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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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This was a short chapter but it was certainly full of important information.

We learned that HTML is markup and not code. We also saw various HTML5 elements in action. This will help us understand which HTML5 elements can be used to markup the content we are provided with.

We also learned how to mark your HTML with ARIA roles to make our sites/apps more accessible for users with assistive technologies.

We also addressed a few important meta tags that will help your pages and markup display correctly on different devices, and trigger the latest HTML and JavaScript engines in Internet Explorer.

Finally, we saw all the aforementioned topics implemented in an actual full HTML5 example together with its SCSS. The example was built using the desktop-first approach; this will allow us to methodically transition our mental model to the mobile-first technique.

The next chapter is going to be about demystifying when and how to use the mobile-first and/or desktop-first approaches, and how to work...