Become a master in RWD with this practical, engaging guide About This Book Build responsive designs with solid yet simple HTML5 and CSS3 best practices Use CSS preprocessors (Sass) to speed up the creation of CSS Each chapter covers a different feature of RWD with carefully chosen, interesting examples, including the latest developments in responsive design Who This Book Is For 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 Learn Install and use Sass with SCSS syntax to create your CSS Use HTML5 tags the right way for the right type of content Enhance the experience of users with assistive technology with ARIA roles Design with desktop-first approach but implement with mobile-first methodology For your layouts, either create and use your own scalable CSS grid, or use Flexbox Create three types of navigation for small screen devices Find the best way to serve the best type of image and how to make videos responsive Build custom responsive emails to ensure the message gets across regardless of the device In 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.
Learn the fundamentals of web design with HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, and Vue.js
Author: Philippe Hong
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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.
Master Material Design and create beautiful, animated interfaces for mobile and web applications About This Book Master the highly acclaimed Material Design paradigm and give your apps and pages the look that everyone is talking about Get a mix of key theoretical concepts combined with enough practical examples to put each theory into practice so you can create elegant material interfaces with Android Studio and Polymer Written by Kyle Mew, successful author with over a decade of mobile and web development experience, this book has both the touch of a developer as well as an experienced writer Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for web developers and designers who are interested in implementing Material Design in their mobile and web apps. No prior knowledge or experience of Material Design is required, but some familiarity with procedural languages such as Java and markup languages such as HTML will provide an advantage. What You Will Learn Implement Material Design on both mobile and web platforms that work on older handsets and browsers Design stylish layouts with the Material Theme Create and manage cards, lists, and grids Design and implement sliding drawers for seamless navigation Coordinate components to work together Animate widgets and create transitions and animation program flow Use Polymer to bring Material Design to your web pages In Detail Google's Material Design language has taken the web development and design worlds by storm. Now available on many more platforms than Android, Material Design uses color, light, and movements to not only generate beautiful interfaces, but to provide intuitive navigation for the user. Learning Material Design will teach you the fundamental theories of Material Design using code samples to put these theories into practice. Focusing primarily on Android Studio, you'll create mobile interfaces using the most widely used and powerful material components, such as sliding drawers and floating action buttons. Each section will introduce the relevant Java classes and APIs required to implement these components. With the rules regarding structure, layout, iconography, and typography covered, we then move into animation and transition, possibly Material Design's most powerful concept, allowing complex hierarchies to be displayed simply and stylishly. With all the basic technologies and concepts mastered, the book concludes by showing you how these skills can be applied to other platforms, in particular web apps, using the powerful Polymer library. Style and approach Learning Material Design combines the theories behind material design with practical examples of how these can be implemented and further reinforcing the guidelines covering style, layout and structure.
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 devices Who This Book Is For This 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 attribute In Detail Rich 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 approach Let 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.
Explore the power of PostCSS to write highly performing, modular, and modern CSS code for your web pages About 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 designs Who This Book Is For This 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 classes In Detail PostCSS 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 approach This 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.
Author: Rob Larsen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd