Jens Oliver Meiert

CSS Optimization Basics

Post from April 12, 2018 (↻ December 2, 2020), filed under .

It’s done—my latest and secret fourth “little book” is now available: CSS Optimization Basics.

The quick story: I’ve always wanted to jot down what I deemed important about optimizing style sheets. Over the last few months I did. When my publisher, O’Reilly, decided not to take the manuscript—it didn’t fit their strategy (if it wasn’t too Jens-style swift)—I opted to run another self-publishing experiment. Therefore, this time, you have access to the book source at GitHub, and you can purchase the book for what you want at Leanpub.

Format and Price Ebook (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), $7.99 (flexible price)
Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $7.99
Preview Selected chapters (PDF, 117 KB)
Extras Source code
Length 39 pages (PDF)
Language English
ISBN 978-0-9911480-5-9
All suppliers Amazon
Google Play Books
Leanpub
Gumroad
Payhip
SitePoint

Very good book

…say readers at SitePoint.

Description

The cover of “CSS Optimization Basics.”

Are you unsure about your style sheets’ quality, or whether you’ve maxed out your options? CSS Optimization Basics covers the necessary mindsets, discusses the main optimization methods, and presents useful resources to write higher quality CSS.

👉 This is the book if you care about the craft of writing CSS, and enjoy optimizing style sheets.

The outline:

  • Introduction
    • Why Optimization Is Important
    • What’s Not Covered by Optimization
  • Development Mindsets
    • Do One Thing Really, Really Well
    • Know Your Needs
    • Stay in the Present
    • Keep It Simple
    • Automate
  • Operational Optimization
    • Understandability
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Maintainability
  • Production Optimization
    • Performance
    • Output Control
  • Overview
    • Tools and References
  • Feedback
  • About the Author

All ebook formats, with updates, at Leanpub.

❧ Thanks once more to Tony Ruscoe, to Markus Käding, as well as any future contributors who spot the mistakes I’m certain to have made.

About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on April 29, 2020.

I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m a web developer and author. I love trying things (sometimes involving philosophy, art, or adventure). Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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Perhaps my most relevant book: CSS Optimization Basics (2018). Writing CSS is a craft. As craftspeople we strive to write high quality CSS. In CSS Optimization Basics I lay out some of the most important aspects of such CSS. (Also available in a bundle with Upgrade Your HTML and The Web Development Glossary.)

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