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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

Chrome Canary

In this section, we will look at Chrome Canary, the nightly build of Google's Chrome web browser. There are versions of Chrome Canary available for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, and Android, all of which can be downloaded from the Chrome Canary website (

Chrome Canary is a nightly build of the Chrome browser that may be unstable, but often contains experimental code and features that haven't been tested as thoroughly as they would be before being released in Google Chrome. This means there can be security issues, and such browsers should be used to assist development only. In other words, don't use them to store personal information such as credit card details and passwords.

Once you've downloaded and installed Chrome Canary, you can use it. It is very recognizable as it looks similar to the Chrome browser, though it does have a lot more yellow in the app's icon:

Figure 13.1: Chrome...