With an abundance of real-world examples and a focus on the principles of good design, The Book of CSS3 will help you expand your CSS skills, as you learn how to:
* Style text with custom font choices, drop shadows, and other effects
* Create, position, and resize background images on the fly
* Spice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animations
* Apply 2D and 3D transformations to text and images
* Use linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitions
* Take control of layout with grids, columns, and flexible alignment
* Tailor a website’s appearance to every type of web-capable device
The companion website includes up-to-date browser compatibility charts, links to tutorials and resources, and live CSS3 examples.
The Web can be an ugly place. Make it pretty with The Book of CSS3.
It covers:Layout techniquesImages, backgrounds, textNavigationGetting fancy with CSS3
The book is built around a real-life example project: a recipe website design. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.
This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with CSS in no time.
Are you writing two websites – one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've already implemented your first 'RWD' but are struggling bring it all together? If so, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition gives you everything you need to take your web sites to the next level.
You'll need some HTML and CSS knowledge to follow along, but everything you need to know about Responsive Design and making great websites is included in the book!What You Will LearnUnderstand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web developmentHTML5 markup is cleaner, faster, and more semantically rich than anything that has come before - learn how to use it and its latest featuresIntegrate CSS3 media queries into your designs to use different styles for different media. You'll also learn about future media queries which are evolving in CSS4.Responsive images allow different images to be presented in different scenarios. We'll cover how to load different sets of images depending upon screen size or resolution and how to display different images in different contexts.Conquer forms! Add validation and useful interface elements like date pickers and range sliders with HTML5 markup alone.Implement SVGs into your responsive designs to provide resolution independent images, and learn how to adapt and animate themLearn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calcIn Detail
Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just 'work', regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.
The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition is an updated and improved guide that responds to the latest challenges and trends in web design, giving you access to the most effective approaches to modern responsive design.
Learn how to build websites with a “responsive and mobile first” methodology, allowing a website to display effortlessly on every device that accesses it. Packed with examples, and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for all things 'responsive'.
This updated new edition covers all the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built 'right' for today, but in the future too.
Chapter example code is all hosted on rwd.education, a dedicated site for the book, built by the author, using the approaches and techniques championed throughout.Style and approach
This book should be useful in two ways: as a 'read from the beginning and learn as you go' resource but also as a reference you can come back to in the months to come – when trying to remember this or that syntax or look up a link that may help you out of a development hell-hole.
To this end, rather than follow a single design through from chapter one and build on it incrementally until the end of the book, each chapter exists in relative isolation.
This means that code and examples are particular to each chapter and don't need to be considered along with what has gone before or after.
That doesn't mean that each chapter's techniques won't work in unison; the reference site for this book, rwd.education is an example of them all working in harmony.
However, by limiting the chapter examples to the topic at hand, it should be simpler for you to understand and reference the essence of each example and topic in the future.
The important stuff you need to know:Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
If you already know some HTML and CSS and understand the principles of responsive web design, this book is for you. There's something here for you to learn regardless of if you're a web designer or web developer, or whether you're a seasoned expert web professional.What You Will LearnInstall and use Sass with SCSS syntax to create your CSSUse HTML5 tags the right way for the right type of contentEnhance the experience of users with assistive technology with ARIA rolesDesign with desktop-first approach but implement with mobile-first methodologyFor your layouts, either create and use your own scalable CSS grid, or use FlexboxCreate three types of navigation for small screen devicesFind the best way to serve the best type of image and how to make videos responsiveBuild custom responsive emails to ensure the message gets across regardless of the deviceIn Detail
Responsive web design is getting more complex day by day and without the necessary design and development skill sets, it's a matter of time before we're left behind.
Building meaningful and accessible websites and apps using HTML5 and CSS3 is a must if we want to create memorable experiences for the users. In the ever-changing world of web designers and developers, being proficient in responsive web design is no longer an option, it is mandatory.
Whether you're a web designer or web developer, or a seasoned expert web professional, this book will bolster your HTML and CSS skills to a master level.
The book is designed in a way that each chapter will take you one step closer to becoming an expert in RWD. The book begins with introducing you to the power of CSS preprocessors, Sass in this case, to increase the speed of writing repetitive CSS tasks, then use simple but meaningful HTML examples; and add ARIA roles to increase accessibility. You will also understand why a mobile-first approach is ideal.
Next, you will learn how to use an easily scalable CSS grid or if you prefer, use Flexbox instead. Create navigations for small screen devices using the “drawer navigation,” “off-canvas” or “toggle” navigation patterns, and also implement images and media in both responsive and responsible ways. Finally, you will build a solid and meaningful typographic scale and make sure your messages and communications display correctly with responsive emails.Style and approach
Designing and developing for the web should be fun, and that's the tone used in the book. This book is written in a step-by-step format with clean-cut examples. You will also find tips and notes all over the book to help clarify those small and simple details most books and tutorials assume you already know.
Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.
Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
This book is for web developers familiar with the basics of HTML5 and CSS3 who want to learn how to implement responsive typography. No coding experience is required, so dive in and get started!What You Will LearnCustomize and personalize fonts on a responsive websiteLearn how to write CSS3 rules for viewportsDefine media queries and write them using CSS3 and HTML5Implement SASS typography techniques to minimize the CSS output and manage the font variablesGet to grips with dropcaps and learn how to use them effectively on the webIn Detail
Typography is an essential part of any website's design. It can help you stand out from the crowd, communicate with clarity, and cultivate a distinctive identity.
Practical Responsive Typography demonstrates how to use typography to greatest effect. With this book you won't underestimate it's importance - you'll be in complete control over this crucial component of web design. From scaling and optimizing screen spaces to using a range of different web fonts, you'll quickly get up to speed with the practical considerations behind successful typography.
But more than the fundamentals, you'll also find out how to go further by customizing typography designs to suit your identity.Style and approach
This is an easy-to-follow guide full of real-world examples and tutorials. Each typography style and rule is clearly explained and placed in context.