Workshop Detail

CSS3: What you need to know

Thursday - 9AM to 5PM

Web development without image editing software, IDs or classes? What was impossible 5...


years ago is almost simple to do with CSS3. Prototyping with CSS3 has made the development process fun again. Yes, there is new syntax to learn, and different browsers sometimes require slightly different markup, but the power is worth the pain. And, once you understand the syntax, there are tools so CSS3 isn't a memorization game. Improved development time, reduced maintenance costs, SEO, accessibility and site performance? What more could you ask for?

How about all of it, all in 1 day! In this full day workshop you will learn about the capabilities of CSS3, progressive design principles, time saving techniques, and debugging and development tools. Yes, we'll cover rounded corners, but this skills-based workshop will cover so much more, including selectors, fonts, media queries, performance, responsive features, background effects, gradients, animations, transitions and transformations.

What will be covered

  • Many advanced CSS3 features and the issues surrounding them, including:
  • Hacks, browser support and browser quirks
  • Tools for creating CSS3 (once you fully understand the syntax)
  • CSS Debuggers: Use browser tools to debug and pixel perfect

Who this workshop for

This workshop is targeted at designers and developers who already work with CSS, and perhaps even use some features of CSS3, and want to become really proficient in advanced features of CSS3.

What you'll need

  • Laptop with Chrome installed.


Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs. In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Kodakgallery, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog at She is the author of Mobile HTML5 (O'Reilly, January 2012) and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World (Sitepoint, May 2011). While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960's throwback abode.


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