Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems” as Want to Read:
CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems

by
4.60  ·  Rating details ·  329 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Based on two popular talks from author Lea Verou--including "CSS3 Secrets: 10 things you may not know about CSS"--this practical guide provides intermediate to advanced CSS developers with more than 40 undocumented techniques and tips for using CSS3 to create better websites.

The talks that spawned this book have been top-rated by attendees in every conference they were
...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published July 3rd 2015 by O'Reilly Media (first published August 25th 2014)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about CSS Secrets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about CSS Secrets

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.60  · 
Rating details
 ·  329 ratings  ·  19 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems
Juhamatti
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
I think this is the best CSS book I have encountered. Book presents 47 everyday design problems with well thought out alternative solutions using latest CSS features.

First chapter gives short introduction on how CSS standards are formed and presents some best practices for writing CSS. That introduction chapter itself changed the way how I have been thinking the DRY principle regarding CSS. Before my interpretation of DRY CSS did limit in clever use of selectors etc to maximize re-usability /
...more
Douglas Fenstermacher
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the best book on CSS I have ever read. It changed the way I style websites before I had finished the first chapter. I would recommend it to anyone who already has a working knowledge of CSS but is looking for a more thorough understanding.
Arturo Tadeo
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very technical book, a must read for web designers and developers.

Radimir Bitsov
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: programming
Without a doubt the best book about CSS I've ever read. It presents solutions for problems that every front-end developer is facing constantly. The structure is perfect, the examples are really well crafted and the author is one of the most respected persons in the community, with numerous articles and conference talks on this topic.
Marian
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bought this on a whim (Amazon lightning deal) last year because I'm a CSS geek and have been following Verou on her blog for some time.

First off, this is not a book for beginners. What you have here is true to Verou's brand - the "cutting edge" of CSS technology. Even as someone who's worked with CSS for a decade, I found much of the subject matter to be complex (some of the concepts are explained mathematically) and certainly stretching my knowledge of CSS.

If however you love CSS as a markup
...more
Shayuna
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i'm not a professional procrastinator, but with this review i surely made it to the big fella's league.
i delayed the review, because on the one hand it was obvious that this book is a really good source of info.
the book is full of updated knowledge and years of experience, of the author and others all around the digital landscape. it is balancing great between theory and practice. it is addressing current obstacles standing in the way of almost everyone trying to build a modern website, e.g. :
...more
Scott J Pearson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First, this work is intended for a very niche audience. It is for computer programmers who are web designers and who want to learn not just basic CSS (how webpages are currently styled) but advanced CSS. As becomes the O’Reilly book series, Verou is fortunately a master of CSS and of technical communication. Her wit makes learning how to make the most out of CSS entertaining, intriguing, and extensible to new situations.

Verou, a member of the W3C CSS Working Group, provides 47 “secrets” that
...more
Angelina
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clear examples of CSS. Helpful book!
kirill bytin
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All front end developers should read it
Vlad Ardelean
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tech
Lots of tricks and helpful advice. Lots of references. Provides historical context and insights into the future. Not made for reading cover-to-cover. Not for beginners.
Akram Mahmoud
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect!
Filip Rastovic
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Cool book, learned a lot about writing DRY css.
Joseph Rex
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
CSS Secrets is a manual for anyone with a good fundamental knowledge of CSS. It is like a dictionary I'll hold on to for years to come
Patrick Wiseman
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lea Verou if you've had the pleasure of following her amazing career on the internet has skyrocketed to being among the freshest thinkers in the bleeding edge of web standards. Following her on Twitter is an endless source of inspiration, well thought out commentary on standards, and simply a great way to stay on top of the latest and greatest.

This book combines a fresh take on some of everyday CSS problems and better ways to solve them. Lea is painstakingly familiar with the standards, how
...more
Elias
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Neat book.

First chapter is great, I found useful the CSS coding tips about maintainability and DRY -- the most important idea from the book, really. It highlights (with examples!) the importance of understanding how the CSS rules work together and some mechanisms (e.g. proper units, currentColor, inherit) that empower you to reduce and sometimes even eliminate the dependance of values from each other, minimizing the amount of edits necessary to make a necessary change.

The remaining chapters are
...more
Eric
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For a library rental, this was really enjoyable. It's basically just 47 "secrets" that were written by somebody very close to the CSS spec. It reinforces the DRY principle and shows why and how it got there, which is always nice to see as a programmer.
Jason
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, reference
Numerous really useful, but not obvious, solutions to very common issues with page design. Everything is explained in great detail with complete example code.
Leonid Prokopchuk
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Most used tricky CSS techniques just in once place. Totally worth reading for web-developer of any level.
Denys Yarovyi
rated it liked it
May 27, 2019
Philip Joubert
rated it really liked it
May 02, 2016
c g santos
rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2016
JS
rated it really liked it
Mar 04, 2018
Adrienne S
rated it it was amazing
Nov 04, 2017
Allen Goodreds
rated it it was amazing
May 02, 2018
vick kumar
rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2017
Jorrvaskr
rated it it was amazing
Apr 10, 2019
Marlon Bernardes
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2016
Pete Smaluck
rated it it was amazing
Dec 18, 2015
Milan Mar
rated it it was amazing
Oct 17, 2016
Karel
rated it liked it
Apr 17, 2018
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Refactoring UI
  • Inclusive Design Patterns - Coding Accessibility Into Web Design
  • Web Design with Html, Css, JavaScript and Jquery Set
  • JavaScript and jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
  • Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
  • Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
  • HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
  • Hardboiled Web Design
  • On Web Typography
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk
  • Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
  • Responsive Web Design
  • CSS Master
  • The Little Book That Beats the Market
  • El señor Ibrahim y las flores del Corán
See similar books…

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »
“understanding the process of finding a solution is far more valuable than the solution itself.” 0 likes
More quotes…