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By Eric A. Meyer

As an online fashion designer, you possibly spend extra time operating with textual content than the other point. With this concise consultant, you’ll examine CSS3 homes for altering the looks of textual content with out changing the font face—including horizontal and vertical alignment, textual content transformation, notice and letter spacing, textual content wrapping, and the course of textual content flow.

This booklet is an excerpt from the approaching fourth version of CSS: The Definitive consultant. in case you buy both the print or the booklet version of CSS textual content, you’ll obtain a chit at the whole Definitive consultant as soon as it’s published. Why wait, if you can begin manipulating textual content in your pages correct away?
• Use homes for indenting and aligning traces of textual content
• keep an eye on the prime among traces of textual content past the font’s measurement
• swap the quantity of area among phrases and person characters
• upload underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and different results
• tutor browsers to prioritize velocity, legibility, or geometric precision while rendering textual content
• find out how and whilst to suppress automated hyphenation
• be sure the path that textual content flows, together with left-to-right and top-to-bottom

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By Eric A. Meyer

As an online fashion designer, you possibly spend extra time operating with textual content than the other point. With this concise consultant, you’ll examine CSS3 homes for altering the looks of textual content with out changing the font face—including horizontal and vertical alignment, textual content transformation, notice and letter spacing, textual content wrapping, and the course of textual content flow.

This booklet is an excerpt from the approaching fourth version of CSS: The Definitive consultant. in case you buy both the print or the booklet version of CSS textual content, you’ll obtain a chit at the whole Definitive consultant as soon as it’s published. Why wait, if you can begin manipulating textual content in your pages correct away?
• Use homes for indenting and aligning traces of textual content
• keep an eye on the prime among traces of textual content past the font’s measurement
• swap the quantity of area among phrases and person characters
• upload underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and different results
• tutor browsers to prioritize velocity, legibility, or geometric precision while rendering textual content
• find out how and whilst to suppress automated hyphenation
• be sure the path that textual content flows, together with left-to-right and top-to-bottom

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As of this writing, the CSS3 Text Module is a Candidate Recommendation, and it addresses this point with a new property called writing-mode, which was poorly supported as of mid-2013. Although ltr is the default, it is expected that if a browser is displaying right-to-left text, the value will be changed to rtl. Thus, a browser might carry an internal rule stating something like the following: *:lang(ar), *:lang(he) {direction: rtl;} The real rule would be longer and encompass all right-to-left languages, not just Arabic and Hebrew, but it illustrates the point.

Use word-spacing with care. Figure 24. Really wide word spacing Letter Spacing Many of the issues you encounter with word-spacing also occur with letterspacing. The only real difference between the two is that letter-spacing modifies the space between characters, or letters. letter-spacing Values: | normal | inherit Initial value: normal Applies to: All elements Inherited: Yes Computed value: For length values, the absolute length; otherwise, normal As with the word-spacing property, the permitted values of letter-spacing include any length.

As of this writing, the CSS3 Text Module is a Candidate Recommendation, and it addresses this point with a new property called writing-mode, which was poorly supported as of mid-2013. Although ltr is the default, it is expected that if a browser is displaying right-to-left text, the value will be changed to rtl. Thus, a browser might carry an internal rule stating something like the following: *:lang(ar), *:lang(he) {direction: rtl;} The real rule would be longer and encompass all right-to-left languages, not just Arabic and Hebrew, but it illustrates the point.

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