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Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner's Guide
     

Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner's Guide

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by Clarissa Peterson
 

Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices—including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens—by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project kickoff to site

Overview

Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices—including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens—by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project kickoff to site launch.

Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers—this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays.

  • Start with content strategy before creating a visual design
  • Learn why your default design should be for the narrowest screens
  • Explore the HTML elements and CSS properties essential for responsive web design
  • Use media queries to display different CSS styles based on a device’s viewport width
  • Handle elements such as images, typography, and navigation
  • Use performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449362942
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/03/2014
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
881,609
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Clarissa Peterson is a UX designer and web developer, and co-founder of Peterson/Kandy, a Montreal-based digital consultancy specializing in creating responsive websites.

She frequently speaks and gives workshops on responsive design, mobile strategy, and user experience.

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Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner's Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with information about designing and coding responsive websites. The many references throughout the book are current and extremely helpful (I'll never have to guess at an em breakpoint again). I’ve been programming since the 1980’s but I’ve recently started getting into web programming. After two courses at the local community college on HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript there was barely a mention on the subject of responsive websites. Since I’m convinced that the future of any website design and coding must involve responsiveness, I was trying to research the subject on my own and gather my own resources, when I found this book. The book covers exactly what I needed to know, all in one place! I recommend this book to anyone who designs and codes websites (and even some of my professors who didn't seem to know much about this).