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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 looked at how we can add animation to our web pages using HTML and CSS. We learned how we can use motion and transitions to great effect to enrich our web pages and add visual flair.

In this chapter, we are going to look at a very important but sometimes overlooked aspect of web development, that is, accessibility. This chapter is about making a web page available to everyone. It is about removing barriers by making our code as easy to use as possible for as wide a range of users as possible. The web is an open platform, and we should strive to make its content accessible to as many people as we can. The web should work for everyone.

As a web developer, this means we have a great responsibility to use the tools available to us to make accessible websites. HTML has a lot of features that are designed to make web pages accessible and, in this chapter, we will look at several of these – alt attributes, form labels, and fieldsets, to...