Any great chef will tell you that the key to creating good food is using quality ingredients.
Author Christopher Schmitt has just gone shopping for you.
By compiling hundreds of CSS recipes into this single book, he’s giving you a one-stop shop where you
can pick up the ingredients to create stylish, flexible web pages.
When I was first learning the wonders of CSS, trial and error prevailed as my primary means for discovering its creative powers: “Hmm, I’d like to turn this list into a horizontal navigation bar,” or “I need to stylize the components of a form using CSS for a client.” Several hours (or days) would go by after plugging in various CSS rules, removing some, and experimenting with endless combinations.
This hit-or-miss approach worked (at times), and although a curious person like me may even consider it “fun,” it sure ate up a lot of time in the process. I wish I’d had this book. Instead of stumbling upon the solution for styling every element of the page, I could have just thumbed through CSS Cookbook, grabbed the recipe, and started baking. The guesswork would’ve been eliminated, and I could have instead spent my time doing what I love to do best: creating.
The modular nature of this book makes it an indispensable reference for designers and developers of any caliber. Posed with problems from how best to handle typography, links, and navigation to even entire page layouts, Christopher clearly explains not only the styles necessary to complete the task, but also the caveats that may be attached for certain browsers.
And that’s the heart of this book’s purpose: real problems and the goods that will deliver real results. You’ve heard about how CSS will simplify your life, making pages lighter and easier to maintain. Now it’s time to start using it, and with this book, you’ll have one less excuse not to. So, my advice is to clear off a space on your desk because CSS Cookbook will take up permanent residency in the corner. Hopefully for you, that spot will be easily within arm’s reach.
Dan Cederholm Founder, SimpleBits (http://www.simplebits.com) Salem, Massachusetts
CSS Cookbook Sampler - O'Reilly
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a
Although most often used to change the style of web pages and user interfaces written in HTML and XHTML,
the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including plain XML, SVG and XUL.
CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content from document presentation, including elements such as the layout, colors, and fonts. This separation can improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics, enable multiple HTML pages to share formatting by specifying the relevant CSS in a separate .css file, and reduce complexity and repetition in the structural content, such as semantically insignificant tables that were widely used to format pages before consistent CSS rendering was available in all major browsers.
CSS makes it possible to separate presentation instructions from the HTML content in a separate file or style section of the HTML file.
In this ebook, we provide a compilation of CSS based examples that will help you kick-start your own web projects. We cover a wide range of topics, from text styling and table design, to class inheritance and hover effects. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your own projects up and running in minimum time.
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World
As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers, etc.). HTML5 is intended to subsume not only HTML 4, but also XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5)
In this ebook, we provide a compilation of HTML5 based examples that will help you kick-start your own web projects. We cover a wide range of topics, from graphics and animation, to geolocation and offline storage. With our straightforward tutorials, you will be able to get your own projects up and running in minimum time.
HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook gives developers a new toolbox for staying connected with this new skillset. Using the clear instructions given in the book, you can apply and create responsive applications and give your web project the latest design and development advantages for mobile devices.
What this book covers
Chapter 1, Responsive Elements and Media, covers the creation of elements that optimize to mobile devices or desktop computers.
Chapter 2, Responsive Typography, teaches you about using fluid typography, creating cool text effects, and creating text that stands out on your screen through the HTML5 canvas and CSS3.
Chapter 3, Responsive Layout, teaches you how to create responsive layouts that you can really use in your projects. You will learn about using viewport and media queries to make your web project respond to different viewport sizes and types.
Chapter 4, Using Responsive Frameworks, teaches you how to use new frameworks to deploy responsive sites with the latest responsive methods and interactions quickly and reliably, and how to turn old static frameworks into responsive ones.
Chapter 5, Making Mobile-first Web Applications, teaches you how to make mobile web versions of your web application, which are optimized to be mobile-first, with jQuery Mobile, and how to optimize for the desktop viewport.
Chapter 6, Optimizing Responsive Content, teaches you about getting and using all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project.
What you need for this book
You will need an IDE (integrated development environment); NetBeans or Eclipse is recommended (there are instructions on how to get one inside), image editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP, a web host, and a local web server such as Apache or a local hosting application such as XAMPP or MAMPP.
This book, for all of today’s wireless Internet devices, is for web developers seeking innovative techniques that deliver fast, intuitive interfacing with the latest mobile Internet devices.
HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook
Using Code Examples
This book is here to help you get your job done. In general, you may use the code in this book in your programs and documentation. You do not need to contact us for permission unless you’re reproducing a significant portion of the code. For example, writing a program that uses several chunks of code from this book does not require permission. Selling or distributing a CD-ROM of examples from O’Reilly books does require permission. Answering a question by citing this book and quoting example code does not require permission. Incorporating a significant amount of example code from this book into your product’s documentation does require permission.
We appreciate, but do not require, attribution. An attribution usually includes the title, author, publisher, and ISBN. For example:
“HTML5 Cookbook by Christopher Schmitt and Kyle Simpson (O’Reilly).
Copyright 2011 Christopher Schmitt and Kyle Simpson, 978-1-449-39679-4.”
If you feel your use of code examples falls outside fair use or the permission given above, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Contents at a Glance
About the Authors xxix
1 New Structural Elements in HTML5 1
2 Grouping, Text-Level, and Redefined Semantics 31
3 Browser Handling in HTML5 55
4 New Layout and Style Techniques with CSS3 69
5 HTML5 Web Forms 95
6 Drawing with Canvas 127
7 Embedding Video with HTML5 163
8 Embedding Audio with HTML5 187
9 Changing Browser History 207
10 Location Awareness with the Geolocation API 231
11 Client-Side Storage 259
12 Communication and Threading 297
13 Browser Experience in HTML5 319
14 Working with Local Files 359
15 Integrating Device Data 389
HTML5 Developer's Cookbook - Hudson, Leadbetter
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