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Flexbox for Responsive Web Design: How to build websites that work on any browser and any device

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.
Topics are explained in clear, easy-to-understand language. Key points are reinforced with real-world examples. And code is provided so you can see exactly how everything works.By the end of the book, you will have a customizable template for a fully-responsive web page powered by flexbox – a tangible product that you can use for your own projects.Who This Book Is ForThis book is for web designers who want to build responsive websites that work on any browser and any device. The only requirement is a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.Source CodeAll of the source code used in this book can be downloaded at http://flexbox-rwd.com/download.aspx.Why This Book?There is nothing hard about building responsive websites with flexbox. But there are a few moving parts. This book focuses on the most important parts, so you can quickly acquire the skills you need to design responsive websites that work reliably on all browsers and all devices.
Publication date: 07/17/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 268 pages

Handgun Marksmanship: Teach Yourself to Shoot Bullseyes

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a marksman is someone skilled at shooting at a mark or target. This is a book for hand-gunners who want to be marksmen.Handgun Marksmanship is a learner’s guide to shooting straight and hitting what you aim at. Each chapter is a separate lesson designed to achieve clear instructional goals.What You Will LearnTopics are explained in clear, aw-shucks language. Step-by-step instruction makes it easy to grasp material quickly. Key points are reinforced with practical exercises. As you progress through the book, you will learn to:
  • Choose and use a target for marksmanship training.
  • Assess mechanical accuracy of your gun and ammo.
  • Set a good training goal, based on gun, ammo, and shooter skill.
  • Identify the grip and stance that work best for you.
  • Translate dry-fire practice to improved performance on the range.
  • Measure shooting accuracy and precision objectively.
  • Diagnose flaws in technique, based on bullet-hole patterns.
  • Test corrective strategies to solve performance problems.
Each lesson is geared toward skill development and continuous improvement. By the end of the book, you should be able to hit 80% bullseyes (4 shots out of 5) from a distance of 7 yards. If you think this is easy, try it. This is a significant achievement with a handgun, beyond the skills of most shooters. But, with a little bit of the right training, it is well within your grasp.Why This Book?There is nothing hard about developing handgun marksmanship skills. But there are a few moving parts. This book focuses on the most important parts, so you can quickly acquire the skills you need to hit the bullseye (almost) every time.Note: This is a Kindle Matchbook title. When you buy the paperback edition of this book, you also get the Kindle edition at no extra charge.
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 223 pages

Flexbox in CSS

Layout designers rejoice: CSS finally has an update that will make your lives easier. Flexible box layout, often called Flexbox, frees you from the challenges of creating layouts with floats and padding? and lets you specify containers and their contents instead. The new model means you can specify the directions in which material flows, how content wraps, and the ways components can expand to fill a space. Whether you've been creating large sites or small, fixed sites or responsive sites, flexbox will simplify your work.
Author: Estelle Weyl
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 05/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages