No matter how visually appealing or content packed a web site
may be, if it doesn’t reach the widest possible audience, it
isn’t truly successful. In Bulletproof Web Design, Third
Edition, bestselling author and web designer Dan Cederholm
outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that can
accommodate the myriad ways users choose to view the content. Each
chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof
approach--one that employs traditional HTML-based techniques--which
Dan deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the
example a makeover using HTML and CSS, so you can learn to replace
bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that
are accessible to all users. Finally, he assembles all of the page
components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template.
This fully revised and updated third edition introduces CSS3 and
HTML5 methods and features redesigned case studies including new
responsive design examples.
Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control.
Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components.
Use floats to achieve grid-like results.
Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS.
Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS.
Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3.
Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Dedication Page
- 1. Flexible Text
- 2. Scalable Navigation
- 3. Expandable Rows
- 4. Creative Floating
- 5. Indestructible Boxes
- 6. No Images? No CSS? No Problem!
- 7. Convertible Tables
- 8. Fluid and Elastic Layouts
- 9. Putting It All Together
- Title: Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3, Third Edition
- Release date: December 2011
- Publisher(s): New Riders
- ISBN: 9780132883368