Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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Learn responsive web design (RWD) with HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript in just 24 one-hour lessons 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. This book's straightforward, step-by-step approach shows how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the responsive sites today's users and clients want. In just a few hours, you'll be building layouts, sites, forms, and web apps that automatically adapt to virtually any device. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Learn how to...* Create effective and reliable responsive designs with CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript*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 * Table-Based Layouts * CSS Layouts * Detection Scripts HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile * Basic Cell Phones * Smartphones * Tablets * Retina Devices * Why Responsive Design Is Important HOUR 4: Progressive Enhancement * What Is Progressive Enhancement? * How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a * Website * Benefits of Progressive Enhancement HOUR 5: HTML for Responsive Web Design * Using HTML5 * 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 HOUR 7:Unobtrusive JavaScript * What Is Unobtrusive JavaScript? * How to Implement Unobtrusive JavaScript 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 * 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 * How to Make Videos Responsive * 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 * Responsive Designs Can Be Slow * 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 * Modernizr * WURFL 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