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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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Making videos responsive

The videos we're going to talk about are the videos that come inside our good old friend, the <iframe> element, such as videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and so on. There are several ways to make videos responsive, some more involving than others. Let's break it down.

Responsive videos with HTML and CSS

YouTube is an amazing video service that makes life easier for everyone—video authors, as well as web designers and developers. The fact that YouTube takes care of the hosting of the video, the streaming, and the technological conditions of browsers that don't support Flash (iOS), or browsers that don't support the <video> tag (legacy browsers), is just awesome.

The first thing we need to do is create a container that will hold the video. This container is the one we're going to manipulate to give the video the width we want while maintaining its aspect ratio:

<div class="video-container"></div>

Then, we create a container for the video...