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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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Here we are, looking at the horizon and thinking something along the lines of srcset or <picture>? Resize or art direction? Retina.js or Sass mixin? FitVids or FluidVids? Icon fonts or SVG? Inline SVG of file-based SVG? What's the best way to offer our visitors the best experience?

Yes, I know the feeling. And you know what? That's a good problem to have. Otherwise, we wouldn't be learning how to master RWD.

Since most of the time we're just resizing images, srcset is the way to go. Wrapping our videos in a container and a few lines of CSS make those videos responsive in no time. Boom! Too many videos to make responsive? No problem, FitVids.js makes it happen with a single jQuery function. Icon fonts weigh less than their big brother SVGs, but keep an eye on those server logs in case the icon font files aren't downloading. Using SVGs is always going to be a win, even if there are double downloads, but keep leveling up by using different techniques and sharing your findings and...