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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 JavaScript
  • Use progressive enhancement to consistently provide the right content while making the most of each device and browser
  • Establish breakpoints and write CSS media queries to respond appropriately to each user agent
  • Choose the right layout and wireframing approach for your site
  • Use web fonts to control typography and choose sizes that look good on any device
  • Master three ways to make tables responsive
  • Build responsive forms using the latest HTML5 tags and attributes
  • Implement responsive navigation patterns that users understand intuitively
  • Test for responsiveness and performance
  • Use Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to optimize performance

CONTENTS AT A GLANCE

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

H OUR 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 Scripts

HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile

• Basic Cell Phones

• Smartphones

• Tablets

• Retina Devices

• Why Responsive Design Is Important

HOUR 4 : Progressive Enhancement

• What Is Progressive Enhancement?

• How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a

• Website

• Benefits of Progressive Enhancement

HOUR 5 : HTML for Responsive Web Design

• Using HTML5

• Clean Code

• Don’t Forget Semantic Elements

• Validating Your HTML

HOUR 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 Specificity

HOUR 7: Unobtrusive JavaScript

• What Is Unobtrusive JavaScript?

• How to Implement Unobtrusive JavaScript

 

PART II: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

HOUR 8: Planning a Responsive Website

• Should You Make Your Website Responsive?

• How to Plan for a Responsive Website

HOUR 9: Mobile First

• Why Design for Mobile First?

• What Makes a Site Mobile Friendly?

• What About Mobile Only?

HOUR 1 0: CSS Media Queries

• What Is a Media Query?

• Media Query Expressions

HOUR 1 1: Breakpoints

• What Is a Breakpoint?

• How to Define Breakpoints in CSS

• Optimal Breakpoints

HOUR 12: Layout

• What Is Web Layout?

• Types of Layouts

• Columns in Layout

HOUR 13 : Navigation

• Why Responsive Navigation Is Important

• What Makes Navigation Mobile Friendly?

• Basic RWD Navigation Patterns

HOUR 14: Responsive Fonts and Typography

• Using Web Fonts

• Sizing Typography

• Relative Versus Absolute Font Sizes

• New CSS3 Measurement Units

HOUR 15: Creating and Using Images in RWD

• Making Images Responsive

• Improving Download Speeds

• Building and Using Retina-Ready Images

HOUR 16: Videos and Other Media in RWD

• How to Make Videos Responsive

• Making YouTube Videos Responsive

HOUR 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 Forms

HOUR 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 DESIGN

HOUR 21: Tools for Creating Responsive Web Designs • Planning and Designing Your RWD Site

• HTML Element and CSS Tools

• Web Editors for Building Responsive Web Pages

HOUR 22 : Device and Feature Detection

• Why Use Detection Scripts

• Modernizr

• WURFL

HOUR 23: Using RESS with RWD

• What Is RESS?

• Benefits of Using RESS

• Getting Started with RESS

• When to Use RESS

HOUR 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

Synopsis:

Responsive Web Design

 

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, 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 CSS, HTML5, 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.

 

Step-by-step instructions and full-color figures help you learn quickly.

 

Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.

 

Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.

 

Jennifer Kyrnin consults professionally on web design and e-book publishing. She has built and maintained websites of all sizes, from small, single-page brochure sites to large, million-page database-driven sites for international audiences. She has taught HTML, XML, and web design online since 1997, and is the author of Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours.

Learn how to…

  • Create effective and reliable responsive designs with CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript
  • Use progressive enhancement to consistently provide the right content while making the most of each device and browser
  • Establish breakpoints and write CSS media queries to respond appropriately to each user agent
  • Choose the right layout and wireframing approach for your site
  • Use web fonts to control typography and choose sizes that look good on any device
  • Master three ways to make tables responsive
  • Build responsive forms using the latest HTML5 tags and attributes
  • Implement responsive navigation patterns that users understand intuitively
  • Test for responsiveness and performance
  • Use Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to optimize performance

 

 

Upgrade to the online Learning Lab edition of this book for just $10 with purchase. See inside for details.

Synopsis:

Using responsive design, you can create websites that work equally well on any device, from smartphones and tablets to the largest multi-screen monitors. Responsive web design is the next frontier in web and mobile design: every web professional should know when it is (and isn't) appropriate, and be capable of applying it. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can master today's best practices for responsive web design. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, teaching what responsive design is, how to use it, and how to resolve the problems it can create. Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 in 24 Hours covers all this, and more:

  • What problems responsive design is intended to solve
  • How responsive design builds on CSS and HTML5
  • Using progressive enhancement (and how it differs from "graceful degradation")
  • Planning responsive sites based on your existing analytics and content
  • Designing for "mobile first"
  • Identifying and implementing optimal breakpoints
  • Structuring and using CSS media queries
  • Creating responsive layouts and typography
  • Integrating images and media into a responsive site
  • Determining what to do about tables, forms, and navigation
  • Testing for responsiveness and ensuring adequate performance
  • Finding and applying the most useful tools and frameworks
  • Using the new Responsive Design Plus Server Components (RESS) approach
  • Working with Responsive Templates for WordPress and Drupal
  • Examples of amazing responsive design

Step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable building responsive sites that work equally well for every visitor!

About the Author

Jennifer Kyrnin has been teaching HTML, XML, and web design online since 1997. She has built and maintained websites of all sizes, from small, single-page brochure sites to large, million-page database-driven sites for international audiences. She lives with her husband and son and numerous animals on a small farm in Washington state.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESPONSIVE DESIGN

1. What is Responsive Design?

2. Alternatives to Responsive Design

3. The Growth of Mobile

4. Progressive Enhancement

5. HTML for Responsive Design

6. Basic CSS

PART II: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

7. Planning a Responsive Site

8. Mobile First

9. Content First

10. Breakpoints

11. CSS Media Queries - The Basis of Responsive Design

12. Layout

13. Fonts and Typography

14. Images and Media

15. Tables

16. Responsive Forms

17. Navigation

18. Testing

PART III: IMPROVING ON RESPONSIVE DESIGN

19. Tools for Creating Responsive Designs

20. Problems with Responsive Design

21. Responsive Design Plus Server Components (RESS)

22. Device and Feature Detection

23. Responsive Templates

24. Examples of Amazing Responsive Design

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672338380
Author:
Kyrnin, Jennifer
Publisher:
Sams Publishing
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Subject:
HTML5; CSS; CSS3; mobile web; web development; web design; web programming; learning responsive web design; responsive web design tutorial; RWD; Bootstrap; Progressive Enhancement; CSS Media Queries; Responsive Frameworks; Responsive Design Plus Server Co
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself
Publication Date:
20141010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 7.4 x 1.1 in 649 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

Responsive Web Design

 

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, 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 CSS, HTML5, 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.

 

Step-by-step instructions and full-color figures help you learn quickly.

 

Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.

 

Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.

 

Jennifer Kyrnin consults professionally on web design and e-book publishing. She has built and maintained websites of all sizes, from small, single-page brochure sites to large, million-page database-driven sites for international audiences. She has taught HTML, XML, and web design online since 1997, and is the author of Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours.

Learn how to…

  • Create effective and reliable responsive designs with CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript
  • Use progressive enhancement to consistently provide the right content while making the most of each device and browser
  • Establish breakpoints and write CSS media queries to respond appropriately to each user agent
  • Choose the right layout and wireframing approach for your site
  • Use web fonts to control typography and choose sizes that look good on any device
  • Master three ways to make tables responsive
  • Build responsive forms using the latest HTML5 tags and attributes
  • Implement responsive navigation patterns that users understand intuitively
  • Test for responsiveness and performance
  • Use Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to optimize performance

 

 

Upgrade to the online Learning Lab edition of this book for just $10 with purchase. See inside for details.

"Synopsis" by ,

Using responsive design, you can create websites that work equally well on any device, from smartphones and tablets to the largest multi-screen monitors. Responsive web design is the next frontier in web and mobile design: every web professional should know when it is (and isn't) appropriate, and be capable of applying it. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can master today's best practices for responsive web design. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, teaching what responsive design is, how to use it, and how to resolve the problems it can create. Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 in 24 Hours covers all this, and more:

  • What problems responsive design is intended to solve
  • How responsive design builds on CSS and HTML5
  • Using progressive enhancement (and how it differs from "graceful degradation")
  • Planning responsive sites based on your existing analytics and content
  • Designing for "mobile first"
  • Identifying and implementing optimal breakpoints
  • Structuring and using CSS media queries
  • Creating responsive layouts and typography
  • Integrating images and media into a responsive site
  • Determining what to do about tables, forms, and navigation
  • Testing for responsiveness and ensuring adequate performance
  • Finding and applying the most useful tools and frameworks
  • Using the new Responsive Design Plus Server Components (RESS) approach
  • Working with Responsive Templates for WordPress and Drupal
  • Examples of amazing responsive design

Step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable building responsive sites that work equally well for every visitor!

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