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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 discovered how to structure a web page with HTML and style it with CSS. We also introduced HTML forms, responsive web design, and media elements, including video, audio, and canvas.

In this chapter, we'll look at CSS animations. Introducing these to your web page can be a real strength as they can add valuable feedback and interaction to the page. Humans are naturally drawn to movement, so adding subtle animations can really guide users to the important parts of a web page at any given moment. A good example of this could be an HTML form submission, when the user submits the form if they didn't fill out their email address in the correct format. This means you could use CSS animations to animate the email input box for a second or two (for instance, shake it side to side by a few pixels), alongside showing the error message and highlighting to the user the location of the error that they need to correct before they can move forward...