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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 this chapter, you learned about using CSS to theme a web page with new colors, backgrounds, and borders. By adding a small CSS file on top of an existing CSS design, you were able to easily create four different versions of a web page using nothing but CSS properties and values that you applied to your existing markup.

First, you created an inverted dark theme using Hex values for complementary colors of the colors in the original theme. Next, you used HSL colors to create a more polished theme, where design considerations trumped pure complementary values for the colors in the theme. Next, you used the invert filter to create a quick-and-dirty inverted theme. Finally, you created a post-specific theme by taking advantage of the hooks that a good CMS such as WordPress provides to be able to style individual pages.

In the next chapter, you'll learn about some very important technologies for today's modern, many-device web – Media Queries and Responsive...