Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
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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.
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CONTENTS AT A GLANCE
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
• CSS Layouts
• Detection Scripts
HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile
• Basic Cell Phones
• Retina Devices
• Why Responsive Design Is Important
HOUR 4 : Progressive Enhancement
• What Is Progressive Enhancement?
• How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a
• Benefits of Progressive Enhancement
HOUR 5 : HTML for Responsive Web Design
• 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
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
• 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
• 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
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
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.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Just the ticket for an amateur like me
By Tra Manfrank
I am an amateur in this field and this book was just the ticket. It contains an intro section of a few chapters which were historical and which was ok, but I could have skipped it. Usually I am a "get to the good stuff person" but I read the intro stuff anyway. The book takes the reader through a chapter by chapter sequence of developing a web site for multiple size screens. Since I am analytical it was good for me.
I really liked the chapter on font size. It can be quite complicated and the author explains her process for adjustable fonts.
The editor made quite a few errors and a took a little thinking to figure out what was really supposed to be in some of the examples. All in all, I would recommend it, especially for a newbie like me. For those not familiar with these books, each chapter is to take an hour to read and practice.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Pretty good book, covers a good amount at a good pace
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Not what I expect from a Sams TY 24 hour book
This book isn't as good as it should have been. It's okay, I guess, but it would have been much better if it followed the format of a number of other TY24 books. That is, the author should have designed a sample site, and had exercises, with downloadable starting points. While there is a sort of a sample web site, the book is more the sort of thing you'd get from a lecture-demo setup.
This book isn't a complete failure; I just think it could have been a lot better. My suggestion is to start somewhere else for your RWD training.
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