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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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In CSS terms, color capability is advancing rapidly. We have looked at the basics of setting colors and alpha layers in CSS using hex and functional notation. We have also considered how to make use of wider gamuts such as P3 and how to provide fallbacks in a couple of ways for older devices.

Later, we looked at the cutting-edge features of color which are just gaining browser support. We have looked at mixing colors with color-mix(), creating a color relative to another with the relative color syntax, and, perhaps most usefully, how we can ensure contrasting colors, and gaining better accessibility with the use of the color-contrast() function.

As this is such a dense topic, below is a list of resources to read further on the topic. But that doesn’t mean we won’t look at color more. On the contrary, we will need it in the next chapter, Chapter 8, Stunning Aesthetics with CSS, where we will be looking at gradients, shapes, and so much more.