CSS Optimization Basics

Published on April 12, 2018 (↻ February 5, 2024), filed under (RSS feed).

Tip: EPUB and PDF, with updates, at Leanpub.

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 and PDF), $7.99
Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $7.99
Preview Select chapters (PDF, 139 KB)
Extras Source code
Length 42 pages (PDF)
Sellers Amazon
Apple Books
Kobo
Google Play Books
Leanpub
Gumroad
License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International)
ISBN 978-0-9911480-5-9
Latest version 1.4.26

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:

  • Acknowledgments
  • 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
  • Resources
    • Tools
    • Websites
    • Books
  • Feedback
  • About the Author
  • About CSS Optimization Basics

❧ 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.

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma. I love trying things, not only in web development, but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

If you have a question or suggestion about what I write, please leave a comment (if available) or a message. Thank you!