New Book- The HTML and CSS Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning HTML and CSS

I only wrote a chapter in this new book, The HTML and CSS Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning HTML and CSS, but it is a new book and my name is on it and it’s on Amazon, so it’s still ???? cool. I wrote the chapter on Themes, Colors, and Polish.

Here’s what Packt says:

Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to learning HTML and CSS programming

Key Features

  • An HTML and CSS tutorial with step-by-step exercises and activities
  • Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
  • Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition

Book Description

You already know you want to learn HTML and CSS, and a smarter way to learn HTML and CSS is to learn by doing. The HTML and CSS Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can build your own static web pages from scratch, or work with existing themes on modern platforms like WordPress and Shopify. It’s the perfect way to get started with web development. You’ll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The HTML and CSS Workshop, you’ll take an engaging step-by-step approach to beginning HTML and CSS development. You won’t have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you’re short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about CSS pre-processors. It’s your choice. Learning on your terms, you’ll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical print copy of The HTML and CSS Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you’ll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive free content updates. You’ll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It’s a premium learning experience that’s included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your HTML CSS book.

Fast-paced and direct, The HTML and CSS Workshop is the ideal companion for a HTML and CSS beginner. You’ll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you’ll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

What you will learn

  • Get to grips with the key features of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Learn how to integrate animation, media, and custom themes
  • Understand how you can easily customize and maintain CSS
  • Develop your own mobile-first approach while designing websites
  • Learn how to diagnose and resolve common style and structural problems

Who this book is for

Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is you choose to do. The HTML and CSS Workshop is an ideal HTML and CSS tutorial for the HTML and CSS beginner who is just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today, and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to HTML and CSS
  2. Structure and Layout
  3. Text and Typography
  4. Forms
  5. Themes, Colors, and Polish
  6. Responsive Web Design and Media Queries
  7. Media – Audio, Video, and Canvas
  8. Animations
  9. Accessibility
  10. Preprocessors and Tooling
  11. Maintainable CSS
  12. Web Components
  13. The Future of HTML and CSS

H5BP’s main.css Released as a Standalone Project

I just published the 1.0.0 release of main.css, a standalone version of the H5BP CSS file. The project serves as a repository for development of the file as well as a distribution channel for the component files as separate CSS files. The dist folder contains:

a list of files that ship with main.css- base.css, helpers.css, mqs.css, print.css  and main.css

This setup allows people (including HTML5 Boilerplate itself) to consume main.css as a whole, but also allows the component styles to be used individually in different, and hopefully interesting, ways.

Mastering SVG released

Mastering SVG was released today. It’s $10 at Packt right now.

That’s a crazy great price.

It’ll be on Amazon next week.

Wherever you buy it, you should buy it. It’s really great. I’ve been working at it for longer than I’d planned, but the end result is, I think, very good. SVG is a broad subject and I’ve delivered a 350+ page book that covers it from first principles all the way to intermediate/advanced topics (like the D3 visualization below.) If you’re looking to go from zero to SVG hero, this is the book for you.