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Mobile & Responsive Web Design

Optimize Sites for Tablets, Mobile & More

Websites can be viewed on a variety of devices, from mobile phones, to tablets, to desktop computers. Responsive web design detects a device’s screen size and adapts accordingly.

In this training you will learn about important issues for mobile-optimized websites. Learn to optimize pages so they display properly and download faster on mobile devices, how to deal with Retina (2x) displays, how to use SVG graphics, CSS media queries (break points), mobile optimized navigation, the Bootstrap framework, and more.

This advanced level course is for people who have experience hand coding HTML & CSS. Knowledge equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class is required.

  • Learn to adapt webpages for Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop.

  • Learn to code mobile friendly navigation using only CSS!

  • Use SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to deliver high-resolution graphics that look great and download fast.

  • Learn how to use Bootstrap to rapidly code responsive webpages.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

We Literally Wrote the Book!

Responsive v2

To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Flix: Setting the Viewport Meta Tag

Topics

  • The viewport meta tag
  • device-width
  • initial-scale
Flix: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) & .htaccess Files

Topics

  • Adding SVG as an image
  • Setting SVG width & height
  • Configuring the web server’s .htaccess file for SVG
  • Additional configuration with the .htaccess file
Flix: Mobile-Friendly Forms

Topics

  • Input types (search & email)
  • Making CSS background gradients fill the page
Flix: Creating a Scrollable Area

Topics

  • Creating a horizontal scrollable area
  • Optimizing the scrolling for iOS touch devices

Section 2
Flix: Media Queries for Retina/HiDPI Graphics

Topics

  • Using media queries to load hi-res images for Retina/HiDPI displays
Mobile First vs. Desktop First

Topics

  • Mobile first thinking
  • Fluid widths
  • Min-width vs. max-width media queries
Box Model: CSS3 Box-Sizing & Calc()

Topics

  • Reviewing the box model
  • CSS3 box sizing
  • CSS3 calc() function
Jive Factory: Creating a Basic Wireframe

Topics

  • Wireframing the basic Jive Factory layout
  • Setting up “mobile first” media queries
Section 3
Jive Factory: Finishing the Wireframe

Topics

  • Structuring the page for various sizes/devices
  • Min & max-width media queries
  • Using CSS calc() to gain control over fluid layouts
  • Hiding elements for specific sizes/devices
Jive Factory: Creating CSS Gradient Patterns

Topics

  • Editing the visual indicator for each media query
  • Fun with RGBA
  • Anatomy of a CSS gradient
  • Linear-gradients & repeating-linear-gradients
  • Linking to Google’s free web fonts
Jive Factory: Starting the Header

Topics

  • Adding the logo & nav content
  • Styling the logo & nav for various sizes/devices
Section 4
Jive Factory: SVG Sprites & Styling the Header for Desktop

Topics

  • Adding SVG Sprites
  • Styling the logo & nav for various sizes/devices
  • Fixing opacity inheritance
Jive Factory: Final Touches & Limiting Flexible Content

Topics

  • Improving Upcoming Shows on mobile
  • Constraining the design at certain breakpoints
  • Centering the design at certain screen sizes
Jive Factory: Responsive Slideshow

Topics

  • Getting the slideshow working
  • Styling the slideshow content & controls
  • Preventing hidden images from loading

Section 5
Off-Screen Side Nav Using Only CSS

Topics

  • Responsive off-screen navigation
  • Toggling the navigation with a checkbox
  • CSS transitions
Full Screen Backgrounds & Viewport Sizing Units vh & vw

Topics

  • Creating a full screen background
  • Using viewport sizing units vh & vw
  • Vertically aligning content
  • Darkening the background image via CSS
Bootstrap: Getting Started

Topics

  • Adding content & laying out the page
  • Using Bootstrap’s grid system
  • Creating & adjusting columns
  • Adding a navbar & other components
Section 6
Bootstrap: More Elements & Nesting Grids

Topics

  • Adding an email signup form
  • Nesting sections
Bootstrap: Controlling Grids & Layout

Topics

  • Changing the grid at specific sizes
  • Showing & hiding elements at specific sizes
Bootstrap: Creating a Photo Grid

Topics

  • Bootstrap’s fluid container
  • Making images fill the grid
  • Nesting sections