For a couple of decades now, designers have used Photoshop to mock up Web page designs. However, that work generally results in a static graphic of the page, which has to be translated by a developer into the components of a Web page: HTML files and Web-compatible image files. Our multi-device world has shown us that this approach to web design, including full-page comps done in Photoshop, is increasingly problematic. Modern web designers are adopting a new approach: creating flexible web pages whose layout can adapt to suit the screen on which they are displayed. This is “Responsive Web Design” [RWD]. Until now, books on designing responsive Web sites have focused on HTML and CSS – in other words, they've been very code-centric, and visual creativity seems to take a back seat. This new book is aimed at the visual Web designer who’s accustomed to working in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CC contains many new features that help streamline the process of converting a static page design to a set of components for a responsive web page. Dan Rose is one of the best-known advocates of this new way of working in Photoshop. He’s observed that only a few people are talking about Photoshop for RWD constructively, yet a majority (63% as of his last informal poll) of web designers are using Photoshop for more than simple asset creation. This transition is a pain point for many designers. His new book will balance coverage of conceptual issues (how to fit tools like Photoshop to the design workflow rather than fitting a workflow to the tools) with practical design exercises tailored to help communicate the overall design direction of the page while respecting the needs of the fluid Web. In addition, he will introduce methods for taking HTML back into Photoshop for further refinement.
Published by: Adobe Press | Publication date: 01/12/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Responsive web design is all about creating flexible websites that work equally well on phones, tablets, computers, and other devices. The key word here is “flexible”.The CSS flexible box model, known as flexbox, is a new layout tool that can help you build flexible websites painlessly. It is powerful, easy to learn, and easy to use.About This BookFlexbox for Responsive Web Design is a practical guide that explains the principles, benefits, and challenges of responsive web design with flexbox. It has four parts:
- A clear, compact tutorial covering the language of flexbox – core concepts, terminology, and syntax.
- Effective strategies for dealing with older browsers that don’t support flexbox.
- A user-friendly introduction to responsive web design – theory and practice in “aw shucks” language.
- Step-by-step instruction for building responsive web pages with flexbox.
Publication date: 07/17/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 251 pages
In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:
- Backgrounds and Borders
- Visual Effects
- User Experience
- Structure and Layout
- Transitions and Animations
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 06/04/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why Smashing Magazine created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.The Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design is Smashing Magazine’s brand new book with smart front-end techniques and design patterns derived from real-life responsive projects. Part 1 features 7 chapters on responsive workflow, SVG, Flexbox, content strategy, and design patterns — just what you need to master all the tricky facets and hurdles of responsive design. Written by Daniel Mall, Ben Callahan, Eileen Webb, Sara Soueidan, Vitaly Friedman and Zoe M. Gillenwater.Please note that the corresponding Part 2 is also available with even more responsive web design tips and tricks — among others on web fonts, responsive images, email design, performance, debugging and optimizing for offline.TABLE OF CONTENTS:•A Responsive Way Forward — written by Vitaly Friedman•The Modern Responsive Designer’s Workflow — written by Dan Mall•Responsive Process — written by Ben Callahan•Responsive Design Patterns And Components — written by Vitaly Friedman•Content Choreography In RWD — written by Eileen Webb•Mastering SVG For Responsive Web Design — written by Sara Soueidan•Building Advanced Responsive Modules With Flexbox — written by Zoe M. Gillenwater
Published by: Smashing Magazine | Publication date: 06/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 395 pages
Published by: Sams Publishing | Publication date: 11/17/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Learn how to create multi-column layout, navigation bar, carousel, progress bar, popover, form validation and more.Find out how to easily customize Bootstrap to fit your style.Build a responsive website from scratch - step by step. See the end result here: http://bit.ly/p-crslWhy This BookOne of the big challenges in web development is maintaining the site's compatibility across devices and their various display sizes, from desktop computers to tablets and mobile phones. The last thing we want is to have a website that looks good on a desktop but is painful to navigate on a small display, or looks great on a small screen but appears oddly tiny in the center of a large screen.Ideally the site should have the ability to automatically reorganize itself to provide the optimal viewing experience, in accordance with the size of the display. In short, we want our website to be responsive. This is where Bootstrap 3 comes in handy. It makes building responsive websites easier and quicker.Aimed at absolute beginners, this book will not require you to have any experience in HTML, CSS or JQuery. You will learn as you go along. It explains the subject matter in a step by step fashion, with plenty of examples and screenshots to illustrate the points.Formatted specifically for Kindle, this book takes full advantage of what Kindle can do. You can navigate around the book easily and run the examples using the Kindle's browser. Furthermore, all examples are downloadable. You can download, tweak and reuse them on your own project without having to retype everything.Who Should NOT Buy This BookIf you are able to learn on your own by perusing the online documentation provided by Bootstrap, you do not need this book. Before you open your wallet, check out Bootstrap's official site and give it a go.What you will get from this bookThis book will guide you in transforming a simple HTML page into a responsive one. It will demonstrate how to use Bootstrap's grid system to create a multi-column layout. It will also guide you in creating a navigation bar, different types of menus (with or without dropdowns), buttons, icons, modal and tables.The book will also cover forms and form validations, where you will create a Sign Up page with some validation procedures to examine the data entered and display a warning when appropriate.Needless to say, this book will be incomplete without a lesson on customizing Bootstrap to fit your own style. The book will cover light customization that will illustrate how you can change fonts, colors and background images to make the page your own.Light customization however is good only for minimal changes in the design. To tweak the design further, you will be better off using LESS. Therefore one chapter will be dedicated to demonstrate the customization using LESS.Towards the end of the book, we will throw in some more Bootstrap components that can increase your site's appeal. You will learn about Carousel, Affix, Scrollspy, Tooltip, Popover, Collapse and Progress Bar. Not only you will learn how to display them, you will also utilize some of the controls to make them work.As the last lesson, you will learn how to show or hide certain parts of the page depending on the size of the screen.For absolute beginners, quick introductions to CSS, LESS and how to compile LESS (including Bootstrap's LESS) are provided in the appendices.If you are looking for a step by step guide to responsive web development using Bootstrap 3, you may want to give this book a try.
Publication date: 04/23/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 234 pages
New devices and platforms emerge daily. Browsers iterate at a remarkable pace. Faced with this volatile landscape we can either struggle for control or we can embrace the inherent flexibility of the web. Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web. Implementing Responsive Design is a practical examination of how this fundamental shift affects the way we design and build our sites. Readers will learn how to:
- Build responsive sites using a combination of fluid layouts, media queries, and fluid media
- Adopt a responsive workflow from the very start of a project
- Enhance content for different devices
- Use feature-detection and server-side enhancement to provide a richer experience
Published by: New Riders | Publication date: 07/30/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Design and deliver an optimal user experience for all devicesAbout This Book
- Get to grips with the core functionality of RWD through examples
- Discover how to make layouts, content and media flexible, and explore why a content-first approach is more effective
- Maximize the performance of your web pages so that they work across all browsers and devices irrespective of the screen size
- Explore various layout options
- Understand what can be achieved in the browser, without the use of third-party tools
- Executing media queries to benefit responsive designs
- Understand the basics of responsive workflow and boilerplate frameworks
- Improve performance of responsive web design
- Maintain compatibility across various browsers
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 08/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Websites today serve not only traditional desktop monitors, but also televisions and handheld mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. Consumers, constantly connected and switching between devices anywhere anytime, expect the same degree of usability they experience across these devices. Therefore, it is both imperative and challenging for businesses to build a good multi-screen site that can deliver a consistently great user experience for all screens. How can websites provide for such an enormous range of screens and keep up with new screens of the future? The answer lies in Responsive Web Design. So, what is responsive web design? What are the alternatives? Why do we choose it? How to implement it? This book will tell you all...
Published by: Peter Leow | Publication date: 10/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 59 pages
- Why responsive design is becoming so popular, and how to develop for it
- How to structure your HTML for responsive development
- How to use media queries to optimize the look and feel of your site
- What grid systems are, why you should use them, and the options available
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 08/25/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 316 pages