The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences. With these trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand.
A responsive web design provides a single solution that looks great on a phone, desktop, and everything in-between, providing the best experience possible for both today's and tomorrow's devices. This course covers every essential aspect of RWD and broader front-end development best practices.
With this course, we have created the definitive guide for all things responsive. We cover the entire gamut of HTML5 and CSS3's new features that help to effortlessly create modern, responsive web designs.
We'll focus heavily on applying the latest techniques provided by HTML5 and CSS3, all in the context of real-world examples. Along the way, you'll discover tips and tricks that make your future designs and development workflow leaner and more maintainable than ever before.
By the time you reach the end, you'll be equipped with the latest cutting edge front-end development skills, ready to develop your very own modern, responsive websites that are pixel-perfect across a wide range of devices.
We will cover responsive web design using HTML5 and CSS3. Frameworks such as Bootstrap are not in scope of this course. This course will also not teach HTML5 and CSS3 coding. Students are expected to know these languages.
This course is for web developers who are looking to build modern responsive websites using HTML5 and CSS3. You should have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and should know how to work with browser developer tools.
Course-specific Technical Requirements
This course will require a computer system for the instructor and one for each student. The minimum hardware requirements are as follows:
- Processor: i3
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Hard disk: 10 GB
- Internet connection
For this course, we will use the following software:
- A system with 64-bit Windows 8
- The latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
Lesson 1: The Essentials of Responsive Web Design
Lesson 2: Media Queries – Supporting Differing Viewports
- Defining Responsive Web Design
- Our First Responsive Example
Lesson 3: Fluid Layouts and Responsive Images
- Media Query Syntax
- Combining Media Queries
- Using Media Queries to Alter a Design
- Media Queries Best Practices
- The Viewport Meta Tag
- Media Queries Level 4
Lesson 4: HTML5 for Responsive Web Designs
- Converting a Fixed Pixel Design to a Fluid Proportional Layout
- Responsive Images
Lesson 5: CSS3 – Selectors, Typography, and Color Modes
- HTML5 Markup
- Semantic HTML5
- HTML5 Media Elements
Lesson 6: Stunning Aesthetics with CSS3
- Introduction to CSS
- Facilitating Feature Forks in CSS
- New CSS3 Selectors and Their Use
- CSS3 Structural Pseudo-classes
- More About CSS
- New CSS3 Color Formats and Alpha Transparency
Lesson 7: Transitions, Transformations, and Animations
- Shadows with CSS3
- Background Images
- CSS Filters
Lesson 8: Conquer Forms with HTML5 and CSS3
- CSS3 Transitions
- CSS3 2D Transforms
- CSS3 3D Transformations
- Animating with CSS3
Lesson 9: Using SVGs for Resolution Independence
- HTML5 Forms
- The HTML5 Input Element
- Styling HTML5 Forms with CSS3
- Introducing SVGs
- Inserting SVGs
- Extra SVG Capabilities and Oddities