PublishedSams, December 2014
FormatSoftcover, 384 pages
Dimensions23.1cm × 19cm × 2cm
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.
Learn how to...
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
HOUR 1: What Is Responsive Web Design?
History of Responsive Web Design
Why We Need Responsive Web Design
HOUR 2: Alternatives to Responsive Web Design
HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile
Basic Cell Phones
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
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 10: CSS Media Queries
What Is a Media Query?
Media Query Expressions
HOUR 11: Breakpoints
What Is a Breakpoint?
How to Define Breakpoints in CSS
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
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
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
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
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