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Mastering Responsive Web Design

By : Ricardo Zea
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Mastering Responsive Web Design

By: Ricardo Zea

Overview of this book

Building powerful and accessible websites and apps using HTML5 and CSS3 is a must if we want to create memorable experiences for our users. In the ever-changing world of web design and development, being proficient in responsive web design is no longer an option: it is mandatory. Each chapter will take you one step closer to becoming an expert in RWD. Right from the start your skills will be pushed as we introduce you to the power of Sass, the CSS preprocessor, to increase the speed of writing repetitive CSS tasks. We’ll then use simple but meaningful HTML examples, and add ARIA roles to increase accessibility. We’ll also cover when desktop-first or mobile-first approaches are ideal, and strategies to implement a mobile-first approach in your HTML builds. After this we will learn how to use an easily scalable CSS grid or, if you prefer, how to use Flexbox instead. We also cover how to implement images and video in both responsive and responsible ways. Finally, we build a solid and elegant typographic scale, and make sure your messages and communications display correctly with responsive emails.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Responsive Web Design
About the Author
About the Reviewers


We covered a lot in this chapter, but the best is yet to come. We learned how to install Sass and how to make it watch our SCSS files. We also learned that there are two different syntaxes: Sass and SCSS. We now know that any CSS file is a valid SCSS file, and if we know how to write CSS now, we also know how to write SCSS. We talked about different basic concepts of Sass like variables, mixins, arguments, nesting, partial files, the @import directive, source maps, and Sass comments.

We also learned what vendor prefixing is and the different ways out there that help automate this process. We decided to use Prepros for the following tasks: watch, compile the SCSS files and automate prefixing. We learned to create a partial file to house our media queries mixin called _mediaqueries.scss. We also learned different methods to name media queries with the basic mixin that shows us how simple dealing with media queries can be while adhering to the best practice of letting the content define the breakpoints.

In the next chapter, we're going to dive into HTML5 and how to mark up our content to prepare it for RWD. Get your snorkels ready!