9 Great benefits to using CSS3

Published September 17, 2015 by CSS Newbies.

Since its last version, ccs2, Cascading Style Sheets have taken a huge leap forward with its latest version  CSS3. The fact that the new version enhances the look of a design project, but that’s just the beginning of what designers can do when using CSS3. Here is a look at some of the possibilities:

1. Compatible With Older Versions

One of the best features of CSS3 is the fact that it is compatible with older versions of the language. Designers won’t have to give up all their previous work with the predecessors of CSS3. The new language can be reworked on old modules too. However, there might be some speed issues during the conversion.

2. Simple and Independent

Unlike CSS2 (which came as one big package), CSS3 is made of small modules which makes the application easier and simpler to use. Selectors, Color, Box Model, Backgrounds and Borders, Text Effects, 2D/3D Transformations and user interface are some of the most useful modules that CSS3 offers.

3. View and Change Friendly

Since it is broken up into small modules, it’s simpler to change the parts individually without massively affecting the other components which don’t require any major changes. Another great advantage is the fact that it is compatible with all kinds of platforms and can be viewed with similar ease in mobile as well as PCs and tablets.

4. Speedy Development

Being an independent language which is not dependent on JavaScript, CSS3 loads a lot faster than its precursors. The language is pretty well compatible with all the browsers available. The individual modules also help in saving a lot of time during the development, implementation and end of production.

5. Platform Independent and Cross Browser Compatible

When it comes to being platform independent, nothing can beat CSS3. It takes independence to a new level. It also offers designers with special processes which allow them to design components in a very easy manner. Although not under the W3C standards, CSS3 shows compatibility with most of the browsers available which helps because the end users will have a huge range of browsers to choose from.

6. Attractive Backgrounds

Backgrounds are made exciting by the help of CSS3. It allows designers to choose from multiple backgrounds which can be applied with ease. The best part is that the background can be resized to fit the requirements of the project.

7. Borders and Texts

CSS3 allows designers to apply beautiful borders on the page or site they are creating. This helps in enhancing the appearance of the site. It also allows the application of various texts for the content. This helps in highlighting important information.

8. Images and Animations

Aside from easy coding, one of the best qualities of CSS3 is that it helps in enhancing the look of a website or pages immensely. It allows easy integration of the various images, which includes 3D, in the project. It also allows easy inclusion of videos and animations as well. Customization of the images can also be done with ease.

9. Testing the Features

Previous versions required a lot of time to test to detect issues and bugs. But with CSS3’s smaller modules, testing of the individual components becomes easy. Users can then integrate and run a quick compatibility test of all the parts individually. This saves a lot of time and hassle. This in turn requires lower turn out time and client satisfaction.


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