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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 learned about forms, which allow you to work with user data in different ways. Data is important, of course – the modern world runs on it. It's not the only thing, however. For most people, all the data in the world is useless unless there's also a beautiful interface to access it with. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the technology that will allow you to bring that interface to life on the web.

The power of CSS is its ability to change, sometimes radically, the appearance of a web page without updating the markup. This allows you to update the look and feel of a web page without you having any control at all over the content. This power expresses itself most commonly in themes, that is, CSS files that change the look and feel of a site or application and that can be applied easily. While some theming systems, like the ones in WordPress, allow and encourage dynamic changes to the markup, there's so much you can do...