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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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Parting advice

All that is left, in the remainder of the chapter, and indeed the book (please, don’t cry—you’ll start me off), is for me to offer what I feel are the most important considerations for any responsive web project. Here goes.

Getting designs in the browser as soon as possible

The more responsive web work I have done, the more important I have found it to get designs up and running in a browser environment as soon as possible. If you are a designer as well as a developer, then that simplifies matters. As soon as you have enough of a feel, visually, for what you need, you can get it prototyped and develop the idea further in a browser environment.

If you are primarily a developer, then this can aid the design process hugely in order to get the design living and breathing in the browser. Without fail, every project that I work on gets revised in some way as a result of the designs being built in the browser. That isn’t a failure of...