An introduction to CSS3
What is CSS, yet alone CSS3?
Very briefly, CSS stands for ‘Cascading Style Sheets’ and is a mark-up language for altering and giving style to a website or elements within a website. The 3 represents the next generation/version of style sheet language.
It is very important to learn that while it is fun to learn and play with CSS3, it is still not yet fully supported in current browsers. This means that if you are to incorporate CSS3 in a live website, it would be a good idea to make sure there is fallback code for the browsers that are struggling to support it. See our Browser Compatibility Chart Below.
Why write about CSS3 if it’s not yet fully supported?
Because it’s nice learning new things ..and a few people have asked me how to get the rounded corners on their online profiles, etc. I explained how to do this with images and in CSS3 tutorials however like a snowball rolling down a hill, I’ve written a few more tutorials in hope that it may just help others out too.
Don’t just listen to me though! Eric Meyer is a fantastic chap who knows a good thing or two about CSS, among other things! There is a great interview with Eric here on Six Revisions discussing CSS3 and it is definitely worth the read!
The Zen Elements CSS3 Series
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