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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
About the Reviewers

Web fonts and how they affect RWD

Web fonts are almost mandatory to use nowadays, and I say almost because we need to be mindful of the implications they bring to our projects, and if necessary, we may actually not use them at all.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of how to work with web fonts, here are a few web font resources that may be helpful for many of you:

  • Font Squirrel ( I've used this service extensively with great success. To use the fonts, you need to download the file(s) and then use with @font-face in your CSS. They have the best web font generator tool you'll ever find (

  • Google Fonts ( I can't talk about web font resources without mentioning Google Fonts. If I can't find it on Font Squirrel I come here, and vice versa. You can either download the font file(s) or use JavaScript. The fonts used in the following examples were downloaded from Google Fonts (https:/...