Advanced CSS Books recommendations

over 8 years ago from , Freelance Frontend Developer

Hey DN, Im heading on holiday for 6 weeks and would like some non-practical advanced CSS books to add to my kindle. Does anyone have any recommendations?

or books regarding SASS, BEM, OOCSS etc would be great.


  • Suganth SSuganth S, over 8 years ago

    Relax and Enjoy your holiday :)

    18 points
    • Chris Winch, over 8 years ago

      haha i know, i know. Im gonna have a lot of downtime and would like to use it to further my skills a bit as i never have time when i'm chockablock with client work.

      1 point
  • Raffaello SanzioRaffaello Sanzio, over 8 years ago

    There are two titles I'd recommend:

    "How I stopped worrying about CSS and enjoyed my vacation" by Christopher Winch.


    "What a great advice!" by Suganth S.

    Have a good time, sir!

    6 points
  • Andy ChipperfieldAndy Chipperfield, over 8 years ago

    I'd recommend SMACCS by Jonathan Snook - https://smacss.com/ and CSS3 Pushing the Limits by Stephen Greig; both great reads.

    2 points
    • Chris Winch, over 8 years ago

      Thanks, these seem to be exactly what i'm looking for, ill see if i can get them for my kindle :)

      0 points
  • Andrew Johnson, over 8 years ago


    I don't know of any OOCSS books, but that book on SASS is a nice starter. It'll set you on the right track, if you've just been using the most obvious features of SASS — like those wonderful nested selectors, even if they aren't the most performant option.

    Sorry everyone else, but I know this man's pain. My vacations are spent messing about with itty bitty personal projects using technology I've never used before. It is the most rewarding way to spend chunks of that brain-off time. If I just let my mind sit idle I get bored and bitter with myself, but if I spend my vacation time leisurely building up little one-pagers that the rest of the world will never see, it somehow feels more relaxing than forcing myself not to touch the web at all.

    1 point
    • Chris Winch, over 8 years ago

      Thanks for your suggestion.. Ill have a look, i think SASS for web designers will be a little too basic for what i'm looking for. I already know SASS but was looking to get into the more advanced side of things like loops etc..

      I wont have a computer with me also, so it'll be all theory but i'm glad you get that i like to spend my downtime thinking about design. It makes me feel inspired to get right back into it when I'm home again :)

      0 points