Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites


Author: Antony Kennedy,Inayaili de Leon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430232889
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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Although web standards-based websites can scale effectively—and basic CSS will give you basic results—there are considerations and obstacles that high traffic websites must face to keep your development and hosting costs to a minimum. There are many tips and tricks, as well as down-to-earth best practice information, to make sure that everything runs quickly and efficiently with the minimum amount of fuss or developer intervention. Targeted at "high traffic" websites—those receiving over 10,000 unique visitors a day—Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites gives you inside information from the professionals on how to get the most out of your web development team. The book covers the development processes required to smoothly set up an easy-to-maintain CSS framework across a large-volume website and to keep the code reusable and modular. It also looks at the business challenges of keeping branding consistent across a major website and sustaining performance at a premium level through traffic spikes and across all browsers. Defensive coding is considered for sites with third-party code or advertising requirements. It also covers keeping CSS accessible for all viewers, and examines some advanced dynamic CSS techniques. What you’ll learn The value of process Making reusable, robust, and modular CSS How to maximize the performance of your site Integrating with third parties How to keep branding consistent Best practices for cross-browser and accessible CSS Dynamic CSS techniques Who this book is for This book is for Web developers building and maintaining premium, successful, high-traffic websites using web standards. This book will also help team leaders responsible for code that will be shared over multiple projects, as well as project managers with a high churn of contract staff. Table of Contents The Value of Process CSS Style Guide Fundamentals Frameworks and Integration Brand Implementation CSS and Accessibility Devices Performance Dynamic CSS Testing and Debugging Creating your CSS Appendix 1: CSS Standards Guide Appendix 2: Accessibilitiy Guidelines Appendix 3: Browser Support Guidelines Appendix 4: Development Process

Moving to Responsive Web Design

Bring existing static sites into today's multi-device world with responsive web design
Author: Inayaili de León
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484219872
Category: Computers
Page: 149
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Redesign your static website into a modern, fully responsive website. As the usage of mobile devices of all shapes and sizes increases exponentially every year, and dominates the manner in which many users access the web, it is now imperative for any business to have a responsive website that adapts seamlessly to any screen size and resolution — a change that will impact not only your designs but the way you build your site. Moving to Responsive Web Design shows you how to convert fixed grids, previously built on absolute units such as pixels, into fluid ones, based on relative units such as percentages or ems. You will also learn to plan how your designs and patterns will adapt across various breakpoints, and how to approach the challenge of responsive images. The prospect of converting an existing site into responsive design, when you don’t have all the time in the world and your resources are already outstretched, can be daunting, but with this book and the right tools you can tame the scope of the project from the start and find the time for you and your team to work on making your site enjoyable on any device. Moving to Responsive Web Design is full of ideas and examples of how you can more easily plan, design, develop, and release, your responsively redesigned site. Provides ways of finding time in your hectic schedule to complete a project that is truly important Helps you to scope a responsive redesign project so it’s achievable with the resources you have available Provides examples of how other teams have solved some of the most common problems What You Will Learn Find the time in your busy schedule to redesign your site. Engage the entire team in the plan, design and development process. Use your resources in clever and efficient ways. Focus on reusability to save your team time and money. Release your first fully responsive site. Who This Book is For Busy designers, and developers who want to convert an existing site to responsive design and don’t have all the time in the world. It’s for teams who know that the move to having a responsive site is the right one, but are struggling to find the time and resources to fit such an expansive project into their already overflowing schedules.

HTML and CSS

Design and Build Websites
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118206916
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way! This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

CSS Essentials


Author: N.A
Publisher: Smashing Magazine
ISBN: 3943075370
Category:
Page: N.A
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When developers push aside CSS to concentrate on JavaScript performance, they might be overlooking some great applications of CSS. This eBook, CSS Essentials, explores some practical implementations of CSS, including usage of pseudo elements in CSS, decoupling HTML from CSS, Modern CSS layouts with equal height columns, taming CSS selectors, and many others. These techniques will help improve both the performance and maintainability of your Web pages in various browsers. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Backgrounds in CSS: Everything You Need To Know - The Mystery Of The CSS Float Property - The Z Index CSS Property: A Comprehensive Look - CSS Sprites: Useful Techniques, or Potential Nuisance? - Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics - Modern CSS Layouts, Part 2: The Essential Techniques - Writing CSS For Others - Decoupling HTML From CSS - CSS Specificity And Inheritance - Equal Height Column Layouts with Borders and Negative Margins in CSS - !important CSS Declarations: How and When to Use Them - CSS Sprites Revisited - Learning To Use The :before And :after Pseudo Elements In CSS - Taming Advanced CSS Selectors - Six CSS Layout Features To Look Forward To

Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns


Author: Michael Bowers,Dionysios Synodinos,Victor Sumner
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430237813
Category: Computers
Page: 532
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Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is a reference book and a cookbook on how to style web pages using CSS3 and HTML5. It contains 350 ready–to–use patterns (CSS3 and HTML5 code snippets) that you can copy and paste into your code. Each pattern can be combined with other patterns to create an unlimited number of solutions, and each pattern works reliably in all major browsers without the need for browser hacks. The book is completely up-to-date with code, best practices, and browser compatibilities for HTML5 and CSS3—enabling you to dive in and make use of these new technologies in production environments. Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns is so much more than just a cookbook, though! It systematically covers every usable feature of CSS3 and combines these features with HTML5 to create reusable patterns. Each pattern has an intuitive name to make it easy to find, remember, and refer to. Accessibility and best practices are carefully engineered into each design pattern, example, and source code. The book’s layout, with a pattern’s example on the left page and its explanation on the right, makes it easy to find a pattern and study it without having to flip between pages. The book is also readable from cover to cover, with topics building carefully upon previous topics. Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns book unleashes your productivity and creativity in web design and development. Instead of hacking your way toward a solution, you'll learn how to predictably create successful designs every time by reusing and combining modular design patterns.

High Performance Web Sites

Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
Author: Steve Souders
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596550691
Category: Computers
Page: 170
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Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines. The rules in High Performance Web Sites explain how you can optimize the performance of the Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and images that you've already built into your site -- adjustments that are critical for any rich web application. Other sources of information pay a lot of attention to tuning web servers, databases, and hardware, but the bulk of display time is taken up on the browser side and by the communication between server and browser. High Performance Web Sites covers every aspect of that process. Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to: Make Fewer HTTP Requests Use a Content Delivery Network Add an Expires Header Gzip Components Put Stylesheets at the Top Put Scripts at the Bottom Avoid CSS Expressions Make JavaScript and CSS External Reduce DNS Lookups Minify JavaScript Avoid Redirects Remove Duplicates Scripts Configure ETags Make Ajax Cacheable If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable. "If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be adramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's reallyno excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore." -Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector "Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance." -Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation

Smashing UX Design

Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences
Author: Jesmond Allen,James Chudley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470970626
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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The Smashing Book #1


Author: N.A
Publisher: Smashing Magazine
ISBN: 3943075060
Category: Web sites
Page: N.A
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The Smashing Book #1 (eBook) is the digital version of the printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The Smashing Book #1 shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful user interfaces and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates. It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine. TABLE OF CONTENTS - The Art And Science Of CSS Layouts - User Interface Design In Modern Applications - Web Typography: Rules, Guidelines And Common Mistakes - Usability Principles For Modern Websites - The Guide to Fantastic Color Usage In Web Design and Usability - Performance Optimization For Websites - Design To Sell: Increasing Conversion Rates - How To Turn A Site Into A Remarkable Brand - Learning From Experts: Interviews And Insights - The Smashing Story The book is written by Jacob Gube (SixRevisions) Dmitry Fadeev (UsabilityPost) Chris Spooner (Spoongraphics) Darius A Monsef IV (COLOURlovers.com) Alessandro Cattaneo (with co-editing by Jon Tan) Steven Snell (VandelayDesign) David Leggett (UXBooth) Andrew Maier (UXBooth) Kayla Knight (regular writer on SM) Yves Peters (Typographica.org) René Schmidt (system administrator of our servers) and The Smashing Magazine editorial team, Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz. The book was edited by Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine.

CSS: The Missing Manual


Author: David Sawyer McFarland
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491918012
Category: Computers
Page: 718
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CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike. The important stuff you need to know: Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers. Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go. Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done. Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning. Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes. Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).

CSS: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide
Author: Eric A. Meyer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449397255
Category: Computers
Page: 538
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CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more. Simply put, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a way to separate a document's structure from its presentation. The benefits of this can be quite profound: CSS allows a much richer document appearance than HTML and also saves time -- you can create or change the appearance of an entire document in just one place; and its compact file size makes web pages load quickly. CSS: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition, provides you with a comprehensive guide to CSS implementation, along with a thorough review of all aspects of CSS 2.1. Updated to cover Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's vastly improved browser, this new edition includes content on positioning, lists and generated content, table layout, user interface, paged media, and more. Author Eric Meyer tackles the subject with passion, exploring in detail each individual CSS property and how it interacts with other properties. You'll not only learn how to avoid common mistakes in interpretation, you also will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his clear and honest style. This is the complete sourcebook on CSS. The 3rd edition contains: Updates to reflect changes in the latest draft version of CSS 2.1 Browser notes updated to reflect changes between IE6 and IE7 Advanced selectors supported in IE7 and other major browsers included A new round of technical edits by a fresh set of editors Clarifications and corrected errata, including updated URLs ofreferenced online resources

Google Blogger For Dummies


Author: Susan Gunelius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470469965
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Are you bemused by blogs? Eager to become a blogger? Google Blogger For Dummies can help you start blogging sooner than you think. More than 14 million people are promoting a business, connecting with family and friends, and sharing opinions with Google Blogger. This book helps you start a Blogger account, create content, build an audience, make money from your blog, and more, all without learning to program. You’ll be able to: Learn the parts of a blog, what Blogger does, and how to choose goals and blog topics Choose a domain name, learn to use the dashboard, pick a template, and configure settings Dress up your blog with themes and find out where to get plenty of free ones Learn blogging etiquette and some secrets for long-term success Make money from your blog with Google Adsense, contextual and text link ads, and merchandising with CafePress Set up multi-user blogs or branch into mobile blogging, podcasting, or video blogging Take advantage of social networking sites and learn simple search engine optimization techniques Maintain your blog with tools like Blog This! and Quick Edit Moderate comments effectively, track your stats, and more Google Blogger is a great choice for beginning bloggers, and Google Blogger For Dummies gives you the know-how to venture confidently into the blogosphere.

Design for Hackers

Reverse Engineering Beauty
Author: David Kadavy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119999014
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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Discover the techniques behind beautiful design?by deconstructing designs to understand them The term 'hacker' has been redefined to consist of anyone who has an insatiable curiosity as to how things work—and how they can try to make them better. This book is aimed at hackers of all skill levels and explains the classical principles and techniques behind beautiful designs by deconstructing those designs in order to understand what makes them so remarkable. Author and designer David Kadavy provides you with the framework for understanding good design and places a special emphasis on interactive mediums. You'll explore color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in design, and the relationship between medium and form. Packed with unique reverse engineering design examples, this book inspires and encourages you to discover and create new beauty in a variety of formats. Breaks down and studies the classical principles and techniques behind the creation of beautiful design Illustrates cultural and contextual considerations in communicating to a specific audience Discusses why design is important, the purpose of design, the various constraints of design, and how today's fonts are designed with the screen in mind Dissects the elements of color, size, scale, proportion, medium, and form Features a unique range of examples, including the graffiti in the ancient city of Pompeii, the lack of the color black in Monet's art, the style and sleekness of the iPhone, and more By the end of this book, you'll be able to apply the featured design principles to your own web designs, mobile apps, or other digital work.

High Performance Responsive Design

Building Faster Sites Across Devices
Author: Tom Barker
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491949945
Category: Computers
Page: 176
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Yes, you can use responsive web design to create high performance, compelling websites. With this practical book, author Tom Barker demonstrates that responsive design is not just a frontend-only approach, but also a philosophy for taking advantage of the entire web stack. Responsive design patterns and anti-patterns, derived from heavily used real-world sites, are guiding principles throughout the book. Ideal for frontend-focused web developers, this book shows you how to incorporate responsiveness and performance into your project plan, use Node.js for device-specific functionality on the backend, and write automated tests for a continuous integration environment. You’ll explore many useful tools and responsive frameworks, and gain useful insights from Barker’s own experience with responsive design along the way. Get a primer on web performance concepts, web runtime performance, and performance tracking tools Write functionality with Node.js that serves up a device-specific experience to the client Explore client-side solutions, such as lazy loading entire sections of a page—including images, styling, and content Validate service level agreements (SLAs) by writing automated tests with PhantomJS Examine several responsive frameworks, including the author’s server-side framework, Ripple

WordPress For Dummies


Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119327768
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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The bestselling guide to WordPress—fully updated Updated to capture all the changes expected to come with the latest release of WordPress, the brand-new edition of this bestselling guide gives you an all-access pass to using this powerful publishing platform to get your very own blog or website up and running—in no time. In WordPress For Dummies, you'll find out how to choose and customize a theme, pick the perfect web host, manage multiple websites with multiple authors, and tons more. Due in large part to its state-of-the-art features, WordPress has become the go-to platform for website owners and bloggers who want to be noticed. Whether you're new to the web/blogging community or want to maximize your site, this hands-on guide is packed with everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of WordPress—and ensure the fruit of your labors gets the attention and traffic it deserves. Get set up with a new WordPress.org account Leverage the power of WordPress as a CMS tool Forget one website—manage as many as you want Optimize aesthetics, web standards, and usability Not a WordPress guru? No worries! Everything you need to become a pro is a page—and a click—away!

Smashing WordPress

Beyond the Blog
Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118600746
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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The ultimate guide to using WordPress to make your life easier WordPress guru Thord Daniel Hedengren takes you beyond the blog to give you the tools and know-how needed to build just about anything in WordPress. You’ll discover how to use WordPress as a CMS to power fully-fledged websites, photo galleries, forums, eCommerce sites, and much more. You get step-by step instructions on developing model sites from the ground up and how to utilize and build plugins that let you take WordPress to the next level. You will learn how to: Use custom post types and custom taxonomies Add and work with custom headers, backgrounds, and more Build gorgeous WordPress themes with the latest features Create custom login forms and admin themes Control content with the loop (and alternatives to the loop) Integrate theme options and the theme customizer Extend WordPress with widget functionality Build WordPress projects for SEO Integrate WordPress with the social web Create helpful navigation using the navigation menu Use conditional control elements Get started with your own responsive themes Updated and revised to cover the changes to WordPress 3.8, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of WordPress.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC


Author: James J. Maivald
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133924408
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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The fastest, easies, most comprehensive way to learn Abode Dreamweaver CC (2014 release). Maivaid thoroughly covers the basics, offering tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program.

Principles of Web Design: The Web Warrior Series


Author: Joel Sklar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285852648
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition guiding your students through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layouts, and enhanced navigation as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, your students will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Armed with a priceless understanding and plenty of hands-on activities, students will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Companion site available at no additional cost www.joelsklar.com/pwd5. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Getting Started with Polymer


Author: Arshak Khachatrian
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785888099
Category: Computers
Page: 190
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Explore the whole new world of web development and create responsive web apps using Polymer About This Book Get to grips with the principles of Material Design and Google Web components Make full use of the Polymer Designer Tool, Polymer Starter Kit, and Dart to create responsive web apps An in-depth guide with real-life examples so you can learn everything you need to know about Polymer Who This Book Is For If you are a beginner-level web developer who would like to learn the concepts of web development using the Polymer library, then this is the book for you. Knowledge of JavaScript and HTML is expected. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of web components such as Shadow DOM, HTML imports, Templates, and custom elements Familiarize yourself with the principles of Material Design Install Polymer on your system and create your project structure Use the different Polymer 1.0 elements in your code Work with Polymer.dart and create your own app Get to know the best practices in Polymer programming from the top guys in the Polymer team In Detail Polymer is a library that helps you develop fast, responsive applications for the desktop and mobile web. It uses the Web Components specifications for the components and Material Design concepts to create a beautiful user interface. This focused, fast-paced guide deals with Polymer web components. We will cover layouts, attributes, elements, and handling touch and gesture events. You will also see how to build custom web components and applications using Polymer. Don't want to code? You can make the most of the Polymer Designer Tool app and create your own app without coding at all. Finally, you will see how you can improve your Polymer application by reading the best practices from Google Polymer team. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with all the necessary skills to use Polymer to create custom web components. Style and approach This is your guide to designing custom web components, and the concepts are explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained through examples, with detailed explanations wherever required.

Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript

With jQuery, CSS & HTML5
Author: Robin Nixon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491979097
Category: Computers
Page: 832
View: 4857

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Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you’ll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today’s core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way—including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you’ll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers. Explore MySQL, from database structure to complex queries Use the MySQLi extension, PHP’s improved MySQL interface Create dynamic PHP web pages that tailor themselves to the user Manage cookies and sessions and maintain a high level of security Enhance the JavaScript language with jQuery and jQuery mobile libraries Use Ajax calls for background browser-server communication Style your web pages by acquiring CSS2 and CSS3 skills Implement HTML5 features, including geolocation, audio, video, and the canvas element Reformat your websites into mobile web apps