Hour 4: Progressive Enhancement
Hour 5: HTML for Responsive Web Design
Hour 6: Basic CSS
PART II BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Hour 8: Planning a Responsive Website
Hour 9: Mobile First
Hour 10: CSS Media Queries
Hour 11: Breakpoints
Hour 12: Layout
Hour 13: Navigation
Hour 14: Responsive Fonts and Typography
Hour 15: Creating and Using Images in RWD
Hour 16: Videos and Other Media in RWD
Hour 17: Tables in Responsive Web Design
Hour 18: Responsive Web Forms
Hour 19: Testing Responsive Websites
Hour 20: Problems with Responsive Web Design
PART III IMPROVING ON RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN
Hour 21: Tools for Creating Responsive Web Designs
Hour 22: Device and Feature Detection
Hour 23: Using RESS with RWD
Hour 24: RWD Best Practices
Responsive web design (RWD) is a way of thinking about web pages that allows designers to work on one website for all visitors but tailor the site to the device each visitor is viewing it on. More and more companies are requiring web designers to build their sites responsively, and knowing how to do it well will help web designers differentiate themselves in the industry.
This Learning Lab covers more than just how and when to build CSS breakpoints to build a responsive site. Once you’ve finished this Learning Lab, you will understand all these ideas:
This Learning Lab is divided into 24 lessons, called “hours.” Each lesson covers a specific topic related to building responsive web pages using responsive web design. Each lesson takes about an hour to complete.
Notes provide additional information about the topics that are discussed in the hour.
Tips share interesting facts or tidbits about the related content.
Cautions alert you to things that can cause problems for your web designs.
The Learning Lab is divided into three sections:
Code samples are written in
monospaced font within the text of the Learning Lab, while blocks of code appear separately, like this:
This is a block
Some code samples that are too long to display as one line in the Learning Lab use the symbol to indicate that these lines should be all on one line, like this:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles-320.css" media="only screen and (max-width:320px)">
This Learning Lab has three types of sidebars:
You can also use the Try It Yourself sections to practice what you’ve learned in the hour.
Every hour ends with a short question-and-answer section that anticipates follow-up questions you may have after reading the hour. You can also take a short quiz on what you’ve learned as well as do some suggested exercises to help you get more out of what you learned and apply your new knowledge to your own web designs.
This Learning Lab has a companion website at
http://html5in24hours.com, where you can go to see the examples, view and download the source code, view and report errata about the Learning Lab, and continue to learn and ask questions about RWD. You can also find Jennifer Kyrnin online at
http://htmljenn.com, and she welcomes questions and comments.
To Mark and Jaryth. This was much easier because you were around. I love you.
Jennifer Kyrnin has been teaching HTML, XML, and web design online since 1997. She has built and maintained websites of all sizes, from small, single-page brochure sites to large, million-page database-driven sites for international audiences. She lives with her husband and son and numerous animals on a small farm in Washington state.
I would like to thank all the people at Sams Publishing for the opportunity to write this Learning Lab and work with you. I would particularly like to thank Mark Taber and Seth Kerney for keeping me moving and the Learning Lab on track, as well as my fabulous technical editor, Jon Morin, and my amazing and tolerant copy editor Kitty Wilson for all the great suggestions and corrections. Any technical errors you find in the Learning Lab are mine alone; the editors probably tried to stop me.
I would also like to thank my family for putting up with me while I wrote the Learning Lab, including my brother Brendan Kirby, who was instrumental in helping me get my thoughts together on one tough section, and the members of the Woodinville Writers Group, who were very kind in letting me interrupt their fiction stories with some cold hard HTML.
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