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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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CSS frameworks

A CSS framework is a group of prebuilt features that basically help speed up frontend development for the Web. A lot of the small but important details have already been taken care of by the authors of these CSS frameworks, so those who decide to use them can focus on their tasks at hand while leaving a lot of the decisions to the CSS frameworks themselves.

Many developers and designers believe (I do too) that the true value of any CSS framework is their CSS grids, and sometimes we go to great lengths to extract the CSS grid and customize it to fit our needs.

In this book, we're going to focus on the CSS grids to master RWD rather than stripping one out from a CSS framework or UI kit (if it happens to offer one). We'll get to this shortly.

The following list describes some of the features and characteristics of CSS frameworks:

  • CSS frameworks are focused solely on web-based development, not native mobile apps.

  • CSS frameworks always offer a CSS grid.

  • Many of them also offer user interface...