Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

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Web Design & Development Training

Course Description

Websites can be viewed on a variety of devices, from mobile phones, to tablets, to desktop computers. Responsive web design detects a device’s screen size and adapts accordingly.

In this training you will learn about important issues for mobile-optimized websites. Learn to optimize pages so they display properly and download faster on mobile devices, how to deal with Retina (2x) displays, how to use SVG graphics, CSS media queries (break points), mobile optimized navigation, the Bootstrap framework, and more.

This advanced level course is for people who have experience hand coding HTML and CSS. Knowledge equivalent to our Intermediate Web Development course is required.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to work on web pages or develop web sites. This course can be taken on either a Windows or Mac computer using multiple browsers.

Prerequisites

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Section 1

Flix: Setting the Viewport Meta Tag

  • The viewport meta tag
  • device-width
  • initial-scale

Flix: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and .htaccess Files

  • Adding SVG as an image
  • Setting SVG width and height
  • Configuring the web server’s .htaccess file for SVG
  • Additional configuration with the .htaccess file

Flix: Mobile-Friendly Forms

  • Input types (search and email)
  • Making CSS background gradients fill the page

Flix: Creating a Scrollable Area

  • Creating a horizontal scrollable area
  • Optimizing the scrolling for iOS touch devices

Section 2

Flix: Media Queries for Retina/HiDPI Graphics

  • Using media queries to load hi-res images for Retina/HiDPI displays

Mobile First vs. Desktop First

  • Mobile first thinking
  • Fluid widths
  • Min-width vs. max-width media queries

Box Model: CSS3 Box-Sizing & Calc()

  • Reviewing the box model
  • CSS3 box sizing
  • CSS3 calc() function

Jive Factory: Creating a Basic Wireframe

  • Wireframing the basic Jive Factory layout
  • Setting up “mobile first” media queries

Section 3

Jive Factory: Finishing the Wireframe

  • Structuring the page for various sizes/devices
  • Min and max-width media queries
  • Using CSS calc() to gain control over fluid layouts
  • Hiding elements for specific sizes/devices

Jive Factory: Creating CSS Gradient Patterns

  • Editing the visual indicator for each media query
  • Fun with RGBA
  • Anatomy of a CSS gradient
  • Linear-gradients and repeating-linear-gradients
  • Linking to Google’s free web fonts

Jive Factory: Starting the Header

  • Adding the logo and nav content
  • Styling the logo and nav for various sizes/devices

Section 4

Jive Factory: SVG Sprites and Styling the Header for Desktop

  • Adding SVG Sprites
  • Styling the logo and nav for various sizes/devices
  • Fixing opacity inheritance

Jive Factory: Final Touches and Limiting Flexible Content

  • Improving Upcoming Shows on mobile
  • Constraining the design at certain breakpoints
  • Centering the design at certain screen sizes

Jive Factory: Responsive Slideshow

  • Getting the slideshow working
  • Styling the slideshow content and controls
  • Preventing hidden images from loading

Section 5

Off-Screen Side Nav Using Only CSS

  • Responsive off-screen navigation
  • Toggling the navigation with a checkbox
  • CSS transitions

Full Screen Backgrounds and Viewport Sizing Units vh and vw

  • Creating a full screen background
  • Using viewport sizing units vh and vw
  • Vertically aligning content
  • Darkening the background image via CSS

Bootstrap: Getting Started

  • Adding content and laying out the page
  • Using Bootstrap’s grid system
  • Creating and adjusting columns
  • Adding a navbar and other components

Section 6

Bootstrap: More Elements and Nesting Grids

  • Adding an email signup form
  • Nesting sections

Bootstrap: Controlling Grids and Layout

  • Changing the grid at specific sizes
  • Showing and hiding elements at specific sizes

Bootstrap: Creating a Photo Grid

  • Bootstrap’s fluid container
  • Making images fill the grid
  • Nesting sections