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Since its groundbreaking release in , Responsive Web Design remains a fundamental resource for anyone working on the web. when you download this collection of books. Responsive Design: [A] practical handbook of responsive design patterns. Scott Jehl. Responsive Web Design. Ethan Marcotte Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles He coined the term “ responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing.

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Save 15%. when you download this collection of books. Responsive Web Design. [An] indispensable guide to responsive design. Karen McGrane. Start by marking “Responsive Web Design” as Want to Read: Want to .. Along with HTML5 For Web Designers, it is easily the best of "A Book Apart" offerings. In their book Interactive Architecture, Michael Fox and Miles Kemp described this more In short, we need to practice responsive web design.

The author hand-holds us through this new layout model using simple examples that offer extraordinary power in the simplest possible fashion. Tables went many years ago.

This book shows you how to dispense with floats too. Pricing Design Dan Mall; A Book Apart, A snappy introduction to pricing web projects, especially valuable for beginner freelancers. Replete with insight and specific about different industry pricing models. Take-away nugget: the price you charge for a website is based on the value you are providing to a client.

From their inexpensive download-only Briefs series by my favourite web design publishers A Book Apart. This caters for site-builders who want to install Backdrop and go and for those who want to roll their own code on top of a vanilla Backdrop installation.

Just note that some of the authoring links are not from the current version of Backdrop, but these minor differences are navigable.

It covers the fundamental architectural changes required to make D7 themes and modules function within the newer, lighter-weight Backdrop CMS. This is a clean introduction, but it would benefit from screenshots which are readable.

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Designing for Touch Josh Clark; A Book Apart, A detailed examination of the way that our sausage-fat fingers interact with pixels. This is an excellent discussion of the world of rectangular touch screens and the way in which we stretch, crumple, drag, flick aside, point, prod and swipe the pixels that they display. Sikos; Apress, Web standards is a topic that recently seems to have been eclipsed in importance by more fashionable — or pressing — aspects of web design such as UX and responsiveness, so I was interested in seeing what take an Apress book published in had.

Thankfully, the idea that you can — even should — start a project with the aim of the finished code conforming to web standards has not gone away.

This volume reiterates this at every turn. You're My Favorite Client Mike Monteiro; A Book Apart, I had to persevere with this volume because it is more applicable to big agencies with big budget web projects, rather than the one-man-band work that I do.

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That said, there are valuable insights into client-designer relationships here that are applicable across the board. It charts a nuanced path between serving pages to latest-generation browsers that support evolving standards and managing this in older ones where graceful fall-backs are required.

It starts with the reading process itself, moves through to the role played by typography, then covers evaluating typefaces and choosing and pairing them. This is authoritative stuff which is also a good read. This book addresses these two questions by examining the information architecture issues that have arisen from technological change in website viewing.

Mapping with Drupal - Navigating Complexities to Create Beautiful and Engaging Maps Alan Palazzolo and Thomas Turnbull; O'Reilly, A clear and authoritative account of the options available for displaying sophisticated and elegant maps that integrate Drupal website content which has a geographical basis. This is a clearly laid-out approach to the options available for creating sites that are viewable on a range of different devices, from desktop to smart phone to tablet.

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A well-produced book with clear examples. Cognitive Surplus: creativity and generosity in a connected age Clay Shirky; The Penguin Press, New York, Aside from the commercial dimension of the internet, how much of what we surf is there because of talent and goodwill?

Wikipedia, for example, represents perhaps a million hours of human thought compared to the billion hours of TV watched each year in America.

Drupal 6 Attachment Views J. A brief history of how the standard came into being is followed by an explanation of the different players on the scene and how they all interact. Right from the outset all arguments are explained with very good code snippets — as a web developer I felt right at home and it was easy to follow.

The section I found most interesting was Web Forms 2.

I reckon I have a passing knowledge of CSS3 and thought I might get insight into a few styles or selectors I was previously unaware of. I think this little book probably did that to a certain extent , but it also taught me a whole lot more. CSS3 for Web Designers is packed with the ingredient developers love — examples.

The book is based around a few excellent case studies which make it easy to follow and understand while also serving as great reference material. This concept is a recurring theme throughout all the examples.

This is all backed up with the great humor and strong opinions I liked in the first book. This is a great little book.

The Elements of Content Strategy Having read the first 2 books in this series and come away with a very good impression I had high hopes for the next one. Not quite so. Content Strategy in this context refers to creating a strategy for a company to manage their online footprint. For example, a company might have a website, newsletter and blog which all need to convey a uniform message to the different users.

Content Strategy as I understand it is about managing all of that. This is a definite break in the overall theme of the series and one which I found rather confusing. Content Strategy seems to me to be a very niche market and definitely does not apply to me. Obviously not everyone agrees on this point since the book is in fact part of the series The only part of this book I found really memorable is the following quote: The fact that anyone reads anything at all online is a demonstration of extraordinary hunger for content.

Responsive Web Design I attended a presentation on responsive web design earlier in so I had a decent idea of what the concept is about.I may question my download, but I don't regret it. In short, we need to practice responsive web design.

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In your CSS declarations percentages are expressed thus: And A very short book; I think it took me an hour or so to read all the way through.

Each phase of the architectural process is more immutable, more unchanging than the last. And as a development strategy, it's meant to be evaluated to see if it meets the needs of the project you're working on.

Though I believe the sample code you pasted in though would divorce the media type media screen from the query min-width: