Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Tom Barker

Language: English

Pages: 296

ISBN: 1430237899

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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 provides all 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 on best 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 HTML5 features. 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 you to 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 to accomplish 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 JavaScript provides invaluable information applicable to every web project―regardless of size, scope, or budget.

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each case, the only children these elements are allowed to have are the appropriate list items. So, let’s start building a list. Unordered and ordered lists For this example, let’s mark up a grocery list: Milk Eggs Butter Flour Sugar Chocolate Chips Here, an unordered list makes perfect sense because the order you buy these items in really makes no difference. If this were not a shopping list but, say, a list of directions for making chocolate brownies, then perhaps the order you add these items

essentially “meaningless,” and the document would lose some of its semantic value. On the other hand, if the rest of the page were about grocery shopping, and the picture of the moose were just there for visual ambiance, then the image would be probably superfluous and might be considered “not content.” In this case, you would leave the alternate text completely blank to indicate that the image is used only for visual reasons and shouldn’t be considered an important part of the content of the page

this section we’ll discuss how some of the various form elements work in HTML markup. A quick note of caution before we proceed: A lot of the new elements in HTML5 aren’t well supported by most browsers. That said, a browser will just fall back to a regular text box in cases where it doesn’t yet support a particular element. The first thing you’ll need in any form you create is the

elements accept many attributes, but only one, the action attribute, is

computers and connect to the Internet, so a cell phone is their lifeline to the outside world. Now that we’ve (hopefully) made the case for building a responsive design, how do we go about taming this beast? Strategy and Practice The good news is that, nothing is really different from what we designers have had to deal with since the beginning of the Web. In this case, the technology has just improved and made it easier for us to deal with these variations. The first step in developing a

if you know what variables are or how to construct a conditional statement or loop. On the other hand, you should definitely read this chapter if you’ve ever edited someone else’s code, but weren’t sure about what it did, line for line. This chapter will help you ensure you are well versed in the basics of the language. What is JavaScript? JavaScript is the scripting language of the Web. It is embedded in our HTML pages, executed by an interpreter that is built into the browser, and has access to

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