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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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The current state of CSS color

As I write this book in 2022, here is the briefest summary this author can manage of the state of CSS color:

  • All monitors and browsers can display sRGB colors, and there are various syntaxes to describe them in CSS; hex (for example, #000), rgb(0,0,0), hsl(0 0% 0%).
  • There are also colors that many modern monitors can display but not all browsers currently support. This category of colors is typically dealt with in CSS with the color() function to pass a custom color space (typically display-P3) to CSS, or using LCH/Lab.
  • Finally, there is a category of colors that humans can see, yet few (if any?) monitors can display. CSS can now also describe such colors with LCH/Lab.
  • Right now, in 2022, only the Safari browser supports lch(), lab(), and color().

Introductory note

As we work through all these formats, be aware that there is no real “best” color format. They are all useful for certain applications...