In the current scenario of cut-throat competition, the web designers are faced with the challenge of delivering unique and well-optimized web solutions for e-commerce applications.The launch of CSS3 enabled the web design engineers to foray in to new heights of designing and development. This is one of the coolest technology which produces well-documented codes for pixel perfect and search engine friendly web sites.
Cascading style sheets and HTML are compatible with w3C validation standards and helps in binding the data and design in strong markup languages. The latest version released in CSS series is CSS3.Style sheets makes it easy to manage all the layout and design specifications of large websites with chunks of style documents. As all the design layout is kept in a single CSS file, it is easy to make changes in the site too.
Highlights of CSS3
Let's see what are the main additions to the armory of CSS3 technology which gives the web designer an edge over other languages.
This property in the set of features of CSS3 allows to define numerical measurements to the border, thus allowing to get fine and rounded borders for the elements. It is possible to specify the exact radius of a border element, not just hypothetical definitions.
One of the most interesting feature of CSS3 is the capability to drop or apply box shadow effects on various elements. This adds to the beauty aspects as well as usability factor of the website. Dropping box shadow effects helps in differentiating and high lighting important features out of the many, in the web page.
This is like 'Old wine in new bottle' because web fonts was already in CSS2 .But in CSS3, it was further modified and advanced to give more creative freedom to the web designer. It made possible to specify Open fonts and True type fonts in the website rather than just using Embedded open types.
Here, the designer can achieve maximum impact to highlighted text by adding shadow property to texts in the web page. This can be done by adding color and radius too.CSS3, thus provides good working scalability without using Photoshop for creating special effects in the web page.
Another notable feature that helps to bypass photoshop is by adding back ground gradients in the web page. The designer can specify various gradients like top, bottom, or from left to right and vice-verse. It provides a very illusive and profound effect to the web page from the designer's perspective.
Multiple background effect:
The gradient property helps in rendering a multiple background effect as you can specify different gradients and colors to fill the background element.
The ability to control the transparency of an element is the most popular aspect of CSS3 and also the most powerful one as far a web designer is considered.
It is believed that the domain of web solutions is ever changing and the related technologies are also undergoing constant evolution.CSS3 will be greatly beneficial for the web designer to create more innovative and user friendly web sites.
Ethan Dao is the managing partner of a successful joint affiliated venture, MNMLIT, a leading New York web development company providing SEO friendly web design and development solutions for international clients.
Author: Kabir Bedi / Posted: 23-09-2011