around nearly since the beginning of HTML. HTML5 introduced a much wider range of tags that let you group content that serves a particular function, like the

tag, which you can use to group supplementary information like a copyright notice, contact information, or a list of resources.

Hit the Tab key, and type color: #6A94CC;. You’ve typed the same style property as the inline version—color—and set it to #6A94CC;. The final semicolon marks the end of the property declaration. NOTE Technically, you don’t have to put the style property on its own line, but it’s a good idea. With one property per line, it’s a lot easier to quickly scan a style sheet and see all the properties for each style. Also, the tab is another helpful visual organizing technique (you can also insert a few spaces instead).

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