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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 chapters, we learned about the basics of HTML5 and CSS3 in terms of structure, layout, and typography. We have also explored HTML forms, and how to go about theming websites.

Now, we're going to look into adapting our web pages for the world of mobile-first responsive web design. A key element of a successful website starts with a good user experience design, providing the user with a seamless browsing experience on the website regardless of their device. Many users access websites through their mobile devices; it's second nature for them. From finding a location on a map to gathering information over the internet, users are finding that everything can be done using their phone, which is convenient since, when on the go, users are hardly likely to have a computer with them. With the rise of the mobile internet, it's realistic to expect to be able to get online in many parts of the world, even the more remote places, these days. Given this...