Web Development Foundations
Web Development Foundations
About the Bundle
What is web development? A huge field consisting of a great number of technologies, tools, and processes. What is at the core of web development? HTML and CSS. The “Web Development Foundations” bundle includes perhaps the largest web development glossary there is, The Web Development Glossary, a brief collection of real-world HTML snippets to be analyzed and improved, Upgrade Your HTML, and an introduction into the craft of CSS and its optimization, CSS Optimization Basics, all by ex-Googler and O’Reilly author Jens Oliver Meiert (meiert.com).
The Web Development Glossary
More Than 2,000 Key Terms for Developers
The glossary then goes beyond web development, touching on computer science, design, typography, usability and user experience, information as well as project management, other disciplines of interest and relevance to the modern developer. It goes beyond, inspiring the curiosity to learn more about the Web and the people creating and using it. And still it is a glossary, of a couple of thousand terms for developers, leaning on (and giving back to) Wikipedia and the MDN Web Docs.
→ This is the book if you choose to extend and validate your web and software development knowledge.
CSS Optimization Basics
Are you unsure about your style sheets’ quality, or whether you’ve maxed out your options? CSS Optimization Basics covers the necessary mindsets, discusses the main optimization methods, and presents useful resources to write higher quality CSS.
→ This is the book if you care about the craft of writing CSS, and enjoy optimizing style sheets.
Upgrade Your HTML
10 Examples to Improve Your Markup
HTML is super-popular. Everyone can write HTML. Or can they? In the spirit that everything can be tweaked and optimized, Upgrade Your HTML is a first light book in a playful series to review and improve real-life examples of HTML.
Not shyly but always constructively does Jens Oliver Meiert, someone who has written a lot of HTML and who makes his own life difficult so that he can write even more HTML, go through ten samples to ponder and upgrade the respective markup.
If you’re a web developer you know HTML. Check out and follow Upgrade Your HTML to nod (or shake your head) exploring old and new problems surrounding uses of the beloved HyperText Markup Language.
→ This is the book if you enjoy the intricacies of working with HTML.
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