CSS Floating
Floats and Float Shapes
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2016
Pages: 48

While flowing text around images is certainly nothing new, with CSS you can float any element, from images to paragraphs to lists. In this practical guide, author Eric Meyer reveals some interesting—and surprising—ways to use CSS floats in your web design, including the latest capability to flow content past non-rectangular float shapes.

Short and sweet, 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 Floating, you’ll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it’s released. Why wait? Learn how to bring life to your web pages now.

  • Learn the characteristics of floated elements, and CSS rules for using them
  • Be aware of certain rule exceptions when applying floats to your design, including the use of negative margins
  • Use the clear property to prevent floats from affecting elements in the next section of the document
  • Create floating boxes in non-rectangular shapes, including rounded corners, circles, ellipses, and even polygons
  • Define float shapes with transparent or opaque images
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    Comments about oreilly CSS Floating:

    Eric Meyer knows his stuff. Floats is old school and CSS layout has used it as defacto since rejecting table layout. Soon we will get CSS grids. The information in this book is correct. If their is a float zen master then Eric Meyer is it. This book though is part of a Definitive Guide. If you need to understand floats now, buy this book. If you can wait for the Definitive Guide, please do so.

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      Comments about oreilly CSS Floating:

      This book concentrated on CSS2 with the occasional mention of CSS2.1 and even CSS1. It was sof ar out of date it should have been deleted, rather than sold.
      I have nothing positive to say about this book.

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