Modern Web Practices
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Completed on 2014-11-10
About the Book
Then libraries like jQuery and prototype gave web developers a taste for dynamic HTML, while AJAX reduced the web server to an API.
The browser, once a thin client, gained weight. HTML5, CSS3, and ECMAScript5 filled the developer’s toolbox with powerful new tools for creating application data, presentation, and behavior.
An explosion of open source projects (and some proprietary extensions) sprung to life around these advancements. Suddenly the World Wide Web became a much more complex place for developers. Web applications now rival the capabilities of many desktop applications, and must function in a wide range of browsers on an even wider range of devices.
The modern web is no longer simple. And those who code for it can't be either.
Table of Contents
- Automate Your Workflow with Grunt -- Aaron Bushnell
- Offline Web Applications -- Nicholas Cloud
- Data Binding -- Ryan Conaway
- Making Things Move with CSS3 Transitions and Animations -- Trevan Hetzel
- HTML and CSS Bad Practices -- Ted Waller
- Bower in Practice: A Package Manager for the Web -- Bob Yexley
- Credits and Acknowledgements
Automate Your Workflow with Grunt
- Some things to mention before we begin
- Getting started
- Setting up Grunt and solving our first issue
- Setting up our first task - concatenation and minification
- Automating CSS with Grunt
- Using Grunt to include files in our HTML
- Running Grunt automatically when files change
- Automation now and beyond
Offline Web Applications
- Caching application resources
- Caching application data
- Putting it all together
- Client Side Data Binding
- How did we get here?
- Do it yourself
- Modern Browser alternatives
- Hasn’t this been done already?
- Wrap up
Making Things Move with CSS3 Transitions and Animations
- Transition vs. animation
- Getting to know transitions
- Getting to know animations
- Use cases on the web
- A few notes on performance
- Wrapping up
HTML and CSS Bad Practices
- Naming classes after style
- Ignoring Accessibility
- Writing selectors that are too general
- Writing selectors that are too specific
- Using absolute units and fixed widths
- Using inline-styles
- Wrapping up
Bower in Practice: A Package Manager for the Web
- How to use it
- Creating and maintaining your own Bower package
- That’s Bower for ya…
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