HTML and CSS Visual QuickStart Guide

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-01
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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HTML and CSS remain the linchpin of the Web. Every beginning web developer needs to understand them thoroughly — including the latest advances in these standards, and the newest techniques based on them. For decades, web professionals have turned to HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide as the fastest and most practical way to gain that understanding. Now, this full-color guide has been thoroughly updated by a new author who’s taught thousands of beginning web developers. Joe Casabona combines expert introductions to the latest HTML and CSS technologies, new examples and projects, and extensive online video content for a true multi-modal learning experience.

Combining definitive reference information with hands-on tutorials, Casabona helps aspiring and current web professionals gain deep mastery of HTML and CSS separately, together, and in the broader context of the overall web project and lifecycle. Drawing on his extensive teaching experience, Casabona offers well-honed explanations that learners will understand, whether they’re working on their own or in classroom environments. From the basics to advanced techniques, he guides you through:
  • Designing, structuring, and formatting sites
  • Using images, links, styles, tables, forms
  • Adding media, visual effects, and animations
  • Using CSS to gain full control over elements, fonts, colors, and layouts
  • Making the most of sophisticated HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities
  • Applying modern best practices for ensuring accessibility and responsiveness, and building high-performance progressive web apps
  • Effectively testing, debugging, and publishing sites and applications
  • Exploring leading JavaScript libraries and build tools for more advanced web development

Author Biography

Joe Casabona is a front end developer, educator, and podcaster. He has been making websites since 2001, and has worked on projects for Disney, NatGeo, The Boys and Girls Club, and other leading clients. He holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering, has more than 10 years of computer science teaching experience at the college level, and has authored books and courses on HTML, CSS, PHP, responsive design, WordPress, and podcasting. He has developed courses for The University of Scranton, LinkedIn Learning/, Sessions College, and Udemy, and runs a membership site where he teaches web development.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basics
1. What are HTML and CSS?
2. Creating a Website on Your Computer

Part 2: HTML
3. Semantics of HTML
4. Basic Elements
5. Links
6. Structure/Layout
7. Media
8. Tables and Other Structured Data Elements
9. Webforms
10. Advanced and Experimental Elements

Part 3: CSS
11. Semantics of CSS
12. Targeting Elements
13. Fonts
14. Colors
15. Structure/Layout
16. Flexbox and CSS Grid
17. Media Queries
18. CSS Animations
19. CSS Variables
20. CSS Preprocessors

Part 4: Launching Your Website
21. Getting Your Website Online
22. Testing

Part 5: Advanced Topics
23. Performance
24. Accessibility
25. JavaScript Libraries & Other Build Tools

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