by Peter Gasston
April 2013, 264 pp.
Today’s web technologies are evolving at near–light speed, bringing the promise of a seamless Internet ever closer to reality. When users can browse the Web on a three-inch phone screen as easily as on a fifty-inch HDTV, what’s a developer to do?
Learn how to:
- Plan your content so that it displays fluidly across multiple devices
- Design websites to interact with devices using the most up-to-date APIs,including Geolocation, Orientation, and Web Storage
- Incorporate cross-platform audio and video without using troublesome plug-ins
- Make images and graphics scalable on high-resolution devices with SVG
- Use powerful HTML5 elements to design better forms
Turn outdated websites into flexible, user-friendly ones that take full advantage of the unique capabilities of any device or browser. With the help of The Modern Web, you’ll be ready to navigate the front lines of device-independent development.
About the Author
Peter Gasston has been a web developer for more than 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. The author of The Book of CSS3, Gasston has also been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He runs the web development blog Broken Links (http://broken-links.com/) and lives in London, England.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Web Platform
Chapter 2: Structure and Semantics
Chapter 3: Media Queries and Responsive Design
Chapter 4: CSS Layouts
Chapter 6: Device APIs (PDF)
Chapter 7: SVG / Canvas / WebGL
Chapter 8: HTML5 forms
Chapter 9: Media (Audio/Video)
Chapter 10: Packing it All Up
Chapter 11: The Future
Appendix A: Notes on browser support
Appendix B: Resources
All of this book’s featured examples are available on Github, and you can download all the examples as a single Zip file. An updated copy of Appendix A is available.