If you’ve been working on the web for a while, your bookshelves may already be buckling under the weight of books about HTML and CSS. Do you really need another one? Hardboiled Web Design is different. It’s for people who want to understand why, when and how to use the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies in their everyday work. Not tomorrow or next week, but today.

Written by Andrew Clarke. 441 pages. DRM-free ePUB, PDF, and Kindle formats.


Who should read this book?

If you’re a developer and you care about markup, you’re in for a treat because we focus on how to use the semantic elements contained within HTML. We also cover updated microformats 2 and WAI-ARIA landmark roles, looking at how they’ll make your markup faster, more responsive and of course hardboiled.

If you’re a designer who wants to learn the creative opportunities offered by CSS, this book will teach you how to use new properties including flexbox, background-blends and CSS filters and how they will change the way you design and develop for the web.

‘Hardboiled Web Design Fifth Anniversary Edition’ won’t teach you the basics of writing markup or CSS, but if you’re hungry to learn about how the latest technologies and techniques will make your websites and applications more creative and responsive, then this is the book for you. Are you ready to get hardboiled?

Topics include:

    You’ll discover about what it means to be hardboiled for you, your designs and the process you use to make them. In two completely new chapters, you’ll learn about designing atoms and elements and how web design style guides will help your designs. Finally, you’ll find out about designing atmosphere as part of a responsive web design process.
    You’ll learn how to use HTML’s semantic elements alongside the BEM naming system. You’ll discover the updated microformats 2 — simple markup patterns for making data machine-readable — and investigate WAI-ARIA Roles. All of these will make your markup faster, more responsive and of course hardboiled.
    You’ll dive deep into CSS Media Queries, learning how to style small screens first and how to choose breakpoints that are based on content rather than devices. You’ll investigate new CSS Feature Queries, learn about Flexible box layouts and using web fonts for responsive typography. You’ll find out how to make borders that are full of images and you’ll wind up knowing how to replace many images with CSS gradients.
    You’ll discover about how to use new background blends and CSS filters. You’ll find out how to transform elements in two and three dimensions using CSS and how to make state changes smoother with a host of CSS transitions. Finally you’ll round off this book by learning about Multicolumn layout and how to use it for today’s responsive designs.

About The Author

Andy Clarke is an art-director and website designer known for his design work and contributions to the web design industry. He’s given more than sixty presentations at conferences all over the world. As well as numerous articles in web design publications, he’s written two books, ‘Transcending CSS’ and ‘Hardboiled Web Design Fifth Anniversary Edition’. Every two weeks, thousands of web professionals listen to Andy and his guests on his Unfinished Business podcast.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Hardboiled

  • Chapter 1 – What the hell is hardboiled?
  • Chapter 2 – (Give me that) Ol’ time religion
  • Chapter 3 – The way standards develop
  • Chapter 4 – It doesn’t have to look the same
  • Chapter 5 – Atoms and elements
  • Chapter 6 – Designing atmosphere

Part 2: Hardboiled HTML

  • Chapter 7 – Meaningful HTML markup
  • Chapter 8 – Hardboiled microformats2
  • Chapter 9 – Why-oh-WAI Aria landmark roles

Part 3: Hardboiled CSS

  • Chapter 10 – Flexible box layout
  • Chapter 11 – Hardboiled foundations
  • Chapter 12 – Responsive typography
  • Chapter 13 – RGBa and color opacity
  • Chapter 14 – Borders
  • Chapter 15 – Background images

More hardboiled CSS

  • Chapter 16 – Gradients
  • Chapter 17 – Background blends and filters
  • Chapter 18 – Transforms
  • Chapter 19 – Transitions
  • Chapter 20 – Multicolumn layout
  • Chapter 21 – It’s time to get hardboiled

Technical Details

  • Formats: DRM-free PDF, EPUB, Kindle formats
  • Pages: 441
  • Released: November 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-35-7
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-36-4
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-945749-37-1

Related Products

↑ Back to top