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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
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Chapter 2. Marking Our Content with HTML5

Many consider that HTML is code. Well, it's not. HTML—any version of it—is a markup language.

A markup language is a computer language that can be read and understood by humans. It uses tags to define the parts of the content. HTML and XML are markup languages.

To further help the differentiation, a coding language involves much more complex abstractions, scripting, database connections, transmission of data in some shape or form via complex protocols, and so on. Coding is truly a magical world.

HTML can do all these, but it's way less complex and a lot easier to understand.

In this chapter, we're going to focus on the science behind marking up content. Content can come in many different forms: text, images, videos, forms, error messages, success messages, iconography, and so on. Also, the way a type of content behaves in the browser or the way the user interacts with it will tell us what type of HTML element that specific content should be marked as...