File Size: 8231 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1 edition (August 24, 2015)
Publication Date: August 24, 2015
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This book takes responsive web design to a new level, a true professional level far away from myths and speculations. It is a complete walk through all steps you need in order to achieve true responsive design using best techniques available today. From using SASS to develop powerful CSS styles to adopting grid or flex frameworks to lay out all elements and get a pretty looking design no matter which device is used to watch the site. There are plenty of examples and code along the book that you can copy paste and test or use in your own work. The chapter I found most useful is the one about images and video, that gives you smart tricks to deal with heavy media files and reduce their size without compromising the overall quality. Some basic web developing knowledge is advised to get the most out of this book.
A great resource for anyone making websites that will be used on mobile devices.It is obvious that Ricardo has put a lot of time and research into this book. Each chapter explores concepts in detail, provides coded examples and links to even more detail. Ricardo writes in a very "conversational" way. You feel like he's talking you through each concept.In chapter 1 he explores concepts that go into a responsive web design.In chapter 2 he dives into new tools in HTML5 that help make a mobile friendly design possible.In chapter 3 he provides a detail comparison of mobile-first to desktop-first concepts.In chapter 4 he takes a deep look at grids, frameworks, UI kits and flexbox.In chapter 5 he talks about designing websites for small screensIn chapter 6 he does a fantastic job detailing a process to get the best out of images, using the element and the srcset attributeIn chapter 7 he explores typography, web fonts and best usage without making too many web callsIn chapter 8 he provides what I consider as "bonus content". He explores concepts to make your email newsletters responsive.Again, if you're a frontend web developer or a web designer working with code, this is a great reference and resource book.
This book makes me jump from a totally beginner with zero knowledge about the topic, to a developer with sufficient knowledge to start every project my boss ask me, with a deep approach we can have a really useful tools kit to make responsible web as we would like to make, it covers all I need to make desktop and mobile responsible designs, but I have to say that most of this content was new for me, but this book gives all I need to start working, I easily could understand all the book content, is really easy to understand, I liked the fact that now I can do my responsive sites, like the author said, I feel like I have superpowers too.