Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

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Overview

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript shows the entire process of building a website. This process involves much more than just technical knowledge, and this book providesall the information you'll need to understand the concepts behind designing and developing for the Web, as well as the best means to deliver professional results based onbest practices.

Of course, there is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The process starts long before any coding takes place, and this book introduces you to the agile development process, explaining why this method makes so much sense for web projects and how best to implement it. We also make sure you're up to date by using the latest HTML5features.Planning is vital, so you'll also learn to use techniques such as brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your project off to the best possible start and help ensure smooth progress as it develops.

An understanding of correct, semantic markup is essential for any web professional; this book explains how HTML5 should be used to structure content so that the markup adheres to current web standards. You'll learn about the wide range of HTML5 elements available to you, and you'll learn how and when to use them through building example web pages.

Without creative use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), websites would all look largely the same. CSS enables youto set your website apart from the rest, while maintaining the integrity of your markup. We'll showcase the new features of CSS3 and how you can use them.You'll learn how CSS3 works and how to apply styles to your pages, allowing you to realize your design ideas in the browser.

JavaScript can be used to make your website easier and more interesting to use. This book provides information on appropriate uses of this technology and introduces the concepts of JavaScript programming. You'll also see how JavaScript works as part of the much-hyped technique Ajax, and in turn, where Ajax fits into the wider Web 2.0 picture.

While a website is being built, it needs to be tested across multiple browsers and platforms to ensure that the site works for all users, regardless of ability or disability, and this book explains how best toaccomplish these tasks. Then, it discusses the process of launching and maintaining the site so that it will continue to work for all its users throughout its life cycle.

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes by covering server-side technologies, acting as a guide to the different options available. With insights from renowned experts such as Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScriptprovides invaluable information applicable to every web project—regardless of size, scope, or budget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430237891
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

  1. Introducing the Past, Present, and Future of the Web
  2. Keeping a Project on Track
  3. Planning and High-level Design
  4. Giving Your Pages Structure: HTML5
  5. Exploring Fundamental Concepts of CSS3
  6. Developing CSS3 in Practice: From Design to Deployment
  7. Responsive Design
  8. JavaScript Primer
  9. A Deeper Dive into JavaScript
  10. Closing the Loop with JavaScript
  11. Using Server-side Technologies
  12. Using WordPress to Jumpstart Development
  13. Afterword: The Business of the Web


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