CSS Secrets book review
Lea Verou’s new book CSS Secrets is for frontend webdevelopers who use CSS in their daily work. The book assumes you already know, for example, CSS2 selectors, transforms and ::before/::after pseudo elements. But the book is still useful if you don’t. You do need to have a basic understanding of CSS, so if you’re still struggling with position: relative and position: absolute, you’ll better start with a beginner level book.
The book shows 47 “CSS Secrets”: problems you might encounter in your work and are not trivial to fix. This approach works very well. It’s much better than having long lists of features you still don’t know how to apply exactly. Every secret has nice illustrations and clear explanations of what the code does. With some secrets, Lea takes you through the thought process to the final solution.
Lea put a lot of effort in this book and it shows: the layout and illustrations are beautiful and I didn’t find any errors or inconsistencies, although I do find them in most other computer books.
This book is for everybody who knows CSS and want to keep up with the advances of browsers in the last couple of years. This book is not for people who thinks their current knowledge is enough or who rather read lists of features and specifications.
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