Book Review: CSS3 For Web Designers
I’ve always been a proponent of fusing design with development, and now I support that more than ever. In the right hands, or with the right design/dev partnership, CSS3 could be an amazing toolset for designers. The funny thing is, I don’t see how implementing this logic in a stylesheet is any harder than remembering all those Photoshop filters.
I would almost call this book a must-read for any designer who has touched UI design or likes making websites. The possibilities of CSS3 have not even been fully explored in the web realm, and this book only touches on what it can do. What I especially like about this book is that it breaks down all the different capabilities of CSS3 with easy examples and uncomplicated explanations. This is just what I need, because I definitely prefer these books to straight tutorials, like W3Schools, which is actually a great resource for code, but doesn’t use any interesting, real-life examples or delve into why we should be learning the material. CSS3 for Web Designers is part tutorial, part evangelism for this very cool and still very new development in web design. So it’s hard to read this book and not get excited about the subject matter.