Instant Responsive Web Design [Instant]


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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Learn how to make your websites beautiful on any device
  • Understand the differences between various responsive philosophies
  • Expand your skill set with the quickly growing mobile-first approach

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Language : English
eBook : 70 pages
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1849699259
ISBN 13 : 9781849699259
Author(s) : Cory Simmons
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development

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Instant Responsive Web Design
  • Instant Responsive Web Design
    • So, what is Responsive web design (RWD)?
    • Getting started
    • Quick start – making your first responsive web page
      • Step 1 – creating an HTML page
      • Step 2 – adding a stylesheet
      • Step 3 – making it responsive
    • Top 5 features you need to know about
      • The power of CSS Media Queries
        • Media types
        • Logical operators
      • Different strategies to make responsive websites
        • The Goldilocks approach
        • The Fluid approach
      • Desktop-first versus Mobile-first
        • Desktop-first
        • Mobile-first
      • Gotchas and best practices
      • Putting it all together
    • People and places you should get to know

Cory Simmons

Cory Simmons is a web designer/developer with over 17 years of experience. He currently works at Pressed Web, where he has maintained a tutorial blog for years covering everything from basic HTML/CSS to Django and Meteor. He has worked for companies such as Scholastic and World Vision Charities. Cory has written for CSS Tricks and is an author at TutsPlus. He created and maintains the Jeet Framework.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Learn what “responsive web design” is
  • Harness the power of media queries
  • Create a very simple responsive website
  • Build a site using the Goldilocks Approach and the Fluid Approach
  • Weigh the pros and cons of desktop-first vs. mobile-first approaches
  • Make your images and video responsive

In Detail

Making your sites responsive is an easy enough skill to learn, and really pays dividends when you're selling your product to potential clients or just trying to impress your boss for that promotion you want, but understanding all your options will help you develop a workflow that really works for you.

Instant Responsive Web Design makes learning mobile-friendly web design a piece of cake with site-builds imploring various approaches using a very easy-to-follow format where you'll actually be creating sites using each approach. Expand your web repertoire in a few, easy hours.

Instant Responsive Web Design takes the guesswork out of responsive web design, by teaching readers the most relevant approaches and leaves it up to them to develop a workflow that works best for their style of coding.

We'll help you to develop several websites from scratch using different philosophies such as the Goldilocks Approach, make your websites Fluid, understand desktop and mobile-first approaches, and master some of the tricky stuff such as making your images and video responsive.

In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn everything you could ever need to become an above-average responsive web designer in a matter of hours.

Approach

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A step-by-step tutorial approach which will teach the readers what responsive web design is and how it is used in designing a responsive web page.

Who this book is for

If you are a web-designer looking to expand your skill set by learning the quickly growing industry standard of responsive web design, this book is ideal for you. Knowledge of CSS is assumed.

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