This book will lead you, step by step and with illustrative screenshots, through a real example. Are you writing two websites - one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've heard of Responsive Design but are unsure how to bring HTML5, CSS3, or responsive design all together. If so, this book provides everything you need to take your web pages to the next level - before all your competitors do!
Explore the power of PostCSS to write highly performing, modular, and modern CSS code for your web pagesAbout This Book- Incorporate cutting-edge styles in your web pages with PostCSS- Simplify the process of writing CSS to a great extent using PostCSS shortcuts, fallbacks, and pack plugins- This in-depth, step-by-step guide will help you master PostCSS, to create amazing and responsive web designsWho This Book Is ForThis book is ideal for web developers and designers who are comfortable with HTML5 and CSS and now want to master PostCSS for web design. Web designers who have been using SASS or Less and now want to adopt PostCSS would also find this book useful.What You Will Learn- Add mixin and variable support to PostCSS along with conditional support- Explore the different ways of nesting code such as BEM and standard nesting within PostCSS- Optimize media queries built with PostCSS to get the best performance- Add dynamic styling elements such as images, fonts, grids, and SVG and retina support using existing preprocessors as well as PostCSS- Get familiar with using plugins, and extend PostCSS with the API- Build a fully working custom preprocessor and test it on different sites such as WordPress- Write a custom syntax in PostCSS while still using pre-built syntaxes such as Less, SASS, or Stylus- Provide support for future CSS such as CSS4 using current CSS3 classesIn DetailPostCSS is a tool that has quickly emerged as the future of existing preprocessors such as SASS and Less, mainly because of its power, speed, and ease of use. This comprehensive guide offers in-depth guidance on incorporating cutting-edge styles into your web page and at the same time maintaining the performance and maintainability of your code.The book will show how you can take advantage of PostCSS to simplify the entire process of stylesheet authoring. It covers various techniques to add dynamic and modern styling features to your web pages. As the book progresses, you will learn how to make CSS code more maintainable by taking advantage of the modular architecture of PostCSS. By the end of this book, you would have mastered the art of adding modern CSS effects to web pages by authoring high performing, maintainable stylesheets.Style and approachThis comprehensive book provides in-depth guidance on how to build a PostCSS powered responsive site from scratch. Following a step-by-step approach, you will learn how to add modern styles to web pages. It also contains several tips and best practices on how you can optimize your sites by writing high performing code in PostCSS.
Rich Finelli's modern CSS training course, based on his bestselling Mastering CSS video, now available in a book. Master CSS from best practices to practical CSS coding.About This Book* Learn CSS directly from Rich Finelli, author of the bestselling Mastering CSS training course* From best practices to deep coding, Rich Finelli shares his CSS knowledge with you* Rich Finelli covers the latest CSS updates with flexbox and works with retina devicesWho This Book Is ForThis book is for web designers who wish to master the best practices of CSS in their web projects. You already know how to work with a web page, and want to use CSS to master website presentation.What You Will Learn* Master fundamental CSS concepts like the anatomy of a rule set, the box model, and the differences between block and inline elements* Employ flexbox to layout and align elements simply and cleanly* Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, and animations* Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and maintainable style sheets* Understand media queries and other pillars of responsive web design* Get creative with the @font-face property, Google Web Fonts, font services such as Typekit, as well as, icon fonts* Understand the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, SVG, and the srcset attributeIn DetailRich Finelli trains you in CSS deep learning and shows you the techniques you need to work in the world of responsive, feature-rich web applications. Based on his bestselling Mastering CSS training video, you can now learn with Rich in this book! Rich shares with you his skills in creating advanced layouts, and the critical CSS insights you need for responsive web designs, fonts, transitions, animations, and using flexbox.Rich begins your CSS training with a review of CSS best practices, such as using a good text editor to automate your authoring and setting up a CSS baseline. You then move on to create a responsive layout making use of floats and stylable drop-down menus, with Rich guiding you toward a modular-organized approach to CSS.Your training with Rich Finelli then dives into detail about working with CSS and the best solutions to make your websites work. You'll go with him into CSS3 properties, transforms, transitions, and animations. You'll gain his understanding of responsive web designs, web fonts, icon fonts, and the techniques used to support retina devices. Rich expands your knowledge of CSS so you can master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design.Style and approachLet Rich Finelli train you in CSS! This book has a direct training style because it is based on Rich's bestselling Mastering CSS training course.
Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices—including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens—by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project kickoff to site launch. Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers—this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays. Start with content strategy before creating a visual design Learn why your default design should be for the narrowest screens Explore the HTML elements and CSS properties essential for responsive web design Use media queries to display different CSS styles based on a device’s viewport width Handle elements such as images, typography, and navigation Use performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster
Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML provides solutions to the most common web design problems, and gives you a deep understanding of web standards and how they can be implemented to improve your web sites. You will learn how to develop fully standards-compliant, mobile-friendly, and search engine-optimized web sites that are robust, fast, and easy to update while providing excellent user experience and interoperability. The book covers all major web standards for markup, style sheets, web typography, web syndication, semantic annotations, and accessibility. This edition has been fully updated with the latest in web standards, including the finalized HTML5 vocabulary and the full list of CSS3 properties. Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is also a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web, demonstrating the implementation of new technologies to address the constantly growing user expectations. Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML presents step-by-step guides based on solid design principles and best practices, and shows the most common web development tools and web design frameworks. You will master HTML5 and its XML serialization, XHTML5, the new structuring and multimedia elements, the most important HTML5 APIs, and understand the standardization process of HTML 5.1, HTML 5.2, and future HTML5 versions.
Get a Jump Start on Responsive Web Design today! Responsive Web Design is redefining the way websites are designed, enabling you to craft websites that deliver exceptional experiences to your users - whether they happen to be using a desktop PC, tablet or mobile device. In just one weekend with this SitePoint book, you'll learn how to: Use media queries to maximize website usabilityHarness the power of fluid gridsUse dynamic images to automatically scale and select appropriate images Plus you'll discover how to use responsive content and a mobile first approach.
Design robust, powerful, and above all, modern websites across all manner of devices with ease using HTML5 and CSS3 About This Book Use Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation frameworks for responsive web design Learn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calc Make a mobile website using jQuery mobile and mobile-first design Who This Book Is For This course is for web developers who are familiar with HTML and CSS but want to understand the essentials of responsive web design. It is for those developers who are willing to seek innovative techniques that deliver fast, intuitive interfacing with the latest mobile Internet devices. What You Will Learn Build a semantic website structure with HTML5 elements Use Bower to organize website dependencies Make responsive media that is optimized for the specific device on which it's displayed, allowing images, videos, and other elements be fully appreciated Make typography that's fluidly responsive, so it's easy to read on all devices—no more hard-to-see text on a tiny mobile screen Get to know techniques for server-side and client-side media deployment, providing platforms that are scaled for any device that requests them In Detail Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. The Internet is going mobile. 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 Learning Path course explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3. Our first module is a step-by-step introduction to ease you into the responsive world, where you will learn to build engaging websites. With coverage of Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation, you will discover three of the most robust frameworks in responsive web design. Next, you'll learn to create a cool blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, and a crisp professional business site and make them all totally responsive. Packed with examples and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, the second module provides a comprehensive resource for all things “responsive.” You'll explore 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. The last and the final module is your guide to obtaining full access to next generation devices and browser technology. Create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give your website the latest design and development advantages to reach mobile devices. At the end of this course, you will learn to get and use all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project performance and take your website to the next level. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Responsive Web Design by Example: Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Thoriq Firdaus Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition by Ben Frain HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook by Benjamin LaGrone Style and approach This Learning Path course provides a simplistic and easy way to build powerful, engaging, responsive, and future proof websites across devices using HTML5 and CSS3 to meet the demands of the modern web user.
Author: Rob Larsen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Author: Frahaan Hussain
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Develop mobile-first and adaptive websites that provide the best user experience for a wide range of devices About This Book Rapidly develop and prototype responsive websites by leveraging the power of Bootstrap Practice performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster Learn responsive web design and discover how to build mobile-ready websites with ease Who This Book Is For If you are a web developers interested in incorporating responsive web designs in your websites, then this book is for you. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, and command lines, though not essential, will help you get the most out of this book. What You Will Learn Understand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web development Customize and extend responsive design frameworks Create adaptable templates for all future projects Build a semantic website structure with HTML5 elements Determine a responsive website persona with CSS3 Learn how to decide which framework best suits your project specification Implement a plethora of Bootstrap features in your websites In Detail Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. As you enter a future of increasingly diverse browsing methods, you need to know how to build websites that are presentable and will work perfectly with the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. Responsive web design is an answer to the problem of modern web development. By following the detailed step-by-step instructions, previews, and examples mentioned in this book, you will learn how to build engaging responsive websites and upgrade your skills as a web designer. With coverage of Responsive Grid System and Bootstrap, you will learn about the most powerful frameworks in responsive web design. In this book, you will learn how to create a crisp blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, a cool social networking page, and a fun photo gallery. Through each of these projects, you'll learn how to build various elements of a modern responsive website, and also find out which framework works best for your project specifications. By the end of the book, you will have gained practical skills you need to build real-world websites that are professional, creative and truly responsive. Style and approach This book conveys the design concepts used to quickly and effectively build responsive websites. We focus less on the theory and more on results, with clear step-by-step instructions, previews, and examples to help you along the way.
This tutorial will show you how to create stylish forms, not only visually appealing, but interactive and customized, in order to gather valuable user inputs and information.Enhance your skills in building responsive and dynamic web forms using HTML5, CSS3, and related technologies. All you need is a basic understanding of HTML and PHP.
Design and deliver an optimal user experience for all devices About This Book Get to grips with the core functionality of RWD through examples Discover how to make layouts, content and media flexible, and explore why a content-first approach is more effective Maximize the performance of your web pages so that they work across all browsers and devices irrespective of the screen size Who This Book Is For This book is for web designers who are familiar with HTML and CSS, and want to begin with responsive web design. Web development experience and knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore various layout options Understand what can be achieved in the browser, without the use of third-party tools Executing media queries to benefit responsive designs Understand the basics of responsive workflow and boilerplate frameworks Improve performance of responsive web design Maintain compatibility across various browsers In Detail Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—providing easy reading and navigation with minimum resizing, panning, and scrolling—and all of this across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones. Responsive web design is becoming more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of the Internet's total traffic. This book will give you in depth knowledge about the basics of responsive web design. You will embark on a journey of building effective responsive web pages that work across a range of devices, from mobile phones to smart TVs, with nothing more than standard markup and styling techniques. You'll begin by getting an understanding of what RWD is and its significance to the modern web. Building on the basics, you'll learn about layouts and media queries. Following this, we'll dive into creating layouts using grid based templates. We'll also cover the important topic of performance management, and discover how to tackle cross-browser challenges. Style and approach This is a practical example-based book which will delve into various elements and benefits of a responsive web design. It will help you understand the essential skills needed to create responsive web sites and guide you through the basics of building responsive web pages for any device. The topics are a blend of theoretical and practical essentials which will assist you to explore more about responsive web design.
Written in a step-by-step, tutorial style with a lot of code snippets and hands-on examples to create an advanced Magento theme from scratch, this book is tailor-made for web designers and developers. This book is great for developers and web designers who are looking to get a good grounding in how to create custom, responsive, and advanced Magento themes. Readers must have some experience with HTML, PHP, CSS, and Magento theme design. This book will be useful for anybody who already has knowledge of the Magento frontend structure.
Create interactive and responsive cross-browser apps with SASS and Compass About This Book Create data-intensive, highly scalable apps using Sass and COMPASS Master the concepts of Sass and COMPASS and unleash your potential to develop enterprise-grade apps This book is an experts' guide on leveraging Sass and COMPASS features Who This Book Is For 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 Learn Master Sass and Compass features Familiarize yourself with CSS and HTML concepts that are vital for a good Sass workflow. Build real-world websites focusing on layouts and content aspects Work on a grid system using Compass and Susy Automate your workflow with Gulp Write functions and mixins to leverage the control flow In 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
Written as a concise yet practical guide with an explicit focus on showing beginners how to get their very own responsive websites up and running, this essential reference includes coverage of tried-and-tested responsive frameworks in a project-based format that simultaneously provides visible results whilst developing core understanding.Ideal for anybody who wants their online presence to be compatible with devices and resolutions of any size, "Responsive Web Design by Example" shows you how to select the right framework for your own project requirements and then guides you through the process of installation, configuration, and customization. With three highly structured and meticulously designed projects to choose from, it is the ideal reference for both new and existing web developers who want to be able to augment their skills and showcase their content in a truly professional manner.
If you are a web programmer with experience in developing web services and have a rudimentary knowledge of using Go, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of Go as well as knowledge of relational databases and non-relational NoSQL datastores is assumed. Some basic concurrency knowledge is also required.