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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, we laid the foundations of our web pages by learning about structural elements, how to style text, and how to add interactive forms.

In this chapter, we will learn about elements that we can use to greatly enrich the experience a user has on a web page. We will look at how we can showcase video, music, images, and programmatic art on our web pages.

With the advent of HTML5, powerful tools for rich interaction have become available in the browser. We can now embed video and audio directly in a web page. We can use the canvas to draw interactive graphics and make games. Previously, you would have needed a plugin such as Flash or Silverlight to be able to show a video or play a song in the browser.

There are so many reasons to add these elements to a web page. We can use images as content in a blog or a news article. We can use images and video to showcase a product in a catalog or on an e-commerce site. Logos and images can be used to add...