In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Flexbox books and tutorials can help fill your brain this December and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- CSS: The Definitive Guide: Visual Presentation for the Web (2017)
- New Perspectives HTML5 and CSS3: Comprehensive (2017)
- CSS: The Missing Manual (2015)
- Jump Start Responsive Web Design: Modern Responsive Solutions (2017)
- Table Layout in CSS: CSS Table Rendering in Detail (2016)
- Flexible Boxes in CSS: Free Yourself with Flexbox (2016)
- Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development (2016)
- Grid Layout in CSS: Interface Layout for the Web (2016)
If you’re a web designer or app developer interested in sophisticated page styling, improved accessibility, and saving time and effort, this book is for you. This revised edition provides a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of the latest CSS specifications. CSS is a constantly evolving language for describing the presentation of web content on screen, printers, speech synthesizers, screen readers, and chat windows.
Author(s): Eric A. Meyer, Estelle Weyl
Now you can master Web page design as you learn from the unique, hands-on approach found in NEW PERSPECTIVES HTML5 AND CSS3: COMPREHENSIVE, 7E. Each tutorial in this complete book challenges you to put into practice the concepts you have just learned.
Author(s): Patrick M. Carey
CSS: The Missing Manual (2015)
CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device.
Author(s): David Sawyer McFarland
Author(s): Chris Ward
Author(s): Bonnie Eisenman
Isn’t table layout something web designers want to avoid? Yes, but rather than use tables for layout, this book is about the ways that tables themselves are laid out by CSS, a process more complicated than it appears. This concise guide takes you on a deep dive into the concepts necessary for understanding CSS and tables in your web layout, including table formatting, cell alignment, and table width. Short and deep, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide.
Author(s): Eric A. Meyer
Layout designers rejoice: CSS finally has an update that will make your lives easier. Flexible box layout, often called Flexbox, frees you from the challenges of creating layouts with floats and padding? and lets you specify containers and their contents instead. The new model means you can specify the directions in which material flows, how content wraps, and the ways components can expand to fill a space. Whether you’ve been creating large sites or small, fixed sites or responsive sites, flexbox will simplify your work.
Author(s): Estelle Weyl
Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development (2016)
PhoneGap is a useful and flexible tool that enables you to create complex hybrid applications for mobile platforms. In addition to the core technology, there is a large and vibrant community that creates third-party plugins that can take your app to the next level. This book will guide you through the process of creating a complex data-driven hybrid mobile application using PhoneGap, web technologies, and third-party plugins.
Author(s): Kerri Shotts
CSS has had a layout-shaped hole at its center since the beginning. Designers have bent features such as float and clear to help fill that hole, but nothing has quite done the job. Now that’s about to change. With this concise guide, you’ll learn how to use CSS grid layout, a generalized system that lets you lay out pieces of your design independent of their document source order and with full awareness of the overall design. Short and deep, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide.
Author(s): Eric A. Meyer
Best Flexbox Books You Should Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Flexbox books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Flexbox in CSS
Author(s): Estelle Weyl
ID: 2119414, Publisher: O’Reilly, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Flexbox for Responsive Web Design: How to build websites that work on any browser and any device
Author(s): Berman, Harvey
ID: 2143188, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: azw3
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.