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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

Responsive e-mail build

Defining the features of the e-mail is also part of the build, so let's define those:

  1. Create a Modular Scale for typography.

  2. Create two designs to help visualize the e-mail beforehand: one for large screens and one for small screens.

  3. The e-mail will have a maximum width of 600px and minimum width of 320px.

  4. Use progressive enhancement.

Modular Scale for typography

To build our Modular Scale, we're going to use the following values:

  • Base one (16px): Which is our base font size.

  • Base two (600px): Which is the maximum width of our e-mail.

  • Ratio (1.618): The Golden ratio.

This Modular Scale can be found at,600&px&1.618&web&table.

Design – large and small screen views

The following designs will help get a better picture of the e-mail on large and small screens. This is how it looks at 600px wide:

This is how the e-mail looks at its smallest size, 320px wide:

Let's get right down to business and build a responsive e-mail.

Setting up a...