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Web Components in Action

Ben Farrell
Foreword by Gray Norton
  • August 2019
  • ISBN 9781617295775
  • 432 pages
  • printed in black & white
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Teaches by example, demonstrating concepts through compelling projects that illuminate realistic use cases.

From the Foreword by Gray Norton, Polymer Project, Google
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Web Components are a standardized way to build reusable custom elements for web pages and applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A Web Component is well-encapsulated, keeping its internal structure separate from other page elements so they don’t collide with the rest of your code. In Web Components in Action you’ll learn to design, build, and deploy reusable Web Components from scratch.

about the technology

The right UI can set your sites and web applications apart from the ordinary. Using the Web Components API, you can build Custom Elements and then add them to your pages with just a simple HTML tag. This standards-based design approach gives you complete control over the style and behavior of your components and makes them radically easier to build, share, and reuse between projects.

about the book

Web Components in Action teaches you to build and use Web Components from the ground up. You’ll start with simple components and component-based applications, using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Then, you’ll customize them and apply best design practices to maximize reusability. Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn to build production-ready Web Components for any project, including color pickers, advanced applications using 3D models, mixed reality, and machine learning.

what's inside

  • Creating reusable Custom Elements without a framework
  • Using the Shadow DOM for ultimate component encapsulation
  • Leveraging newer JS features to organize and reuse code
  • Fallback strategies for using Web Components on older browsers

about the reader

Written for web developers experienced with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

about the author

Ben Farrell is a Senior Experience Developer at Adobe working on the Adobe Design Prototyping Team.

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Informative, full of resources and comprehensive examples. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read about web technology this year.

Russel Dawn Cajoles, BlaqClouds

A solid resource for frontend developers experiencing JavaScript framework fatigue.

Matt Welke, GroupBy

Well-paced and thorough. Highly recommended.

Justin Calleja, Mr Green
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