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.
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).
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
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.
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.
This book is aimed at those who know CSS3 and HTML5 quite well and who've built a few small-to-medium-sized websites from scratch using Sass and Compass.What You Will LearnMaster Sass and Compass featuresFamiliarize yourself with CSS and HTML concepts that are vital for a good Sass workflow.Build real-world websites focusing on layouts and content aspectsWork on a grid system using Compass and SusyAutomate your workflow with GulpWrite functions and mixins to leverage the control flowIn Detail
CSS and Sass add elegance and excellence to the basic language, and consist of a CSS-compatible syntax that allows you to use variables, nested rules, mixins, inline imports, and much more.
This book will start with an overview of the features in Sass and Compass, most of which you'll already be familiar; however, this will ensure you know what's expected as the book goes deeper into Sass and Compass. Next you will learn CSS and HTML concepts that are vital to a good Sass workflow. After all, Sass exists to simplify writing CSS, but it won't teach you how to make clean, scalable, reusable CSS. For that, you need to understand some basic concepts of OOCSS, SMACCS, and Atomic Design.
Once you've brushed up on the important concepts, it's time to write some Sass. Mainly you'll write a few functions and mixins that really leverage control flow using @if / @else loops and you'll learn how to figure out when and why things are going wrong before they bring you to a stop. Moving further, you'll learn how to use @debug, @warn and @error to properly handle errors.
You'll also learn about Gulp and how to use it to automate your workflow and reduce your repetitive tasks. And finally you'll learn about sourcemaps. With sourcemaps, you'll be able to write, debug, and view your Sass and Compass all from within the browser. It'll even LiveReload too!
As a bonus, you'll take a look at that funky Flexbox, currently all the rage! You'll learn how powerful and flexible it really is, and how you can use it with Compass. Best of all, it falls back very gracefully indeed! In fact, you'll be able to apply it to any existing project without having to change a line of the original CSS.Style and approach
This book will provide readers with practical, actionable expertise to enhance their knowledge