Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, Paperback / softback Book

Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself Paperback / softback


Learn responsive web design (RWD) with HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript in just 24 one-hour lessons Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours helps you create websites that work equally well on everything from smartphones and tablets to multi-screen monitors. This book's straightforward, step-by-step approach shows how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the responsive sites today's users and clients want.

In just a few hours, you'll be building layouts, sites, forms, and web apps that automatically adapt to virtually any device.

Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Learn how to... Create effective and reliable responsive designs with CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScriptUse progressive enhancement to consistently provide the right content while making the most of each device and browserEstablish breakpoints and write CSS media queries to respond appropriately to each user agentChoose the right layout and wireframing approach for your siteUse web fonts to control typography and choose sizes that look good on any deviceMaster three ways to make tables responsiveBuild responsive forms using the latest HTML5 tags and attributesImplement responsive navigation patterns that users understand intuitivelyTest for responsiveness and performanceUse Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to optimize performance CONTENTS AT A GLANCE PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGNHOUR 1: What Is Responsive Web Design?* History of Responsive Web Design * Why We Need Responsive Web Design HOUR 2: Alternatives to Responsive Web Design* Table-Based Layouts* CSS Layouts * Detection ScriptsHOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile* Basic Cell Phones * Smartphones * Tablets * Retina Devices * Why Responsive Design Is ImportantHOUR 4: Progressive Enhancement* What Is Progressive Enhancement? * How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a * Website * Benefits of Progressive EnhancementHOUR 5: HTML for Responsive Web Design* Using HTML5* Clean Code * Don't Forget Semantic Elements * Validating Your HTMLHOUR 6: Basic CSS* How to Write CSS Rules * Embedded and External Style Sheets * Styling Fonts and Colors * Creating a Layout with CSS * Understanding Cascading and SpecificityHOUR 7:Unobtrusive JavaScript* What Is Unobtrusive JavaScript? * How to Implement Unobtrusive JavaScript PART II: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITEHOUR 8: Planning a Responsive Website* Should You Make Your Website Responsive? * How to Plan for a Responsive WebsiteHOUR 9:Mobile First* Why Design for Mobile First? * What Makes a Site Mobile Friendly? * What About Mobile Only?HOUR 10: CSS Media Queries* What Is a Media Query? * Media Query ExpressionsHOUR 11: Breakpoints* What Is a Breakpoint? * How to Define Breakpoints in CSS * Optimal BreakpointsHOUR 12: Layout * What Is Web Layout? * Types of Layouts * Columns in LayoutHOUR 13: Navigation* Why Responsive Navigation Is Important * What Makes Navigation Mobile Friendly? * Basic RWD Navigation PatternsHOUR 14: Responsive Fonts and Typography* Using Web Fonts * Sizing Typography * Relative Versus Absolute Font Sizes * New CSS3 Measurement UnitsHOUR 15: Creating and Using Images in RWD* Making Images Responsive* Improving Download Speeds * Building and Using Retina-Ready ImagesHOUR 16: Videos and Other Media in RWD* How to Make Videos Responsive* Making YouTube Videos ResponsiveHOUR 17: Tables in Responsive Web Design* Tables on Small Devices* Can Tables Be Responsive? * Where Do Layout Tables Fit in RWD?HOUR 18: Responsive Web Forms* HTML5 Forms * Making Web Forms Usable * Creating Responsive FormsHOUR 19: Testing Responsive Websites* Testing in Your Browser * Testing in a Device for All Your Breakpoints * How to Test When You Don't Have the Devices HOUR 20: Problems with Responsive Web Design* Responsive Designs Can Be Slow* RWD Can Make More Work for Designers * Not All Customers Like Responsive Sites * RWD May Break Advertising PART III: IMPROVING RESPONSIVE DESIGNHOUR 21: Tools for Creating Responsive Web Designs* Planning and Designing Your RWD Site* HTML Element and CSS Tools * Web Editors for Building Responsive Web PagesHOUR 22: Device and Feature Detection* Why Use Detection Scripts * Modernizr * WURFLHOUR 23: Using RESS with RWD* What Is RESS? * Benefits of Using RESS * Getting Started with RESS * When to Use RESSHOUR 24: RWD Best Practices* Give Everyone the Best Experience * Use the Best Breakpoints You Can * Be Flexible and Think Small * Don't Forget the Content * Manage Costs


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
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  • Category: Web programming
  • ISBN: 9780672338380



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