CSS Optimization Basics
Post from April 12, 2018 (↻ May 28, 2020), filed under Web Development.
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), “pay what you want” (suggested: $7.99)|
|Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $7.99|
|Preview||Selected chapters (PDF, 117 KB)|
|Length||38 pages (PDF)|
|Google Play Books|
Very good book
…say readers at SitePoint.
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.
- 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
- Operational Optimization
- Production Optimization
- Output Control
- Tools and References
- About the Author
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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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