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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS - Fourth Edition

By : Ben Frain
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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS - Fourth Edition

3.5 (4)
By: Ben Frain

Overview of this book

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS, Fourth Edition, is a fully revamped and extended version of one of the most comprehensive and bestselling books on the latest HTML5 and CSS techniques for responsive web design. It emphasizes pragmatic application, teaching you the approaches needed to build most real-life websites, with downloadable examples in every chapter. Written in the author's friendly and easy-to-follow style, this edition covers all the newest developments and improvements in responsive web design, including approaches for better accessibility, variable fonts and font loading, and the latest color manipulation tools making their way to browsers. You can enjoy coverage of bleeding-edge features such as CSS layers, container queries, nesting, and subgrid. The book concludes by exploring some exclusive tips and approaches for front-end development from the author. By the end of the book, you will not only have a comprehensive understanding of responsive web design and what is possible with the latest HTML5 and CSS, but also the knowledge of how to best implement each technique. Read through as a complete guide or dip in as a reference for each topic-focused chapter.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Section I: The Fundamentals of Responsive Web Design
Section II: Core Skills for Effective Front-End Web Development
Section III: Latest Platform Features and Parting Advice
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Earlier in this chapter, I mentioned that I had picked and downloaded some icons from IcoMoon ( They were icons depicting touch gestures: swipe, pinch, drag, and more. Suppose, in a website you are building, you need to make use of them multiple times. Remember I mentioned that there was a version of those icons as SVG symbol definitions? That’s what we will make use of now.

In example_10-03, we insert the various symbol definitions inside the defs element of an SVG in the page. You’ll notice that, on the svg element, an inline style is used, display:none, and the height and width attributes have both been set to 0 (those styles could be set in CSS if you prefer). This is so that this SVG takes up no space. We are only using this SVG to house symbols of the graphical objects we want to use elsewhere. So, our markup starts like this:

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