The Book & The Author

About The Book

The Book of CSS3 cover CSS3 is the latest revi­sion of Cas­cad­ing Style Sheets, the lan­guage used to define the appear­ance and lay­out of web doc­u­ments. A still-evolving stand­ard, CSS3 pre­sents a mov­ing tar­get for de­vel­o­pers who need to stay abreast of which fea­tures are sup­por­ted by par­tic­u­lar web browsers.

The Book of CSS3 uses real-world examples to teach the fun­da­men­tals of the CSS3 spec­i­fi­ca­tion, high­light­ing the latest de­vel­op­ments and future fea­tures, while pay­ing close atten­tion to cur­rent browser implementations.

Each chapter exam­ines a dif­fer­ent CSS3 mod­ule, and teaches the read­er to use excit­ing new fea­tures like web fonts, back­ground images, gradi­ents, 2D and 3D trans­for­ma­tions, an­i­mat­ion, box effects, and more.

With in-depth code samples and detailed illus­tra­tions, The Book of CSS3 doesn’t waste time teach­ing the basics of the lan­guage, focus­ing instead on the ground-breaking new pos­sib­il­it­ies that CSS3 brings to the world of web design.

About The Author

Peter GasstonPeter Gasston has been a pro­fes­sional web developer for many years, start­ing at the height of the dot-com boom. He has worked freel­ance and per­man­ent for agen­cies and cor­por­a­tions, for cli­ents inc­luding Orange, Skype, Cisco Systems and the soc­cer club he pas­sion­ately fol­lows, Arsenal. He now works for digital agency Poke in Shoreditch, London.

He spe­cial­ises in front-end de­vel­op­ment, mostly HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is a firm pro­ponent of web stand­ards and semantic markup. He keeps his own blog about web tech­no­lo­gies, Broken Links, was a long-time writer at CSS3​.info, and has writ­ten for Dev.Opera and the UK web magazine, .net. He has given talks at London’s web devel­op­ment com­munity meet­ings and other pub­lic events, and aims to do more of this in the future.

Peter lives in London with his wife, Ana. He loves to read, any­thing from lit­er­at­ure to his­tory (espe­cially nat­ural his­tory and evol­u­tion) and psy­cho­logy, and is a big fan of inde­pend­ent com­ics and film. This is his first book.