A List Apart

Issue № 318

It’s the CSS, silly. Refresh your basic CSS positioning know-how, then get a juicy taste of CSS3 transitions.

CSS Positioning 101


If you’re a front end developer or a designer who likes to code, CSS-based layouts are at the very core of your work. Designer slash developer Noah Stokes scrutinizes the CSS position property to show how you can use it to create standards-compliant, table-free CSS layouts. Test or refresh your knowledge of static, relative, absolute, fixed, and inherited positioning, and how they work together to create any web layout the mind can conceive.

Understanding CSS3 Transitions


From advanced selectors to generated content to the triumphant return of web fonts, and from gradients, shadows, and rounded corners to full-blown animations, CSS3 is a universe of creative possibilities. No one can better guide you through these galaxies than world-renowned designer, author, and CSS superstar Dan Cederholm of SimpleBits and Dribbble fame.  We are delighted to present an excerpt from his new book (and the second publication from A Book Apart), CSS3 For Web Designers.

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