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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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UI kits

Similar to CSS frameworks, there is another type of frontend framework called UI kits. However, UI kits can be a breed of their own.

Truth be told, sometimes differentiating between a CSS framework and a UI kit is difficult. But don't delve too much into which one is which, the important thing is to understand why we're using them in the first place and how they can help us build better and faster responsive sites and apps.

The following list describes some of the features and characteristics of UI kits:

  • There are basically two types of UI kits: those that are built with web technologies (HTML and CSS) and can be used to prototype web-based applications, and those that are made of (usually) Photoshop (PSD) files to help mock up and design native mobile apps.

  • Very few web-oriented UI kits offer a grid of some sort.

  • UI kits are focused on providing user interface components such as sliders, paginations, navigation bars, dialog boxes, overlays/modals, buttons, typography, tooltips, lists...