Chapter 7 – Page Layout Basics
You've already configured centered page layout with CSS; we'll add to your toolbox of CSS page layout techniques in this chapter. You'll explore floating and positioning elements with CSS. You'll be introduced to a technique for configuring images called CSS sprites. You will also learn to use CSS to add interactivity to hyperlinks with pseudo-classes. Resource websites and chapter links are listed below.
- CSS-Tricks CSS Snippets
- 20 Fresh CSS3 Tutorials
- Brainjar CSS Positioning Tutorial
- Max Design - Listamatic
- CSS Sprites
- W3C CSS Learning List
- Front-end Development Tutorials
- 6 Keys to Understanding...
A sprite is an image file that contains multiple small graphics that are configured as background images for various web page elements using the CSS background-image, background-repeat, and background-position properties. The single image saves download time because the browser only needs to make one http request for the combined image instead of many requests for the individual smaller images. Check out the following resources for more informaiton on sprites:
- CSS Tricks CSS Sprites
- The Mystery of CSS Sprites
- CSS Sprites Generator
- CSS Sprite Generator
- Sprite Cow
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