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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, you may have been frustrated that our web pages only dealt with the page structure and didn't contain any actual content. In this chapter, we will look at the HTML elements, that are used for text-based page content. You are probably familiar with most of these elements from using word processing applications when writing documents. These HTML elements include elements such as headings, paragraphs, and lists.

As you are aware, when building web pages, the markup is only one aspect. We also need to style elements of the page. We will take a look at issues concerning the styling of these text-based elements. We will look into concerns such as cross-browser consistency. Finally, we will walk through some exercises on developing common web page components such as navigation bars and breadcrumbs.

Text and typography are very important as a visually appealing web page will ensure that a web user spends more time on it (as this may be good...