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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 the previous chapter, we learned about the techniques we can use to ensure we are writing in a well-supported standard. In this chapter, we will use many of these techniques to create web components – bits of UI that we can safely share across multiple web apps and sites.

The idea behind web components is that you, as a developer, are able to create a custom HTML element that is reusable.

To facilitate the reusability of the component, we need to be able to encapsulate the functionality or behavior of the component so that it doesn't pollute the rest of our code and, in turn, is not polluted by outside influences.

For example, we may want to create a web component that handles notifications or alert messages on a web page. To do this, we would want the colors for these messages to be consistent in all cases; perhaps we would add a red background for an error alert, a yellow background for an information alert, and green background for a successful...