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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, through multiple exercises and activities, we have looked at the features that have been added to HTML5 that allow us to create web components. We have learned how to create a custom HTML element and how to define the behavior of that custom element. We have also learned about the Shadow DOM and how we can use it to encapsulate our custom elements; in other words, we have learned how to keep our custom elements safe from outside influences and prevented them, in turn, from polluting the rest of a web page. Finally, we have learned how to create HTML templates that make our custom elements more flexible and allows us to reuse components in more situations.

Combining all of these features of HTML5, we have applied our new knowledge to create a modal and a blog-headline element, and we have learned how to create web components that can interact with one another to make reusable, versatile UI components that can be used across multiple projects.

In the...