Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Style Sheets by Martine Dowden, Michael Dowden
You will learn how to use cascading, inheritance, pseudo-classes, pre-processors, and components to produce cleaner, DRY-er style sheets, and how to let these features work for you instead of leading you down the road of rule duplication and design inconsistencies. Embrace the clean, semantic HTML to make your code easier to read, while supporting accessibility and assistive technologies.
Separate the concerns of layout and style to simplify dynamic theming and white labeling, making you a marketing hero. Once you've finished this book you will have an advanced knowledge of CSS structures and architectural patterns that will take the pain out of style sheets for you (and your coworkers), and help you implement designs faster and easier than ever before.
What You'll Learn
- Understand the core CSS fundamentals of Inheritance, Cascading, and Specificity
- Work with architecture and design patterns for better organization and maintenance
- Maximize code reuse with CSS precompilers
- Review the strengths and weaknesses of popular architecture patterns
Primarily for front-end web developers and UI designers and anyone who works with CSS, particularly if they find it cumbersome and inelegant. It’s also suitable for software architects and tech leads who are responsible for the maintainability of their code base.
Chapter 2: Rules and Selectors
Chapter 3: Order of Importance
Chapter 4: Layouts
Chapter 5: Compatibility and Defaults
Chapter 6: Interactions and Transitions
Chapter 7: Preprocessors
Chapter 8: Frameworks, Libraries, and jаvascript
Chapter 9: Architectural Patterns