CSS Text
Styling Your Words
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 2013
Pages: 56

As a web designer, you probably spend more time working with text than any other element. With this concise guide, you’ll learn CSS3 properties for changing the appearance of text without altering the font face—including horizontal and vertical alignment, text transformation, word and letter spacing, text wrapping, and the direction of text flow.

This book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of CSS Text, you’ll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it’s released. Why wait, when you can start manipulating text on your pages right away?

  • Use properties for indenting and aligning lines of text
  • Control the leading between lines of text beyond the font’s size
  • Change the amount of space between words and individual characters
  • Add underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and other effects
  • Instruct browsers to prioritize speed, legibility, or geometric precision when rendering text
  • Learn how and when to suppress automatic hyphenation
  • Determine the direction that text flows, including left-to-right and top-to-bottom
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5.0

Clear and concise

By Old Crone

from Nova Scotia

About Me Designer, Developer, Educator

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice
    • Student

    Comments about oreilly CSS Text:

    After reading this section of the CSS book-to-be, I am looking forward to the rest of the book. It is really convenient to have all this current information available in one package. I like the writing style - simple and direct. There are just enough examples to support the text. If I wish to look deeper into anything, the text gives me a good selection of search terms to use.

     
    3.0

    Just CSS Text clauses right and wrongs

    By Jose Manuel

    from Spain

    About Me Designer, Developer, Maker

    Pros

    • Discover How Text Works
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Text Properties Don't
    • Text Properties Work

    Cons

    • Get Full Style Picture
    • Too basic

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly CSS Text:

    As anyone faced writing CSS has experienced, Text elements and others, not always work as reported in official specifications,
    nor do in the same way in different of most-popular browsers.

    This book, mostly intended for advanced users, is short, fast to read and easy to follow. Walks trough CSS Text properties, displaying examples after explanations.

    Can save you time to find out by yourself what to expect when using CSS Text styles, such as with the 'text-decoration' property.
    Is different from 'Poket References' series books.

    It would be more useful if additionally detailed, and if it presented formatting Web page cases when Text properties are used in conjunction with other CSS elements,
    be more practical and could grant then 4/5 stars.

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