Mastering Responsive Web Design

Author: Ricardo Zea

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 621

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.

Practical Web Design

Learn the fundamentals of web design with HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, and Vue.js

Author: Philippe Hong

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 441

A step by step guide for beginners to create interactive and dynamic websites from scratch. Key Features A fun-filled book with incrementing projects that would help you learn and adapt the fundamentals of web development Bring your web design to life with the help of HTML, CSS, JQuery, and learn to kick-start your future projects with Bootstrap Explore popular web development techniques such as responsive, adaptive, and material design and initiate yourself with Vue.js Book Description Web design is the process of creating websites. It encompasses several different aspects, including webpage layout, content production, and graphic design. This book offers you everything you need to know to build your websites. The book starts off by explaining the importance of web design and the basic design components used in website development. It'll show you insider tips to work quickly and efficiently with web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, concluding with a project on creating a static site with good layout. Once you've got that locked down, we'll get our hands dirty by diving straight into learning JavaScript and JQuery, ending with a project on creating dynamic content for your website. After getting our basic website up and running with the dynamic functionalities you'll move on to building your own responsive websites using more advanced techniques such as Bootstrap. Later you will learn smart ways to add dynamic content, and modern UI techniques such as Adaptive UI and Material Design. This will help you understand important concepts such as server-side rendering and UI components. Finally we take a look at various developer tools to ease your web development process. What you will learn Understand the importance of web design and the basic design components Learn HTML5 and CSS3 Difference between adaptive and responsive web design Learn how to create your first website Add interaction and dynamic content to your website with JavaScript and JQuery Implement Bootstrap Framework in your project Get familiar with server-side rendering Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to learn about web development regardless of previous experience. It's perfect for complete beginners with zero experience; it's also great for anyone who does have some experience in a few technologies (such as HTML and CSS) but not all of them.

Mastering Bootstrap 4

Author: Benjamin Jakobus

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 228

Learn how to build beautiful and highly customizable web interfaces by leveraging the power of Bootstrap 4 About This Book Adapt and customize Bootstrap to produce enticing websites that fit your needs Explore Bootstrap's grid system, helper classes, and responsive utilities Extend Bootstrap with jQuery plugins and learn how to create your own custom plugins Who This Book Is For This book targets intermediate-level front-end web-developers. The book is not intended to be an introduction to web development. As such, the book assumes that readers have a firm grasp on the basic concepts behind web-development, as well as essential HTML, JavaScript and CSS skills. What You Will Learn Create a professional Bootstrap-based website from scratch without using third-party templates Apply the Bootstrap mobile-first grid system and add responsiveness and aesthetic touches to image elements Style various types of content and learn how to build a page's layout from scratch by applying the power of Bootstrap 4 Take advantage of Bootstrap's form helper and contextual classes Infuse your web pages with life and movement using Bootstrap jQuery plugins Customize the behavior and features of Bootstrap's jQuery Plugins extensively Optimize your Bootstrap-based project before deployment Incorporate Bootstrap into an AngularJS or React application and use Bootstrap components as AngularJS directives or React components In Detail Bootstrap 4 is a free CSS and JavaScript framework that allows developers to rapidly build responsive web-interfaces. Right from the first chapter, dive into building a customized Bootstrap website from scratch. Get to grips with Bootstrap's key features and quickly discover the various ways in which Bootstrap can help you develop web-interfaces. Then take walk through the fundamental features, such as its grid system, helper classes, and responsive utilities. When you have mastered these, you will discover how to structure page layouts, use forms, style different types of content and utilize Bootstrap's various navigation components. Among other things, you will also tour the anatomy of a Bootstrap plugin, creating your own custom components and extending Bootstrap using jQuery. Finally, you will discover how to optimize your website and integrate it with third-party frameworks. By the end of this book, you will have a thorough knowledge of the framework's ins and outs, and be able to build highly customizable and optimized web interfaces. Style and approach This comprehensive step-by-step guide walks you through building a complete website using Bootstrap 4. Each chapter is accompanied by source code and screenshots, and focuses on a distinct set of lessons that are illustrated within the context of a demo project.

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials

Author: Alex Libby

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 174

View: 357

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.

Learning Material Design

Author: Kyle Mew

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 636

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.

Web Developer's Reference Guide

Author: Joshua Johanan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 838

View: 135

A one-stop guide to the essentials of web development including popular frameworks such as jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, and Node.js About This Book Understand the essential elements of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, including how and when to use them Walk through three of the best and most popular web development frameworks – jQuery, Bootstrap, and AngularJS References for any function you will need in your day-to-day web development Who This Book Is For This book is perfect for beginners but more advanced web developers will also benefit. Laid out so you can refer to as much or as little as you need to, with this book you can exhaustively explore essential concepts for modern web developers. What You Will Learn Explore detailed explanations of all the major HTML elements and attributes, illustrated with examples Take a deep dive into CSS properties and functions and master their usage Find clear, concise descriptions of JavaScript syntax and expressions Recognize various JavaScript design patterns and learn the basics of JavaScript object-orientated programming Implement the latest ECMAScript 6 for client-side scripting in your web applications Discover new ways to develop your website's front end quickly and easily using Bootstrap Write JavaScript extensibly using jQuery-JavaScript's feature-rich library Delve into the key Node.js modules used in JavaScript server-side programming Access AngularJS 's important modules, controllers, directives, and services quickly In Detail This comprehensive reference guide takes you through each topic in web development and highlights the most popular and important elements of each area. Starting with HTML, you will learn key elements and attributes and how they relate to each other. Next, you will explore CSS pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements, followed by CSS properties and functions. This will introduce you to many powerful and new selectors. You will then move on to JavaScript. This section will not just introduce functions, but will provide you with an entire reference for the language and paradigms. You will discover more about three of the most popular frameworks today—Bootstrap, which builds on CSS, jQuery which builds on JavaScript, and AngularJS, which also builds on JavaScript. Finally, you will take a walk-through Node.js, which is a server-side framework that allows you to write programs in JavaScript. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow, comprehensive reference guide. Each topic, function, or element is listed methodically along with parameters, return values, and descriptions. Examples are also included to help you put the concepts to use quickly in the real world.

Mastering CSS

A guided journey through modern CSS

Author: Rich Finelli

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 522

View: 942

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.

Mastering PostCSS for Web Design

Author: Alex Libby

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 784

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.

Bootstrap 4 – Responsive Web Design

Author: Silvio Moreto

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 810

View: 235

Unearth the potential of Bootstrap with step-by-step guidance. About This Book An applied guide exploring web application development with Bootstrap 4 Learn responsive web design and discover how to build mobile-ready websites with ease Become an expert in Bootstrap framework, and speed up frontend development and prototyping through real-life examples Who This Book Is For If you're a web developer with little or no knowledge of Bootstrap, then this course is for you. The course offers support for version 4 of Bootstrap; however, it will offer support for version 3 as well. So, you will be ready for whatever comes your way. Prior knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is expected. What You Will Learn Discover how to use Bootstrap's components and elements, and customize them for your own projects Understand the framework's usage in the best way with the recommended development patterns Use Sass to customize your existing themes Apply the Bootstrap mobile-first grid system and add responsiveness and aesthetic touches to image elements Customize the behavior and features of Bootstrap's jQuery Plugins extensively Style various types of content and learn how to build a page's layout from scratch by applying the power of Bootstrap 4 Work with content, such as tables and figures In Detail Bootstrap framework's ease-of-use (along with its cross-browser compatibility, support for mobile user interfaces, and responsive web design capabilities) makes it an essential building block for any modern web application. With the first module, plunge into the Bootstrap frontend framework with the help of examples that will illustrate the use of each element and component in a proper way. You will get a better understanding of what is happening and where you want to reach. Also, you will gain confidence with the framework and develop some very common examples using Bootstrap. All these examples are explained step by step and in depth. The second module is a comprehensive tutorial; we'll teach you everything that you need to know to start building websites with Bootstrap 4 in a practical way. You'll learn about build tools such as Node, Grunt, and many others. You'll also discover the principles of mobile-first design in order to ensure that your pages can fit any screen size and meet responsive requirements. Learn Bootstrap's grid system and base CSS to ensure that your designs are robust and that your development process is speedy and efficient. Right from the first chapter of the third module, you'll delve into building a customized Bootstrap website from scratch. Get to grips with Bootstrap's key features and quickly discover the various ways in which Bootstrap can help you develop web interfaces. Once you reach the final pages of this book, you should have mastered the framework's ins and outs, and should be building highly customizable and optimized web interfaces. The course will enable you to rapidly build elegant, powerful, and responsive interfaces for professional-level web pages using Bootstrap 4. 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: Bootstrap by Example – by Silvio Moreto Learning Bootstrap 4, Second Edition – by Matt Lambert Mastering Bootstrap 4 – by Benjamin Jakobus and Jason Marah Style and approach This course will help you unearth the potential of Bootstrap and will provide a step-by-step guide on how to create beautiful websites and model web applications.

Mastering SVG

Ace web animations, visualizations, and vector graphics with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Author: Rob Larsen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 158

Take the plunge and develop cross-browser-compatible and responsive web designs with SVG Key Features Master the art of custom animations and visualizations with SVG, CSS, and JavaScript Combine SVG with third-party libraries and frameworks such as React, JQuery, D3, and Snap.svg for GUI-rich apps Create an awesome user experience with high-performance graphics for your web applications Book Description SVG is the most powerful image format in use on the web. In addition to producing resolution-independent images for today's multi-device world, SVG allows you to create animations and visualizations to add to your sites and applications. The simplicity of cross-platform markup, mixed with familiar modern web languages, such as CSS and JavaScript, creates a winning combination for designers and developers alike. In this book, you will learn how to author an SVG document using common SVG features, such as elements and attributes, and serve SVG on the web using simple configuration tips for common web servers. You will also use SVG elements and images in HTML documents. Further, you will use SVG images for a variety of common tasks, such as manipulating SVG elements, adding animations using CSS, mastering the basic JavaScript SVG (API) using Document Object Model (DOM) methods, and interfacing SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as React, jQuery, and Angular. You will then build an understanding of the Snap.svg and SVG.js APIs, along with the basics of D3, and take a look at how to implement interesting visualizations using the library. By the end of the book, you will have mastered creating animations with SVG. What you will learn Deliver the elements that make up an SVG image Replace your old CSS sprites with SVG Understand animation and data visualization with SVG are explained in pure JavaScript and using common libraries Use SVG to scale images across multiple devices easily Harness the power of CSS animations and transformations to manipulate your SVG images in a replicable, remixable way Interface SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as jQuery, React, and Angular Who this book is for This book is for web developers and designers looking to add animation to their projects. Some experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required.