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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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Creating a Modular Scale for a harmonious typography

The Modular Scale was created by Tim Brown. There are different ways to create a Modular Scale for typography. In our example, we're going to create a Modular Scale using two base numbers and one ratio. The multiplication of these numbers creates a scale that's harmonious and proportional between all the values.

The most well-known ratio is the golden ratio also known as the golden section, divine proportion, and so on. Its value is 1.618.

Now, to avoid unnecessary mathematics, the golden ratio is based on the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on.

These numbers have the following pattern: the next number is the result of adding up the two numbers before it. For example:

0 + 1 = 1 + 1 = 2 + 1 = 3 + 2 = 5 + 3 = 8 + 5 = 13 + 8 = 21…

The idea here is to understand the intent of creating a set of numbers that are harmonious when used together. We are going to do the same to create a typographic scale to use in our projects with...