In this book, you'll learn how to start taking full advantage of Internet Explorer 8 using the very latest CSS techniques -- whilst still catering for those nasty old browsers. You'll unearth what's put the final nail in the HTML table-based layout coffin, and gain an understanding from two experts why CSS has a very bright future.
Some of the valuable insights in this book include:how you can take full advantage of IE8how to take CSS tables to the limit and beyondletting you say goodbye to old hacks and workarounds FOREVER!help you rediscover what you first loved about CSSensure make the most of what CSS has to offerunderstand the road ahead for CSS
CSS was conceived in an age when web site design was simple; its creators never anticipated the level of intricacy required in the designs that it would be asked to deliver today. Clever designers figured out ways to make CSS do what they needed, but using techniques so convoluted that it became unpredictable and difficult to master. CSS just became too hard ...
The good news is, that's all about to change, and this book will show you how!
Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control. Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components. Use floats to achieve grid-like results. Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS. Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS. Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3. Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.
You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a CSS reference that is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any CSS programmer or Web developer.
In the CSS Quick Syntax Reference, you will find:A concise reference to CSS Short, simple, and focused code examples for presentation semantics A well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing easy review
There are many books out there on CSS, but Beginning CSS Web Development is different—it doesn’t waste time discussing theory, and it delves straight into the practical matter. It provides you with what you need to know, faster. It is also completely up to date, covering the most modern CSS standards and design techniques.
In addition to the essential CSS basics, this book covers advanced techniques like accessibility, hacks, and filters. The book concludes with a case study, and features a CSS reference section that allows you to look up required syntax as quickly as possible.
This second edition contains:New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques
CSS for Print Designers presents web design concepts using metaphors that make sense to visual designers. Instead of using terms like semantics and structure, the book simplifies the language of web design using metaphors that print designers are comfortable with such as grouping like items or sculpting a layout from top to bottom or even how using sprites with CSS is like importing and cropping images in InDesign. The book uses efficient use of space with supporting graphics that demonstrate complex concepts such as nesting tags, clearing floats, and creating sprites.
It is the most complete question-and-answer book on CSS available, with over 100 tutorials that show readers how to gain more control over the appearance of their web pages, create sophisticated web page navigation controls, and design for alternative browsing devices, including phones and screen readers.
The CSS code used to create each of the components is available for download and guaranteed to be simple, efficient and cross-browser compatible.
Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours helps you create websites that work equally well on everything from smartphones and tablets to multi-screen monitors.
CONTENTS AT A GLANCE
H OUR 1: What Is Responsive Web Design?
• History of Responsive Web Design
• Why We Need Responsive Web Design
HOUR 2 : Alternatives to Responsive Web Design
• CSS Layouts
• Detection Scripts
HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile
• Basic Cell Phones
• Retina Devices
• Why Responsive Design Is Important
HOUR 4 : Progressive Enhancement
• What Is Progressive Enhancement?
• How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a
• Benefits of Progressive Enhancement
HOUR 5 : HTML for Responsive Web Design
• Clean Code
• Don’t Forget Semantic Elements
• Validating Your HTML
HOUR 6: Basic CSS
• How to Write CSS Rules
• Embedded and External Style Sheets
• Styling Fonts and Colors
• Creating a Layout with CSS
• Understanding Cascading and Specificity
PART II: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
HOUR 8: Planning a Responsive Website
• Should You Make Your Website Responsive?
• How to Plan for a Responsive Website
HOUR 9: Mobile First
• Why Design for Mobile First?
• What Makes a Site Mobile Friendly?
• What About Mobile Only?
HOUR 1 0: CSS Media Queries
• What Is a Media Query?
• Media Query Expressions
HOUR 1 1: Breakpoints
• What Is a Breakpoint?
• How to Define Breakpoints in CSS
• Optimal Breakpoints
HOUR 12: Layout
• What Is Web Layout?
• Types of Layouts
• Columns in Layout
HOUR 13 : Navigation
• Why Responsive Navigation Is Important
• What Makes Navigation Mobile Friendly?
• Basic RWD Navigation Patterns
HOUR 14: Responsive Fonts and Typography
• Using Web Fonts
• Sizing Typography
• Relative Versus Absolute Font Sizes
• New CSS3 Measurement Units
HOUR 15: Creating and Using Images in RWD
• Making Images Responsive
• Improving Download Speeds
• Building and Using Retina-Ready Images
HOUR 16: Videos and Other Media in RWD
• Making YouTube Videos Responsive
HOUR 17: Tables in Responsive Web Design
• Tables on Small Devices
• Can Tables Be Responsive?
• Where Do Layout Tables Fit in RWD?
HOUR 18 : Responsive Web Forms
• HTML5 Forms
• Making Web Forms Usable
• Creating Responsive Forms
HOUR 19 : Testing Responsive Websites
• Testing in Your Browser
• Testing in a Device for All Your Breakpoints
• How to Test When You Don’t Have the Devices
HOUR 20 : Problems with Responsive Web Design
• RWD Can Make More Work for Designers
• Not All Customers Like Responsive Sites
• RWD May Break Advertising
PART III: IMPROVING RESPONSIVE DESIGN
HOUR 21: Tools for Creating Responsive Web Designs• Planning and Designing Your RWD Site
• HTML Element and CSS Tools
• Web Editors for Building Responsive Web Pages
HOUR 22 : Device and Feature Detection
• Why Use Detection Scripts
HOUR 23: Using RESS with RWD
• What Is RESS?
• Benefits of Using RESS
• Getting Started with RESS
• When to Use RESS
HOUR 24: RWD Best Practices
• Give Everyone the Best Experience
• Use the Best Breakpoints You Can
• Be Flexible and Think Small
• Don’t Forget the Content
• Manage Costs
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.