We’ve all seen designs that take our breath away. In the past, these beautiful designs, when translated to the web, were often very image-heavy. In addition to slower load times, there was less effective SEO and decreased accessibility on top of the production bottlenecks caused by inevitable client changes. Rounded corners or drop shadows could cause a front-end developer to run shrieking from the room.
The evolution of CSS answers many of these design challenges. Stephanie and Greg will focus on some of these common design and UI challenges. Using real-world examples as a back drop, they will demystify new CSS3 capabilities and explore their creative possibilities.
Among the many tips and techniques, Stephanie and Greg will show you how to harness powerful new selectors that make your code more light-weight, and reduce bandwidth and http requests. You will see how to eliminate “image overhead” through the use of gradients, borders, rounded corners and shadows, as well as how to create impressive UI enhancements using pseudo-class transitions.