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HTML5 and CSS3: Building Responsive Websites

By : Ben Frain, Thoriq Firdaus, Benjamin LaGrone
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HTML5 and CSS3: Building Responsive Websites

By: Ben Frain, Thoriq Firdaus, Benjamin LaGrone

Overview of this book

Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. The Internet is going mobile. Desktop-only websites just aren’t good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just “work,” regardless of the devices used to access them. This Learning Path course explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3. Our first module is a step-by-step introduction to ease you into the responsive world, where you will learn to build engaging websites. With coverage of Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation, you will discover three of the most robust frameworks in responsive web design. Next, you’ll learn to create a cool blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, and a crisp professional business site and make them all totally responsive. Packed with examples and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, the second module provides a comprehensive resource for all things “responsive.” You’ll explore the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won’t just be built “right” for today, but in the future too. The last and the final module is your guide to obtaining full access to next generation devices and browser technology. Create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give your website the latest design and development advantages to reach mobile devices. At the end of this course, you will learn to get and use all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project performance and take your website to the next level. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: ?Responsive Web Design by Example: Beginner’s Guide - Second Edition by Thoriq Firdaus ?Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition by Ben Frain ?HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook by Benjamin LaGrone
Table of Contents (6 chapters)

Chapter 9. Conquer Forms with HTML5 and CSS3

Before HTML5, adding things such as date pickers, placeholder text, and range sliders into forms has always needed JavaScript. Similarly, there has been no easy way to tell users what we expect them to input into certain input fields, for example, whether we want users to input telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, or URLs. The good news is that HTML5 largely solves these common problems.

We have two main aims in this chapter. Firstly, to understand HTML5 form features and secondly, to understand how we can lay out forms more simply for multiple devices with the latest CSS features.

In this chapter, we will learn how to:

  • Easily add placeholder text into relevant form input fields
  • Disable auto-completion of form fields where necessary
  • Set certain fields to be required before submission
  • Specify different input types such as e-mail, telephone number, and URL
  • Create number range sliders for easy value selection
  • Place date and color pickers into...