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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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Changing the source order

Flexbox has the ability to re-order items. Prior to Flexbox, if you wanted to have something that came after something else in the DOM appear before it instead, you were in for a rough time. However, Flexbox makes such work trivial. Let’s have a look at how it works.

Consider this markup, which you can build along with in example_04-08:

<div class="container">
    <header class="item">Header</header>
    <aside class="item">Side one</aside>
    <main class="item">Content</main>
    <aside class="item aside-two">Side Two</aside>
    <footer class="item">Footer</footer>

We will add some simple colors to more easily differentiate the sections, and stack them one under another in the same order they appear in the markup:

.container {
    background-color: indigo;
    display: flex;