9780672338380

Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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    9780672338380

  • ISBN10:

    0672338386

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/9/2014
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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Summary

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 Al

Author Biography

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

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