The Responsive Web is an easy-to-read introduction to responsive web design packed with instantly useful tips and techniques, and dozens of examples that show you exactly how to benefit from this valuable approach. You'll learn innovative ways to use what you already know along with design techniques leveraging new HTML5 and CSS3 features.
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About the Book
In a world of mobile devices, new browsers, and changing standards, each page of your website can require an unmanageably large number of separate designs. Responsive web design is a set of techniques that allow you to design pages that efficiently adapt to whatever device or platform loads them. For web designers and developers and their customers, responsive design can be a big win.
The Responsive Web builds on the best practices that have shaken out over a few years of production experience. This concise book skips pure theory and shows you exactly how to make responsive web design work for you in the real world. You'll learn innovative ways to use what you already know along with design techniques leveraging new HTML5 and CSS3 features. Along the way, you'll discover strategies to balance apps and websites, manage browser incompatibilities, and learn when multiple versions are the best option.
Responsive design concepts
Rapid prototyping techniques
About the Author
Matthew Carver is a front-end developer and web designer with real-world responsive design experience for clients like American Airlines, The Dallas Morning News, and Chobani Yogurt.
Table of Contents
PART 1 THE RESPONSIVE WAY
Learning to work responsively
Design for mobile first
PART 2 DESIGNING FOR THE RESPONSIVE WEB
Using style tiles to communicate design
Responsive user experience design patterns
Adding content modules and typography
PART 3 EXPANDING THE DESIGN WITH CODE
Adding graphics in the browser with CSS
Progressive enhancement and obsolescence control with Modernizr