Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences With Progressive Enhancement

Paperback | November 20, 2015

byAaron Gustafson

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Building an elegant, functional website requires more than just knowing how to code. In Adaptive Web Design, Second Edition, you’ll learn how to use progressive enhancement to build websites that work anywhere, won’t break, are accessible by anyone—on any device—and are designed to work well into the future.


This new edition of Adaptive Web Design frames even more of the web design process in the lens of progressive enhancement. You will learn how content strategy, UX, HTML, CSS, responsive web design, JavaScript, server-side programming, and performance optimization all come together in the service of users on whatever device they happen to use to access the web.


Understanding progressive enhancement will make you a better web professional, whether you’re a content strategist, information architect, UX designer, visual designer, front-end developer, back-end developer, or project manager. It will enable you to visualize experience as a continuum and craft interfaces that are capable of reaching more users while simultaneously costing less money to develop. When you’ve mastered the tenets and concepts of this book, you will see the web in a whole new way and gain web design superpowers that will make you invaluable to your employer, clients, and the web as a whole. Visit http://adaptivewebdesign.info to learn more.


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Building an elegant, functional website requires more than just knowing how to code. In Adaptive Web Design, Second Edition, you’ll learn how to use progressive enhancement to build websites that work anywhere, won’t break, are accessible by anyone—on any device—and are designed to work well into the future. This new edition of Ada...

Aaron Gustafson has been working on the web for nearly 15 years and, in that time, has cultivated a love of web standards and an in-depth knowledge of website strategy and architecture, interface design, and numerous languages (including XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP). He is group manager of the Web Standards Project (WaS...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.4 inPublished:November 20, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134216148

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Table of Contents

  1. This is a Philosophy
  2. The promise of the Web: Write once, publish anywhere, for anyone
  3. Content First
  4. Markup as an Enhancement
  5. Design as an Enhancement
  6. Interaction as an Enhancement
  7. The Promise of the Web is Here…Embrace it