CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Simon Collison,Andy Budd,Cameron Moll

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430223987

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 339

Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have. This second edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques
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CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Simon Collison,Andy Budd,Cameron Moll

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430223979

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 844

Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have. This second edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques What you’ll learn The best practice concepts in CSS design. The most important (and tricky) parts of CSS Identify and fix the most common CSS problems How to deal with the most common bugs Completely up to date browser support information Covers CSS3 as well as CSS2 showing you the future of CSS Who this book is for This book will be aimed towards intermediate web designers/developers, although the examples should be simple enough for novice designers/developers with a basic understanding of CSS to grasp. Readers will probably have read beginner/intermediate instructional books such as Web Standards Solutions and will be looking for more practical and in-depth information. This book is likely to have a broad appeal, attracting intermediate developers wanting to improve their skills as well as advanced developers wanting a useful reference. The CSS 2/3 content of the book is delivered in a way that allows readers to learn CSS2 techniques that they can implement now in professional work, and then gem up on CSS3 techniques if they want to start looking towards the future. Table of Contents Setting the Foundations Getting Your Styles to Hit the Target Visual Formatting Model Overview Using Backgrounds for Effect Styling Links Styling Lists and Creating Nav Bars Styling Forms and Data Tables Layout Bugs and Bug Fixing Case Study: Roma Italia Case Study: Climb the Mountains
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CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Author: Cameron Moll,Andy Budd,Simon Collison

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1590596145

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 9262

This book is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development—all you need to work your way up to CSS professional. While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using CSS, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve. By bringing all of the latest tips, tricks, and techniques together in one handy reference, this book demystifies the secrets of CSS and makes the journey to CSS mastery as simple and painless as possible. While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using CSS in your work, and concentrating mainly on advanced techniques. It begins with a brief recap of CSS fundamentals such as the importance of meaningful markup, how to structure and maintain your code, and how the CSS layout model really works. With the basics out of the way, each subsequent chapter details a particular aspect of CSS-based design. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical CSS techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work. Browser inconsistencies are the thorn in most CSS developers' sides, so we have dedicated two whole chapters to CSS hacks, filters, and bug fixing, as well as looking at image replacement; professional link, form, and list styling; pure CSS layouts; and much more. All of these techniques are then put into practice in two beautifully designed case studies, written by two of the world's best CSS designers, Simon Collison and Cameron Moll.
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HTML5 Mastery

Semantics, Standards, and Styling

Author: Anselm Bradford,Paul Haine

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238623

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 823

Markup is synonymous with the development of the web, but most people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Why settle for average HTML, when you can become an HTML5 master? That’s where this unique book comes in. It’s aimed at web designers and developers who want to take their markup even further in the exciting new directions the web has taken in multimedia, interactivity and improved semantics. HTML5 isn't for just any web site, but for a web site that will contribute to tomorrow’s “web of data.” HTML5 Mastery will introduce the new markup elements of HTML5—including less commonly used ones—and show you where and how to use them. It also provides clever styling and scripting techniques that you can employ on your web site. It is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date with modern web design techniques.
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CSS Master

Author: Tiffany B Brown

Publisher: SitePoint

ISBN: 1457193035

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 350

View: 4780

CSS Master is tailor-made for the web designer who's really serious about taking their skills to the next level. Discover how to keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice and employing the most effective cutting-edge CSS techniques. Organize your CSS to create the most efficient and most maintainable code Discover advanced layout techniques: grid layouts, multi-column, table layout mode, and more Use advanced effects: transitions, transforms, filter effect, and animations Take advantage of pre- and post-processors to maximize your efficiency Combine CSS and SVG to create seriously powerful effects
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CSS Mastery

Author: Andy Budd,Emil Björklund

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258640

Category: Computers

Page: 409

View: 4917

Fully updated to the latest CSS modules, make the journey to CSS mastery as simple and painless as possible. This book dives into advanced aspects of CSS-based design, such as responsive design, modular CSS, and CSS typography. Through a series of easy-to-follow tutorials, you will learn practical CSS techniques you can immediately start using in your daily work. CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development—this book demystifies the secrets of CSS. While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master. When you first start developing sites using CSS, you will come across all kinds of infuriating browser bugs and inconsistencies. It sometimes feels like there are a million and one different techniques to master, spread across a bewildering array of websites. The range of possibilities seems endless and makes for a steep and daunting learning curve. While most books concentrate on basic skills, this one is different, assuming that you already know the basics and why you should be using CSS in your work, and concentrating mainly on advanced techniques. This new edition covers all of the CSS fundamentals such as the importance of meaningful markup, how to structure and maintain your code, and how the CSS layout model really works. This new edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information Full coverage of modular CSS and responsive design Essential information on CSS typography and layout control What You'll Learn Discover the best practice concepts in CSS design Master the most important (and tricky) parts of CSS Identify and fix the most common CSS problems Deal with the most common bugs See the latest information on CSS features and support Who This Book Is For Intermediate and advanced web designers and developers. It offers a quick recap of the main points of CSS, while dispelling some common myths, but then moves forward to delve into the higher-level aspects of CSS. It contains fully up-to-date information throughout, and acts as a one-stop-shop for current CSS best practices.
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AdvancED CSS

Author: Joe Lewis,Meitar Moscovitz

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430219327

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6667

So you think you know CSS? Take your CSS skills to the next level and learn to write organized and optimized CSS that will improve the maintainability, performance, and appearance of your work. You’ll learn how document flow and CSS positioning schemes will help you make your documents more accessible. You’ll discover the great styling possibilities of CSS paired with semantic structures like Microformats and RDFa, while enriching the self-describing semantics of XHTML content. Learn how to group logically related declarations, minify style sheets, and prevent performance bottle necks such as reflows and repaints. With support for CSS enjoying unprecedented ubiquity, you can finally use such features as generated content, complex selector chains, and CSS3’s visual properties, like box-shadow, in your projects. What you’ll learn Discover how to make use of CSS 2.1 alongside CSS3 Use CSS generated content to automatically number arbitrary elements and expose attribute metadata Learn how to use CSS for print and mobile devices, as well as for presenting XML data Uncover the techniques used to organize, manage, and apply CSS to large-scale projects Learn how to optimize your CSS for better site performance Who this book is for If you’re feeling confident with CSS, AdvancED CSS will stretch your CSS skill set even further—and you’ll do more with CSS than you thought was ever possible! Table of Contents Markup Underpins CSS CSS Fundamentals for Advanced Use CSS-Generated Content Optimizing for Print Developing for Small Screens and the Mobile Web Managing and Organizing Style Sheets Semantic Patterns for Styling Common Design Components Using a Style Sheet Library Styling XML with CSS Optimizing CSS for Performance Exploring the Emergence of CSS3 The Future of CSS and the Web
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Spring Into HTML and CSS

Author: Molly E. Holzschlag

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321605573

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The fastest route to true HTML/CSS mastery! Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better. Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects. Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results! All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser Construct templates that simplify every page you develop Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably Discover the right ways to use HTML tables Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
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Web Standards Solutions

The Markup and Style Handbook, Special Edition

Author: Daniel Cederholm

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430219211

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 4796

Welcome to the expanded second edition of Dan Cederholm's bestselling Web Standards Solutions. Web standards are the standard technology specifications enforced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to make sure that web designers and browser manufacturers are using the same technology syntax. It is important that these implementations are the same throughout the Web—otherwise, it becomes a messy proprietary place, and lacks consistency. These standards also allow content to be more compatible with multiple different viewing devices, such as screen readers for people with vision impairments, cell phones, PDFs, etc. HTML, XML, and CSS are all such technologies. This book is your essential guide to understanding the advantages you can bring to your web pages by implementing web standards and precisely how to apply them. Web standards such as XHTML and CSS are now fairly well-known technologies, and they will likely be familiar to you, the web designer. Indeed, they are all around you on the Web. However, within web standards still lies a challenge: while the browser's support for web standards is steadily increasing, many web developers and designers have yet to discover the real benefits of web standards and respect the need to adhere to them. The real art is in truly understanding the benefits and implementing the standards efficiently. As a simple example of its power, you can use CSS to lay out your pages instead of nesting tables. This can make file sizes smaller, allowing pages to load faster, ultimately increasing accessibility for all browsers, devices, and web users. Expanded edition containing bonus material. Teaches how to use Web standards effectively to build better web sites. Solutions style promotes learning by work-through examples and assessments.
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Cascading Style Sheets

The Definitive Guide

Author: Eric A. Meyer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005252

Category: Computers

Page: 507

View: 9002

Demonstrates the control and flexibility Cascading Style Sheets bring to Web design, covering selectors and structure, units, text manipulation, colors, backgrounds, borders, visual formatting, and positioning.
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Stylin' with CSS

A Designer's Guide

Author: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132704991

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 7113

Cascading Style Sheets enable you to rapidly create web designs that can be shared by hundreds or even thousands of web pages. It accelerates development cycles by centralizing text and layout information for easy editing and updates. This book teaches you everything you need to know to start using CSS in your web development work, from the basics of marking up your content and styling text, through the creation of multi-column page layouts without the use of tables. Learn to create interface components, such as drop-down menus, navigation links, and animated graphical buttons, using only CSS (no JavaScript required). Discover how to design code that works on the latest standard-compliant browsers, such as IE7 and current versions of Firefox, Safari, and Opera, while working around the quirks of the older ones. With a mastery of CSS, your web design capabilities will move to a new level, and everything you need to know to get started and build your skills is right here in this book. You’ll be stylin’ in no time!
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Mastering CSS

A guided journey through modern CSS

Author: Rich Finelli

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120570

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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Rich Finelli's modern CSS training course, based on his bestselling Mastering CSS video, now available in a book. Master CSS from best practices to practical CSS coding. About This Book Learn CSS directly from Rich Finelli, author of the bestselling Mastering CSS training course From best practices to deep coding, Rich Finelli shares his CSS knowledge with you Rich Finelli covers the latest CSS updates with flexbox and works with retina devices Who This Book Is For This book is for web designers who wish to master the best practices of CSS in their web projects. You already know how to work with a web page, and want to use CSS to master website presentation. What You Will Learn Master fundamental CSS concepts like the anatomy of a rule set, the box model, and the differences between block and inline elements Employ flexbox to layout and align elements simply and cleanly Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, and animations Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and maintainable style sheets Understand media queries and other pillars of responsive web design Get creative with the @font-face property, Google Web Fonts, font services such as Typekit, as well as, icon fonts Understand the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, SVG, and the srcset attribute In Detail Rich Finelli trains you in CSS deep learning and shows you the techniques you need to work in the world of responsive, feature-rich web applications. Based on his bestselling Mastering CSS training video, you can now learn with Rich in this book! Rich shares with you his skills in creating advanced layouts, and the critical CSS insights you need for responsive web designs, fonts, transitions, animations, and using flexbox. Rich begins your CSS training with a review of CSS best practices, such as using a good text editor to automate your authoring and setting up a CSS baseline. You then move on to create a responsive layout making use of floats and stylable drop-down menus, with Rich guiding you toward a modular-organized approach to CSS. Your training with Rich Finelli then dives into detail about working with CSS and the best solutions to make your websites work. You'll go with him into CSS3 properties, transforms, transitions, and animations. You'll gain his understanding of responsive web designs, web fonts, icon fonts, and the techniques used to support retina devices. Rich expands your knowledge of CSS so you can master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design. Style and approach Let Rich Finelli train you in CSS! This book has a direct training style because it is based on Rich's bestselling Mastering CSS training course.
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Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques

Author: Sam Hampton-Smith

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430265035

Category: Computers

Page: 183

View: 3059

Discover the freshest cutting-edge layout tools found within CSS3 and hone the skills you’ll need to create advanced design patterns for websites and apps. The book uses a tutorial-led approach to demonstrate real-world examples of new techniques, while providing an accessible reference guide for subsequent referral. Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques teaches you how to make the most of CSS3’s existing specification, including those parts of the specification already widely implemented, as well as the upcoming modules that are still being developed by the W3C. After reading this book you’ll be able to confidently develop sophisticated, flexible layouts that aren't possible with CSS2.1. CSS1 allowed designers to separate content from presentation for the first time and CSS2 cemented support for advanced typographical control, but neither specification provided more than rudimentary layout control. CSS3’s latest additions allow designers to craft fully responsive, sophisticated layouts without the need for complex scripts or smoke-and-mirror workarounds. CSS3 is still in active development, with browser vendors racing against each other to implement the latest recommendations from the W3C. Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques will help you cut through the waffle and get straight to the heart of what works now, while showing you how to be ready for the future of CSS! What You'll Learn Review major CSS3 layout modules including multi-column, regions, and grid Speed up your workflow with CSS libraries and frameworks Use libraries, frameworks, and polyfills Overcome layout challenges of the web Who This Book Is For Web designers and developers
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Pro CSS Techniques

Author: Dan Rubin,Ian Lloyd,Jeffrey Croft

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430203358

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 962

This advanced CSS book is a must for any modern web developer to own. It is completely up-to-date, with information on browser support in all the latest versions and CSS levels 1, 2, and 3. Unlike beginner-level books that teach CSS in a lighthearted style, this one gets serious, giving CSS the proper, professional treatment it deserves. Each technique is presented in an informative tutorial style, with every point backed up by multiple real-world examples and case studies. The authors cover hacks and filters, code management, advanced layouts and styling, typography, and much more.
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Smashing CSS

Professional Techniques for Modern Layout

Author: Eric Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970723

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6156

PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN LAYOUT Smashing CSS takes you well beyond the basics, covering not only the finer points of layout and effects, but introduces you to the future with HTML5 and CSS3. Very few in the industry can show you the ins and outs of CSS like Eric Meyer and inside Smashing CSS Eric provides techniques that are thorough, utterly useful, and universally applicable in the real world. From choosing the right tools, to CSS effects and CSS3 techniques with jQuery, Smashing CSS is the practical guide to building modern web layouts. With Smashing CSS you will learn how to: Throw elements offscreen/hide them Create body/HTML backgrounds in XHTML Usemore than 15 layout techniques including clearfix, two/three simple columns, faux columns, One True Layout, Holy Grail, em-based layout, fluid grids, sticky footers, and more Use a variety of CSS effects including CSS popups, boxpunching, rounded corners, CSS sprites, Sliding Doors, Liquid Bleach, ragged floats, and more Apply CSS table styling including using thead, tfoot, and tbody, row headers, column-oriented styling (classes); styling data tables with jQuery, tables to graphs, tables to maps; and more Use CSS3 elements including rounded corners, multiple backgrounds, RGBA, using jQuery to do CSS3 selections and so much more. Eric Meyer is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards, and has been working on the Web since 1993. Smashing CSS is for developers who already have some experience with CSS and JavaScript and are ready for more advanced techniques. Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) is one of the world's most popular web design sites. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.
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Book of CSS3, 2nd Edition

A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

Author: Peter Gasston

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275803

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 3708

This completely updated second edition of the best-selling Book of CSS3 distills the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3 can do now, in all major browsers. You’ll find fully revised coverage of the updated syntax of gradients, grids, and flexible box layout, as well as all-new chapters on values and sizing, and graphical effects like filter effects and blend modes. With an abundance of real-world examples and a focus on the principles of good design, The Book of CSS3 will help you expand your CSS skills, as you learn how to: * Style text with custom font choices, drop shadows, and other effects * Create, position, and resize background images on the fly * Spice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animations * Apply 2D and 3D transformations to text and images * Use linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitions * Take control of layout with grids, columns, and flexible alignment * Tailor a website’s appearance to every type of web-capable device The companion website includes up-to-date browser compatibility charts, links to tutorials and resources, and live CSS3 examples. The Web can be an ugly place. Make it pretty with The Book of CSS3.
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Web Standards Creativity

Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting

Author: Andy Budd,Rob Weychert,Dan Rubin,Ian Lloyd,Derek Featherstone,Jeffrey Croft,Andy Clarke,Mark Boulton,Cameron Adams,Simon Collison

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430203900

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 1996

This is the ultimate in inspirational, high-level web design books. There is no attempt to teach the basics CSS or JavaScript — competency is already assumed. This book brings together 12 of the world's most talented web designers to share their secrets with the reader. The techniques discussed cover the full spectrum of essential web design topics, and readers will find enough innovation inside that they will keep coming back to the book again and again to improve their work. The book, presented in full color, is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date, including discussions of IE 7 support.
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HTML and CSS

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Elizabeth Castro,Bruce Hyslop

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133438899

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 4473

Need to learn HTML and CSS fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this updated edition author Bruce Hyslop uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and CSS essentials. The book has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. You'll learn how to design, structure, and format your website. You'll learn about the new elements and form input types in HTML5. You'll create and use images, links, styles, and forms; and you'll add video, audio, and other multimedia to your site. You'll learn how to add visual effects with CSS3. You'll understand web standards and learn from code examples that reflect today's best practices. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the web. Throughout the book, the author covers all of HTML and offers essential coverage of HTML5 and CSS techniques.
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Bulletproof Web Design

Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3

Author: Dan Cederholm

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132883384

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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No matter how visually appealing or content packed a web site may be, if it doesn’t reach the widest possible audience, it isn’t truly successful. In Bulletproof Web Design, Third Edition, bestselling author and web designer Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that can accommodate the myriad ways users choose to view the content. Each chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof approach--one that employs traditional HTML-based techniques--which Dan deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the example a makeover using HTML and CSS, so you can learn to replace bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that are accessible to all users. Finally, he assembles all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template. This fully revised and updated third edition introduces CSS3 and HTML5 methods and features redesigned case studies including new responsive design examples. Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control. Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components. Use floats to achieve grid-like results. Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS. Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS. Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3. Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.
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DHTML and CSS Advanced

Author: Jason Cranford Teague

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 7390

• • Picks up where DHTML and CSS Visual QuickStart Guide leaves off, allowing advanced designers to create ever more ambitious sites! • Author is a seasoned Web designer, having created sites for Coca-Cola, CNN, Bell South, DuPont, and more. • Up-to-date volume covers the latest developments in DHTML and CSS Web design – accessible sites, migrating from table-based layouts, and more!
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