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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition

By : Ben Frain
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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition

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By: Ben Frain

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers


A responsive web design provides a single solution that looks great on a phone, desktop, and everything in-between. It will effortlessly respond to the size of the user's screen, providing the best experience possible for both today's and tomorrow's devices.

This book covers every essential aspect of responsive web design. In addition, it extends the responsive design methodology by applying the latest and most useful techniques provided by HTML5 and CSS3, making designs leaner and more maintainable than ever before. It also explains common best practice methods of writing and delivering code, images, and files.

If you can understand HTML and CSS, you can build a responsive web design.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, The Essentials of Responsive Web Design, is a whistle-stop tour of the key ingredients in coding a responsive web design.

Chapter 2, Media Queries – Supporting Differing Viewports, covers everything you need to know about CSS media queries: their capabilities, their syntaxes, and the various ways you can wield them.

Chapter 3, Fluid Layouts and Responsive Images, shows you how to code proportional layouts and responsive images, and provides a thorough exploration of Flexbox layouts.

Chapter 4, HTML5 for Responsive Web Designs, covers all the semantic elements of HTML5, text-level semantics, and considerations of accessibility. We also cover how to insert video and audio into our pages with HTML5.

Chapter 5, CSS3 – Selectors, Typography, Color Modes, and New Features, gets to grips with the endless possibilities of CSS: selectors, HSLA and RGBA colors, web typography, viewport relative units, and a whole lot more.

Chapter 6, Stunning Aesthetics with CSS3, covers CSS filters, box shadows, linear and radial gradients, multiple backgrounds, and how to target background images to high-resolution devices.

Chapter 7, Using SVGs for Resolution Independence, explains everything we need to use SVGs inside documents and as background images, as well as how to interact with them using JavaScript.

Chapter 8, Transitions, Transformations, and Animations, our CSS gets moving as we explore how to make interactions and animations using CSS.

Chapter 9, Conquer Forms with HTML5 and CSS3, web forms have always been tough but the latest HTML5 and CSS3 features make them easier to deal with than ever before.

Chapter 10, Approaching a Responsive Web Design, explores the essential considerations before embarking on a responsive web design and also provides a few last minute nuggets of wisdom to aid you in your responsive quest.

What you need for this book

  • A text editor

  • An evergreen browser

  • A penchant for mediocre jokes

Who this book is for

Are you writing two websites: one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've already implemented your first 'RWD' but are struggling to bring it all together? If so, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Second Edition gives you everything you need to take your websites to the next level.

You'll need some HTML and CSS knowledge to follow along, but everything you need to know about responsive design and making great websites is included in the book!


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