HTML5 and CSS3: Building Responsive Websites

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Learn
  • Build a semantic website structure with HTML5 elements
  • Use Bower to organize website dependencies
  • Make responsive media that is optimized for the specific device on which it’s displayed, allowing images, videos, and other elements be fully appreciated
  • Make typography that’s fluidly responsive, so it’s easy to read on all devices—no more hard-to-see text on a tiny mobile screen
  • Get to know techniques for server-side and client-side media deployment, providing platforms that are scaled for any device that requests them
About

Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. The Internet is going mobile. Desktop-only websites just aren’t good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just “work,” regardless of the devices used to access them. This Learning Path course explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3.

Our first module is a step-by-step introduction to ease you into the responsive world, where you will learn to build engaging websites. With coverage of Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation, you will discover three of the most robust frameworks in responsive web design. Next, you’ll learn to create a cool blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, and a crisp professional business site and make them all totally responsive.

Packed with examples and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, the second module provides a comprehensive resource for all things “responsive.” You’ll explore the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won’t just be built “right” for today, but in the future too.

The last and the final module is your guide to obtaining full access to next generation devices and browser technology. Create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give your website the latest design and development advantages to reach mobile devices. At the end of this course, you will learn to get and use all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project performance and take your website to the next level.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Features
  • Use Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation frameworks for responsive web design
  • Learn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calc
  • Make a mobile website using jQuery mobile and mobile-first design
Page Count 709
Course Length 21 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781787124813
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2016

Authors

Ben Frain

Ben Frain has been a web designer/developer since 1996. He is currently employed as a senior frontend developer at Bet365.

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Before the web, he worked as an underrated (and modest) TV actor and technology journalist, having graduated from Salford University with a degree in media and performance.

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He has written four equally underrated (his opinion) screenplays and still harbors the (fading) belief he might sell one. Outside of work, he enjoys simple pleasures: playing indoor football while his body and wife still allow it, and wrestling with his two sons. His other book, Sass and Compass for Designers, is available now. Visit Ben online at www.benfrain.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/benfrain.

Thoriq Firdaus

Thoriq Firdaus is a web developer and lives in Indonesia. He has been dabbling in web design and development for more than 5 years, working with many clients of varying sizes. He appreciates the giving nature of the web design community at large. He also loves trying out new things in CSS3 and HTML5 and occasionally speaks at some local colleges and institutions on the subject.

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Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter, watching movies, and enjoying meals at nearby cafes and restaurants.

Benjamin LaGrone

Benjamin LaGrone is a web developer who lives and works in Texas. He got his start in programming at the age of 6 when he took his first computer class at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. His first program was "choose your own adventure book", written in BASIC; he has fond memories of the days when software needed you to write line numbers. Fast forward to about thirty years later: after deciding that computers are here to stay, Ben has made a career combining two of his favorite things, art and coding—creating art from code. One of his favorite projects was using the GMaps API to map pathologies to chromosomes for cancer research. Fascinated with mobile devices for a long time, Ben thinks that the responsive Web is one of the most exciting, yet long time coming, new aspects of web development. He now works in a SaaS development shop and is the mobile and responsive Web evangelist of the team. When he's not working on some Internet project, Ben spends his time building robots, tinkering with machines, drinking coffee, surfing, and teaching Kuk Sool martial arts.