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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


Throughout the previous chapters, you've learned a lot about the current state of HTML and CSS. Through the course of this chapter, we will attempt to cast our eyes to the future. We will look into the crystal ball of the web and see where these technologies are headed.

The nature of this chapter is going to be somewhat speculative, but we are going to look at some technology that is available through web browsers at the moment and may become available throughout the web ecosystem in the future.

The web moves fast, and keeping up with changes is a key skill to learn for those interested in technology and developing for the web. We hope to provide some really useful strategies and resources that can help you to do just that; to keep up with changes, to stay ahead of new web technologies, and to see what exciting and experimental features you may want to work with.

Before we experiment with the CSS Paint API and see what it allows web developers to do, we will...