The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design

Craig Grannell, Victor Sumner, Dionysios Synodinos

Language: English

Pages: 516

ISBN: 1430237864

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design has been fully revised from its critically acclaimed first edition, and updated to include all of the new features and best practices of HTML5 and CSS3. This book reveals all you'll need to design great web sites that are standards-compliant, usable, and aesthetically pleasing, but it won't overwhelm you with waffle, theory, or obscure details!

You will find The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design invaluable at any stage of your career, with its mixture of practical tutorials and reference material. Beginners will quickly pick up the basics, while more experienced web designers and developers will keep returning to the book again and again to read up on techniques they may not have used for a while, or to look up properties, attributes and other details. This book is destined to become a close friend, adopting a permanent place on your desk.

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design starts off with a brief introduction to the web and web design, before diving straight in to HTML5 and CSS3 basics, reusing code, and other best practices you can adopt. The book then focuses on the most important areas of a successful web site: typography, images, navigation, tables, layouts, forms and feedback (including ready-made PHP scripts) and browser quirks, hacks and bugs.

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design is completely up-to-date, covering support of the newest standards in all the latest browsers, including IE 9 and Firefox 4. The last chapter of the book provides several case studies to dissect and learn from, including all the most popular web site archetypes―a blog, a store front, a corporate home page, and an online gallery. You'll also appreciate several detailed reference appendices covering CSS, HTML, color references, entities, and more―any details you need to look up will be close at hand.

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websites thoroughly, responding to feedback. Generally, it makes sense to use the value only for form fields, and then with plenty of care. Client-side form validation With HTML5, forms can be annotated in such a way that the browser will check the user’s input before the form is submitted. The server still has to verify the input is valid, but this technique allows the user to avoid the wait incurred by having the server be the sole checker of the user’s input. The simplest annotation is

in Chapter 10. The advanced boilerplates from the download files (in the advanced-boilerplates folder) include the preceding code block. Let’s now examine an example of a code hack to deal with the box model issues that affect versions of Internet Explorer older than 6: .box { padding: 20px; width: 340px; voice-family: "\"}\""; voice-family: inherit; width: 300px; } When using conditional comments, you’d make the rule in the default style sheet clean, with no hacks: .box { padding:

Note that in Internet Explorer, the bullets typically display further to the left than in other browsers. This behavior can be dealt with by overriding the margin-left value of .codeList li in an IE-specific style sheet attached using a conditional comment—see Chapter 9 for more on this technique. Finally, style the code elements. The background value is slightly lighter than that used for the dt element, ensuring that each element is distinct. By setting display to block, the code elements

don’t hug its borders. The other settings style colors and fonts. #popupContainer a:hover span, #popupContainer a:focus span, #popupContainer a:active span { display: block; position: relative; left: 0; top: 0; width: 360px; color: #000000; font: 1.1em/1.5 Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: -335px; margin-left: 50px; padding: 20px; background-color: #e0e4ef; border: 1px solid #666666; } Note: The selector for step 8’s code block offers three alternate routes for users to

stretches with the browser window and goes right up to its edges—this is a basic liquid design. If the browser window is very wide, this makes the content all but unreadable. Restrict the wrapper’s width. In CSS, add the following rule: #wrapper { width: 600px; margin: 0 auto; } The width setting defines a width in pixels for the wrapper div. The margin setting provides automatic margins to the left and right of the div, which has the effect of centering the layout in the browser

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