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The HTML and CSS Workshop

By : Lewis Coulson, Brett Jephson, Rob Larsen, Matt Park, Marian Zburlea
Book Image

The HTML and CSS Workshop

By: Lewis Coulson, Brett Jephson, Rob Larsen, Matt Park, Marian Zburlea

Overview of this book

With knowledge of CSS and HTML, you can build visually appealing, interactive websites without relying on website-building tools that come with lots of pre-packaged restrictions. The HTML and CSS Workshop takes you on a journey to learning how to create beautiful websites using your own content, understanding how they work, and how to manage them long-term. The book begins by introducing you to HTML5 and CSS3, and takes you through the process of website development with easy-to-follow steps. Exploring how the browser renders websites from code to display, you'll advance to adding a cinematic experience to your website by incorporating video and audio elements into your code. You'll also use JavaScript to add interactivity to your site, integrate HTML forms for capturing user data, incorporate animations to create slick transitions, and build stunning themes using advanced CSS. You'll also get to grips with mobile-first development using responsive design and media queries, to ensure your sites perform well on any device. Throughout the book, you'll work on engaging projects, including a video store home page that you will iteratively add functionality to as you learn new skills. By the end of this Workshop, you'll have gained the confidence to creatively tackle your own ambitious web development projects.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
2. Structure and Layout
3. Text and Typography
5. Themes, Colors, and Polish
6. Responsive Web Design and Media Queries
7. Media – Audio, Video, and Canvas
12. Web Components


In this chapter, we introduced CSS preprocessors, developing an understanding of how we configure the software to run the compilation of these on our machine with Node.js, npm, and with the node-sass module. We've covered how to create a project package.json file and write a script command, which we can run to compile the CSS.

We've learned about the SCSS preprocessed scripting language and its different output styles, and how we can write SCSS code to create variables; use nesting, mixins, and control directives; and import other SCSS files.

Using this knowledge, you should now be able to write and compile SCSS code to create CSS for your website projects.

In the next chapter, we will learn about what it means to create more maintainable CSS, looking at ways to implement this and how it can benefit developers working on a project.