Developing with CSS3 for Dummies Beta Readers Needed

I’m starting a new book project for a book named CSS3 For Dummies. This is going to be an amazing book for developers who are frustrated reading through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) books that are created for designers. Instead of focusing on creating new pages with interesting artistic elements, this book is designed around a developer who needs to make a page look professional and easy to navigate in the shortest time possible. Yes, you’ll get all the same sorts of information as those other books provide, but in a form that makes it easy for developers to work with CSS3.

This is a novice level book at the outset, but quickly moves toward intermediate level tasks. You’ll begin by learning the basics of CSS3, with an emphasis on what makes CSS3 unique. However, after you work through this introductory information, the pace quickly changes from other books you might have seen in the past. The book will focus on using third party libraries to create great results quickly. You’ll discover that there are all sorts of tricks you can use to get precisely the kind of presentation you want without spending hours to do it as you would when starting from scratch. The best part about this approach is that the vendor supporting the third party library takes responsibility for ensuring the layouts work on a wide range of platforms with all sorts of browsers; a task that can trip up even the best designer.

I’m assuming that you’ve at least looked at a few Web pages in the past, that you have some idea of what tags are and know the basic tags for a Web page (such as <html>, <head>, and <body>). I’m not assuming very much. You also need to know how to use your computer with some degree of competency. I’m looking for readers of any platform that supports HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. If you want to test my code on a smartphone, please do. I’m specifically targeting the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms with this book, so I’d love to hear from developers in any of these environments.

It’s important to remember that beta readers provide direct input on my books while I’m writing them. In short, you get to help shape the final form of my book. Every beta reader comment is carefully considered and I implement as many of your suggestions as possible. Your input is incredibly important at this phase and unlike many other reader suggestions, you’ll see the results in the final product, rather than as a post on my blog after the fact.

Don’t worry about me bugging you for input. You sign up, I send the manuscript your way, and then, if you choose to provide suggestions on a particular chapter, you send the suggestions back to me. During the author review process (when I answer the questions of all of my editors), I’ll incorporate your suggestions. If you have any desire to work with CSS3 and would like to be a beta reader for this book, ask for details at


Author: John

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 99 books and over 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Web security book, discussions of how to manage big data using data science, a Windows command -line reference, and a book that shows how to build your own custom PC. His technical editing skills have helped over more than 67 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Software Quality Connection, DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer. Be sure to read John’s blog at When John isn’t working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. John also likes making wine and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, he makes glycerin soap and candles, which comes in handy for gift baskets. You can reach John on the Internet at John is also setting up a website at Feel free to take a look and make suggestions on how he can improve it.