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Smashing Book #5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design (eBook)

 Smashing Book #5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design (eBook)

PDF, ePUB, Kindle

$ 19.90

About the book

Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why we created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.

The book features practical front-end techniques and patterns from well-respected designers and developers. It isn’t concerned with trends or short-lived workarounds — it should stand the test of time and as such, it’s focused on actual techniques used today in real-life projects. The techniques that you could apply to your websites today, too.

Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design is jam-packed with smart front-end techniques and design patterns derived from real-life responsive projects. With 13 chapters on responsive workflow, SVG, Flexbox, Web fonts, responsive images, responsive email, content strategy, debugging, performance and offline experience, this is just the book you need to master all the tricky facets and hurdles of responsive design.

Table of Contents

  • PrefaceFront-end techniques. Scalability. Design systems. Bullet-proof solutions. Real-world challenges.Vitaly Friedman
  • Responsive Designer's WorkflowResponsive workflow. Element collage. Style tiles. Tools. Deliverables. Performance budget. Interface inventory. Sketching. Planning. Manifestos. Hypothesis. Atomic design. Designing in the browser. Photoshop.Daniel Mall
  • Responsive Design Patterns & ComponentsDesign patterns. Navigation. Smart front-end techniques. Priority+ pattern. Improved off-canvas. Lazy loading. Autocomplete. Filters. Responsive PDF. Portrait/landscape mode. Sliders. Country selector. Responsive iconography.Vitaly Friedman
  • Structured Content for RWDStructured content. Content consistency. Content models. Structural audit. Editorial content. Content types. Content relationships. Data-driven gaps. Feature-driven gaps. Authors and editors. CMS. Content maintenance.Eileen Webb
  • Mastering SVG For RWD And BeyondSVG. Syntax. Accessibility. Viewport. ViewBox. Exporting. Embedding. Sprites. Icon systems. Data URIs. Performance. Smart SVG techniques. Responsive iconography. Cross-browser fallbacks.Sara Soueidan
  • Building Responsive Components With FlexboxSyntax variants. Flex container. Orientation. Wrapping. Sizing boxes. Flex property. Forms with Flexbox. Advanced alignment. Magical margins. Reordering boxes. Order property. Flexbox as progressive enhancement.Zoe M. Gillenwater
  • Web Fonts PerformanceFont formats. Font loading. Font-rendering. FOIT and FOUT. Font Loading API. Fallback fonts. Inlining fonts. Simulating swapping. Promises. Asynchronous loading and caching. Prioritized loading.Bram Stein
  • Using Responsive Images, TodayCSS pixel and DPR. Retina displays. Fixed-width images. Variable-width images. Srcset and sizes. Art direction. <picture> element. Separation of concerns. Image format fallback. Accessibility. Background images. Image optimization. WebP and JPEG-XR. Compressive images. Deployment. Common pitfalls.Yoav Weiss
  • The Dark Side Of Responsive HTML EmailEmail landscape. CSS in email. Market share. Navigation and CTA buttons. Foundational markup. Reset and client-specific CSS. Fluid containers. Pattern-based development. Layout techniques. Microsoft Outlook. Windows Live Mail. Apple Mail. Mozilla Thunderbird. Yahoo! Mail. AOL. iOS Mail. Gmail.Fabio Carneiro
  • Testing, Maintaining And Debugging RWD“Cutting the mustard”. Predictable, simple CSS. Naming conventions. BEM and class names. Sass organization. Debugging media queries. Lazy loading. Content-out media queries. Separation of concerns. Exploratory testing. Functional testing. Visual regression testing. Automated testing. Dealing with false positives. Common dependencies. Troubleshooting bugs on mobile.Tom Maslen
  • Counting Stars: Creativity Over Predictability In RWDAdvertising. User experience design. Creative hijinks. Allergic to research. Process and predictability. Building blocks of creativity. Intoxicated by process. Platform for creativity. Creative brief. Line between control and chaos. Buying creativity. copywriting. Creative teams. Creative directionAndrew Clarke
  • Beyond Responsive: Optimizing For Offlinenavigator.onLine. Online and offline events. HTML5 Application Cache. Cache manifest. Fallbacks. AppCache gotchas. Web Storage. localStorage. Service Workers.John Allsopp & Matt Gaunt
  • Efficient Responsive Process With ClientsCollaboration. Estimates. Spiraling. “One-deliverable” workflow. Efficiency. Content priority guide. Style comparisons. Testing the aggregate. Content prototype. Wireframes. Style prototypes. Pattern libraries. Happy teams.Ben Callahan
  • Performance Optimization RoadmapMobile first. jQuery dependence. Dealing with IE8. Advertising. Refactoring. Code inventory. Front-end optimization. Performance budget. SpeedIndex. Deferring web fonts. Critical CSS. Smart font fallback. Dealing with JavaScript. Asynchronous loading. SPDY/HTTP 2.0. Core content/functionality priority lists. Responsive images.Vitaly Friedman

Technical Details

  • Formats: PDF, ePub, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Released: June 2015
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-945749-21-0