ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3)

Definition - What does Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3) mean?

Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3) is the iteration of the CSS standard used in the styling and formatting of Web pages. CSS3 incorporates the CSS2 standard with some changes and improvements.

A key change is the division of standard into separate modules, which makes it easier to learn and understand. As of February 2014, the standard is still under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), but a number of the CSS3 properties have been implemented in the latest versions of some Web browsers.

Techopedia explains Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3)

CSS3 makes changes to how some visual elements are implemented and rendered by a browser. However, it is not a single hugely unwieldy specification, unlike CSS2. CSS3 is separated into separate modules to facilitate development. This means that the specification comes out in chunks, with more stable modules than others.

Some would be ready for recommendation, while others would be marked as under development drafts, the most recent of which were published as early as June 1999.

Some of the major modules of CSS3 are:

  • Box model

  • Image values and replaced content

  • Text effects

  • Selectors

  • Backgrounds and borders

  • Animations

  • User interface (UI)

  • Multiple column layout

  • 2D/3D transformations

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.