By Rachel Andrew, Owen Gregory, Nathan Ford
Author note: Owen Gregory (Editor), Nathan Ford (Editor)
In the previous few years we've seen an excellent step forward in what we will in attaining with CSS – net fonts, gradients, shadows and media queries at the moment are a part of our daily toolkit.
CSS structure itself, although, has moved on little. builders have experimented with utilizing demonstrate: desk and reveal: inline-block for structure, so as to mitigate the restrictions of layouts in response to absolute positioning and floats. but, those equipment look as very like hacks as these they fight to exchange, and are available with their very own problems.
The way forward for CSS format appears to be like some distance brighter. during this little ebook Rachel covers a number of the interesting modules which are a part of the CSS3 specification. They promise a destiny the place we will be able to lay out components to a grid and simply in achieving the targets of equivalent peak columns or spreading content material frivolously throughout a web page.
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