Author: Peter Leow
Release Date: 2017-03-24
In this book, you will explore the use of Bootstrap, by far the most popular front-end web development framework, in responsive web design. Instead of manhandling HTML5 and CSS3, you will simply acquire the essential components from Bootstrap and assemble them into your web page to make it responsive to different screen sizes according to your design and requirements. The essential components that you need to acquire from Bootstrap for this purpose are container, grid, and navigation bar. This book explains in detail the behaviour and characteristics of these components and their usages reinforced with many examples, illustrations, and exercises. Once you are acquainted yourself with these components, this book will guide you through a hands-on session of assembling these components into a web page to make it into a responsive one.
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. Learn by example: all examples are fully tested and downloadable. You can reuse them on your own project.Build a responsive website from scratch - step by step. See the end result here: http://bit.ly/p-crsl Why This Book One 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. All examples are downloadable. You can download, tweak and reuse them on your own project. You will not have to to retype everything. Who Should NOT Buy This Book If 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 book This 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 the absolute beginners, quick introductions to CSS, LESS and compiling LESS are provided in the appendices. If you are looking for a step by step guide to responsive web development using Bootstrap, you may want to give this book a try.
An easy-to-follow step-by-step presentation which will get you started with Twitter Bootstrap. Practical examples will help you to get set up quickly and easily. This guide is for new, novice, and intermediate developers alike. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is required although this book will help beginners find their feet with both more easily. Those experienced with HTML and CSS will quickly learn the beautiful and efficient ways of Bootstrap.
This book will lead you, step by step and with illustrative screenshots, through a real example. Are you writing two websites - one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've heard of Responsive Design but are unsure how to bring HTML5, CSS3, or responsive design all together. If so, this book provides everything you need to take your web pages to the next level - before all your competitors do!
Design robust, powerful, and above all, modern websites across all manner of devices with ease using HTML5 and CSS3 About This Book Use Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation frameworks for responsive web design Learn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calc Make a mobile website using jQuery mobile and mobile-first design Who This Book Is For This course is for web developers who are familiar with HTML and CSS but want to understand the essentials of responsive web design. It is for those developers who are willing to seek innovative techniques that deliver fast, intuitive interfacing with the latest mobile Internet devices. What You Will Learn Build a semantic website structure with HTML5 elements Use Bower to organize website dependencies Make responsive media that is optimized for the specific device on which it's displayed, allowing images, videos, and other elements be fully appreciated Make typography that's fluidly responsive, so it's easy to read on all devices—no more hard-to-see text on a tiny mobile screen Get to know techniques for server-side and client-side media deployment, providing platforms that are scaled for any device that requests them In Detail Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. The Internet is going mobile. Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just “work,” regardless of the devices used to access them. This Learning Path course explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3. Our first module is a step-by-step introduction to ease you into the responsive world, where you will learn to build engaging websites. With coverage of Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation, you will discover three of the most robust frameworks in responsive web design. Next, you'll learn to create a cool blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, and a crisp professional business site and make them all totally responsive. Packed with examples and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, the second module provides a comprehensive resource for all things “responsive.” You'll explore the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built “right” for today, but in the future too. The last and the final module is your guide to obtaining full access to next generation devices and browser technology. Create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give your website the latest design and development advantages to reach mobile devices. At the end of this course, you will learn to get and use all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project performance and take your website to the next level. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Responsive Web Design by Example: Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Thoriq Firdaus Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition by Ben Frain HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook by Benjamin LaGrone Style and approach This Learning Path course provides a simplistic and easy way to build powerful, engaging, responsive, and future proof websites across devices using HTML5 and CSS3 to meet the demands of the modern web user.