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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


The browser landscape is a complicated one. Sometimes, a new feature will be accepted as standard and will be implemented in most or all browsers very quickly, but this is not always the case. Some features can appear in one browser and go through many iterations before a standard is agreed upon and they are implemented elsewhere.

For example, CSS Flexbox, which you learned about in Chapter 2, Structure and Layout, first appeared way back in 2009 and went through several experimental versions before a recommendation for the CSS standards was agreed upon. The browser support is now quite good, but it has taken 10 years to get there.

We, as developers, often have to work to browser specifications (that is, a list of browsers the page must support), and we may need to know whether a browser feature is available for all of the browsers included in the specification. There are several sources for this information, and one of the most palatable is the caniuse website.