Chapter 7. From prototype to production

This chapter covers

  • Best practices for generating URLs to your assets
  • Authoring stylesheets without needing a web server
  • Tips and tricks for designing in the browser
  • How to compile and structure stylesheets for production

Websites can be so simple, a kid can build one in a few minutes with a text editor and a hosting account. Of course, websites can also be complex, have dynamic content, and need to scale to millions of visitors a day. It’s safe to say that the web encompasses one of the broadest ranges of expertise of any software technology field. From your high school home page to Google, the web can be microoptimized at every layer.

The complexity of the web isn’t just limited to HTML markup. ...

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