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Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery by David Karlins

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Chapter 5. Defining and Implementing Multiscreen Previews and Media Queries

It is a multimedia world. What we mean by this is that people experience and interact with the web content with a variety of media, ranging from large-screen projections of websites to hand-held devices. This presents specific challenges for web designers.

One of those challenges revolves around designing pages that are accessible, inviting, and functional at extremely different sizes. A page with centered content (left and right side sidebars) and text flowing around images may be inviting on a laptop, but a jumbled mess on an iPhone.

With the advent of HTML5 and its companion CSS3 (the latest iteration of style sheets), it is possible to design pages that detect the size ...

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