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"Adaptive website design not just presents the clearest, most lovely rationalization of revolutionary enhancement I've ever learn, it's additionally packed choked with functional knowledge pumped at once into your neocortex via Aaron's hot and pleasant writing type. should you aren't already utilizing innovative enhancement to construct web content, you quickly will be." --Jeremy Keith, writer, HTML5 for net Designers
"Finally. revolutionary enhancement defined with an ideal stability of idea and perform. Aaron's take-aways may have you progressively-enhancing your markup, kind and behaviour with ease." --Dan Cederholm, writer, CSS3 For net Designers
"With this forward-thinking publication Aaron indicates us that anybody can produce obtainable, attractive internet stories with no sacrificing their goals. via revolutionary enhancement, he'll aid you carry designs to lifestyles with out compromising the integrity of content material. I've been studying from Aaron for a few years, and recommend you do the same." --Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery
"You pay attention the time period 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied approximately as an exceptional factor, and it totally is. even if, few assets disguise the breadth of the subject in addition to this ebook does. Adaptive website design comprises the superior and broadest insurance in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." --Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The artwork and technological know-how of CSS

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Like magic. Aligning the element To help the icon line up with the text correctly (we want it to be centered vertically), we add the following CSS rule: d/eicw ^]_gcnkqj`62527 ranpe_]h)]hecj6ie``ha7 y 26 HEADINGS That ensures the image will align to the middle of the text contained within the 8d/:. Figure 2-10 shows the resulting heading. Figure 2-10. The resulting transparent image with CSS background applied 2 I bring up this particular solution for another notable reason—background colors that are specified in CSS show up behind any images that are either coded inline on the page or also specified in CSS.

A heading with background image and color applied This trick becomes especially handy when placing little rounded corners or decorative images on a page where color is concerned. These nonessential images are then completely contained in the CSS file and are easily swappable if an update happens in the future. Easy work now, less work later. I liked the idea so much, I ended up creating a customizable icon set based on this concept, where the purchaser can enter an HTML hex color code, creating a set of stock icons that will fit their own site's palette.

Extra credit For extra credit, let’s look at a few different ways we can take advantage of our marked-up grocery list, using CSS to style it several different ways. We’ll throw away defaults, add custom bullets, and then turn it horizontal for a few navigation bar ideas. ” No need to revert to old habits—we can continue to use our structured unordered list and let CSS turn off the bullets and indenting (if that sort of thing floats your boat). The key here is to keep our list structured, and then let CSS handle presentation details.

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