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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

8. Animation

Activity 8.01: Animating Our Video Store Home Page


Complete this activity by following these steps:

  1. First, take a copy of Activity 6.01.html from your Chapter06 folder and save this in your Chapter08 folder as Activity 8.01.html. Now, we're going to edit the navigation links so that they have a CSS transition on the active hovered navigation link item. We will do this by moving it slightly upwards and then smoothing the transition of its hover color to red. Both transitions will be completed over 500 milliseconds. This will be triggered upon hovering the mouse over the link. Note that we only want to apply this to our desktop screen sizes since this could impair the usability of the mobile layout for users otherwise. We'll achieve this now.

    In the CSS <style> tag, within the @media (min-width: 768px) media query selector, while editing the nav a selector, we're going to add the following new properties:

    position: relative;