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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

Third-party services

When building responsive e-mails, we have to complement our bag of tricks, hacks, and broad understanding of e-mail clients' quirks and mishaps, with tools that can allow us to test faster, optimize our workflow, improve our efficiency with more modern technologies, and learn from others.

There are as many tools out there as there are web designers; the ones we're going to mention are strongly related to what this book is about. Also, all these tools are free. Let's take a look.

Litmus's PutsMail

I have to admit that the name of this tool isn't very descriptive and doesn't make any reference to how useful this tool is. With Litmus's PutsMail, we can send an e-mail to any account we want for testing and debugging. With the click of a single button, PutsMail sends an e-mail to virtually any number of e-mail accounts we want.

PutsMail allows us to do the following things:

  • Add any e-mail(s) to send the tests to

  • Add a subject line

  • Paste our HTML

Once we have that in place, we just...