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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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We are now halfway through mastering RWD with HTML5 and CSS3. What a milestone! A huge thanks for coming this far!

RWD is clearly more than media queries, Sass mixins, and CSS grids. It's also about understanding the different sizes of our target zones, the location of our controls (links, buttons, form fields, and so on), and the touch zones in different devices.

There will always be different approaches to creating a menu button, just make sure the functionalities never break on any screen size. Once we defined the style of our menu button, we defined which navigation pattern would work best for our content and our users.

There isn't really one single, best solution for menu button or navigation pattern; it all depends on each project's specific conditions. What I do recommend is that whatever you build, make sure you always maintain a high level of browser support, scalability, and performance, so that the users can have a great experience and the client/company can meet its goals...