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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
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The <header> element

Usually, we think that the top section of our site/app is the header, and this is correct. The editorial name for that top section is the masthead.

However, from an HTML5 standpoint, there's a difference between a masthead and a header.

The masthead is the main header of our site/app and there can be only one. It usually contains the logo, some navigation, maybe a search field, and so on. The header can be considered the top area of any section and there can be more than one header.

Notice that we're not talking about the <header> element, at least not yet.

The masthead can be built using the <header> element, but the <header> element can also be used in other parts of the same page.

Here's the definition from MDN:

The HTML <header> Element represents a group of introductory or navigational aids. It may contain some heading elements but also other elements like a logo, wrapped section's header, a search form, and so on.

Here are a few important...