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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS - Fourth Edition

By : Ben Frain
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Book Image

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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Cutting-Edge CSS Features

Depending on when you are reading this, the contents of this chapter may seem commonplace and less cutting-edge in your daily CSS writing. However, as these words are written, these are some of the latest additions to the CSS language.

So, here is what we will take a look at in this chapter:

  • What cascade layers are and the problems they solve
  • The syntax and typical applications of cascade layers
  • The rules for layer ordering
  • Adding imported style sheets to a layer
  • Understanding the importance of !important
  • CSS nesting and its origins
  • Examples of syntax and its use cases
  • The @nest at-rule
  • Nesting media queries
  • How to write CSS nesting today
  • How to tell browser vendors you want nesting!

In the case of CSS nesting, which we will cover shortly, there are no browser implementations, merely a specification. However, it is an update to the language that I am genuinely excited about...