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The Responsive Web


Matthew Carver

MEAP Began: November 2012
Softbound print: September 2014 (est.) | 350 pages
ISBN: 9781617291241

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 

Part 1: The Responsive Way
  1. Learning to work responsively - FREE
  2. Design for mobile first - AVAILABLE

Part 2: Designing for the Responsive Web
  3. Using style tiles to communicate design - AVAILABLE
  4. Responsive user experience design patterns - AVAILABLE
  5. Responsive layouts - AVAILABLE
  6. Adding content modules and typography - AVAILABLE

Part 3: Expanding the Design with Code
  7. Adding graphics in the browser with CSS - AVAILABLE
  8. Progressive enhancement and obsolescence control with Modernizr - AVAILABLE
  9. Testing and optimization for responsive websites - AVAILABLE

  Appendix A - AVAILABLE
  Appendix B Context-aware design - AVAILABLE


In a world of mobile devices, new browsers, and changing standards each page of your website can require an unmanageably-large number of separate designs. The emerging practice of responsive web design employs techniques that allow a single page to efficiently adapt to whatever device or platform loads it. For web designers and developers, this means shorter deployment times, more maintainable sites and applications, more consistent presentation, and happier users.

The Responsive Web is an easy-to-read introduction to responsive web design packed with instantly-useful tips and techniques and dozens of examples that show you exactly how to benefit from this valuable approach. You'll learn innovative ways to use what you already know along with design techniques leveraging new HTML5 and CSS3 features. Along the way, you'll discover strategies to balance apps and websites, manage browser incompatibilities, and learn when multiple versions are the best option.



Matthew Carver is a front-end developer and web designer. As an early adopter of responsive web practices, Matthew has unique insight and experience in the processes and design techniques required to bring a successful responsive website into fruition.


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