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Jump Start Responsive Web Design

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  • 145 pg
  • ★★★★☆

An essential skill for every web designer and developer.

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

No longer just a buzz phrase, Responsive Web Design is now an essential skill for every web designer and developer. Learn responsive techniques to make your designs look magnificent on any device, future proof them, and reduce development time and budget. RWD helps you deal with the very real problem of not knowing where and how your application will be used. With these skills you’ll effortlessly win new clients. Now is the time to embrace RWD.


What you'll learn

  • Build smart and save time with fluid layouts for different screens
  • Use adaptive images to design for Apple's Retina display and more
  • Future-proof your work using media queries to identify screen size

Who should do this

Anyone involved in the Web, from business owners to agency designers, corporations to developers.


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  • ★★★★☆

    This is a great beginning course for learning responsive web design. The course covers all the basics and gives an intro to several frameworks.
  • ★★★★☆

    Smashing, Amazing!
  • ★★★★☆

    The book gives me great optimism that we can build robust applications IN THE WEB that will work well on all devices.
  • ★★★★☆

    Well written. Good value.
  • ★★★★★

    Great intro to nuts and bolts concepts for re-thinking web design
  • ★★★★★

    Essential reading for anyone making or maintaining a website in today's mobile world. A concise, well focused guide with heaps of useful techniques.
  • ★☆☆☆☆

    Very disappointing. Thought it would teach to build a RWD site from scratch, not just modify an existing one. Useless for my purposes.
  • ★★★★★

    Basic RWD techniques explained carefully and thoroughly with clear examples and interesting comments.
  • ★★★★★

    Excellent! Detailed, informative and current! Filled in some gaps.
About the Authors
Preface
Who Should Read This Book
Conventions Used
Supplementary Materials
Do you want to keep learning?
Acknowledgements
1. Becoming Responsive
Write Once and Run
The Pillars of Responsive Design
Refit or Restart
Making an Example of Ourselves
A First Look at Mobile-first Design
Any Viewport in a Storm
Reacting to the Responsive Movement
2. Fluid Grids
The Role of Fluid Grids
Creating Your Own Response
Pulling Up Our Bootstraps
Fluid Solutions
3. Adaptive Images
Adaptive CSS
Scripted Adaptive Images
HTML5 Adaptive Solution
Adapting Our Example
Get the Picture
4. Understanding Media Queries
Exploring Media Features
Media Queries in Action
Rise to the Occasion
5. Responsive Content
Structured Content Sets You Free
Technical Approaches to Responsive Content
Platform-specific Experiences
Determining How Far to Go
Tailor Made
6. Responsive Boilerplate
Basic Web Page Boilerplate
Off-the-shelf Boilerplates
Building Your Own Boilerplate
Packaging for Reuse
When You Boil It Down …
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