Three Free Responsive Web Design PDF Books

| August 20, 2012 | Reply

Template Monster recently provided the world with an info graphic all about responsive web design. In this interactive graphic, three free PDF books about responsive web design were recommended. Here are the books, the authors, what they’re all about and where you can get them.

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3
By Ben Frain

Tablets, smart phones and even televisions are being used increasingly to view the web. There’s never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. Web pages built to be responsive provide the best possible version of their content to match the viewing devices  of not just today’s devices but tomorrow’s too.

Learn how to design websites according to the new “responsive design” methodology, allowing a website to display beautifully on every screen size. Follow along, building and enhancing a responsive web design with HTML5 and CSS3. The book provides a practical understanding of these new technologies and techniques that are set to be the future of front-end web development.

Starting with a static Photoshop composite, create a website with HTML5 and CSS3 which is flexible depending on the viewer’s screen size.

With HTML5, pages are leaner and more semantic. A fluid grid design and CSS3 media queries means designs can flex and adapt for any screen size. Beautiful backgrounds, box-shadows and animations will be added – all using the power, simplicity and flexibility of CSS3.

Responsive web design with HTML5 and CSS3 provides the necessary knowledge to ensure your projects won’t just be built ‘right’ for today but also the future.

WordPress Meet Responsive Design
By Michael Pick

Gone are the days of the fixed layout tailored to some imaginary, cramped CRT. And the half way house of fluid layouts are no longer enough when you’re presenting content to people looking at your site through smartphones, tablets, various sized laptops or arrays of gigantic monitors with resolutions of titantic proportions.

That’s where Responsive Web Design (RWD) comes in.

Since Ethan Marcotte coined the term back in 2010 more and more designers and developers have been building projects responsively; sites that actually bother to query the viewport they’re being experienced through, and adapt to make the experience as good as can possibly be.

So what’s that to you as a WordPress-powered designer or developer? Code Poet asked the people most likely to know. In this short book Chris Coyier, Ian Stewart and Sara Cannon give you the lowdown on their real world uses and strategies for designing WordPress responsively…

Delivering Web to Mobile
By Mark Power

This report is intended to help management staff of UK education institutions gain an understanding of the emerging approaches to delivering services and content for mobile devices using the Web.

The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional desktop PC as the most common means users interact with the Web and other Internet services.

This report looks at the growth of mobile, the state of the Web and gives an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile context. This includes approaches to Web design for responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

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