CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide - Vicki Murley

CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide

By Vicki Murley

  • Release Date: 2013-10-16
  • Genre: Internet
Score: 4.5
From 90 Ratings


If you're a web developer looking to create content that goes beyond typical gridded layouts, then this is the book for you. 

Strong knowledge of CSS transforms is essential for creating interesting layouts and rich animations in web content for ebooks, native apps, and of course websites. This book takes you through each piece of the technology, with interactive examples along the way that illustrate key concepts, illuminate details, and solidify understanding. Whether you're a beginner who is looking to enhance a single web page or an experienced programmer who has gotten an unexpected result when dabbling with CSS transforms, you'll learn something new from this book.  "CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide" also touches on the history of this technology, browser support, and web standards in general. After reading this book, you'll have a complete understanding of the technology.


  • Lucid, concise, elegant.

    By misterdham
    This is a great book that presents a complex topic clearly. The interactive examples are very helpful.
  • The definitive guide!

    By Timothy Hatcher
    Vicki knows her stuff and disseminates it well in this thorough book. Be sure to also get the sequel — CSS Animation: An Interactive Guide — to see how to animate transforms and other stuff with CSS.
  • Transformed my learning of CSS

    By Hao Do
    The best iBook on CSS Transforms ever! Great instructional design and layout. Killer iBook for Mac OS X & iPad.
  • Awesome

    By appsbyjohn.com
    It is so nice to learn with a format like this. I wish every technical book was crafted with this much care.
  • Simple and accurate

    By BradyRope
    The best kind of resource. Simple, straightforward, and accurate. A good introduction, and a handy reference to keep around.
  • Informative

    By mully007
    Straight forward and easy to read. I’m just learning CSS and found this really helpful.
  • Insanely Great!

    By fichek
    I expected this to be a great book considering its author’s experience and love for web technologies, but my expectations were greatly exceeded. It’s beautiful, well written and full of great tips, but it’s also an amazing interactive demo of not just CSS transforms, but of what ebook can look/work like too. You should download this book and play with it even if you are not interested in its topic!
  • Playful and powerful!

    By sfdavez
    The attention to detail is amazing and fun. Take the time to explore the interactive features in this book. You'll certainly smile at what CSS can do.
  • Solid eBook gold for modern web people

    By TheWindIsRising
    This is an exquisite example of why multitouch and ePub 3 books were invented. Beautiful, clear, comprehensive, interactive and better presented here than in the multitude of places on the web you can go to piece this knowledge together. This is the first next-gen eBook that really trumped other media fir utility for me, in a sense, being in itself a killer app. If you are a web dev or want to be, this 4 dollars is simply essential. Ms. Murley has always been a key resource for us, like an angel at WWDC and in the forums, introducing and clarifying the latest, greatest powers of webkit over and over. She brought the fire and taught us how to cook. This is where she takes that same ball and hits it out of the park. Most of this I already know, but getting to understand it took so long. Even so, in 2 minutes, I still learned new things in this book! Insanely great!
  • Excellent Book

    By Vadikoff71
    Excellent Book , Amazing design, Love it Thank you