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HTML : Responsive Website Design

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Two Day Course


According to ComScore 60% of web users now view websites with a mobile or tablet rather than on laptops or desktops. Google search now downgrades page rank for websites that do not meet its requirements of “mobile friendly”. As mobile devices come in many different forms so web designers and developers must now create sites that work across a wide range of devices.

This two day practical hands-on course will introduce you to the ideas and concepts of responsive web design (RWD). It will show you how to use the latest ideas in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to make your website responsive so that it adapts to the devices that your audience uses.

By the end of this course, you will be able to convert an existing website from fixed to responsive or create a new responsive website from scratch.

You will need to have attended an Introduction to HTML AND the Introduction to CSS courses at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    Designing for desktop, mobile and tablet
    • Responsive web design vs mobile design
    • Understanding different platforms and mobile browsers
    • About Screen resolutions
    • The role of HTML, CSS and Javascript in Responsive design
    • Planning a responsive site

    HTML5 and CSS3
    • Upgrading from HTML4 to HTML5
    • The semantic HTML5 elements
    • Review of current CSS skills
    • About CSS3
    • CSS Vendor prefixes

    Supporting older browsers
    • Using browser developer tools
    • Online testing resources
    • Using browser add-ons and extensions
    • Physical device testing

    Testing tools for responsive design
    • Upgrading from HTML4 to HTML5
    • The semantic HTML5 elements
    • Review of current CSS skills
    • About CSS3
    • CSS Vendor prefixes

    Building responsive type
    • Different strategies for sizing type
    • Working with fluid responsive type
    • Using web fonts from font libraries
    • Serving your own fonts
    • Rotating text with CSS transform
    • Adding shadows and effects to type

    Responsive assets
    • Making images liquid
    • Adding audio and video with HTML5
    • Adding cover images for video
    • Making video liquid
    • Autoplaying background video
    • Scalable buttons
  • Day Two

    Converting layout to a fluid grid
    • Mobile or desktop first
    • Planning a fluid grid
    • Converting from fixed to liquid layout
    • Conversion calculations for containers
    • Converting spaces to liquidity
    • Unit measures for responsive design – px, em, rem, %

    Understanding CSS media queries
    • What is a media query
    • Setting up media queries
    • What we can test for
    • Defining breakpoints for your page
    • Changing typography based on screen size
    • Changing layout based on screen size
    • Showing and hiding page elements
    • Implementing the viewport meta tag

    Strategies for responsive images
    • When to use images and when not to
    • Picking the best image formats
    • Serving different images to different devices
    • How to deal with retina displays

    Building responsive navigation
    • Forming navigation with HTML
    • Styling nav bars and buttons]
    • Making a drop navigation
    • Using a form control for navigation
    • Switching navigation layout with a media query
    • Making a toggle button based navigation

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