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Cover Image: Front-End Developer Handbook 2017
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Front-End Developer Handbook 2017

This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2017. It is specifically written with the intention of being a professional resource for potential and currently practicing front-end developers to equip themselves with learning materials and development tools. Secondarily, it can be used by managers, CTOs, instructors, and head hunters to gain insights into the practice of front-end development. The content of the handbook favors web technologies (HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript) and those solutions that are directly built on top of these open technologies. The materials referenced and discussed in the book are either best in class or the current offering to a problem. The book should not be considered a comprehensive outline of all resources available to a front-end developer. The value of the book is tied up in a terse, focused, and timely curation of just enough categorical information so as not to overwhelm anyone on any one particular subject matter.
Author: Cody Lindley
Date: 2017

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Bootstrap: A SitePoint Anthology #1

Bootstrap: A SitePoint Anthology is a collection of the most useful and interesting articles on Bootstrap, the popular front-end framework, recently published on SitePoint. Now nearly five years’ old, Bootstrap is firmly entrenched in many developers’ toolboxes. In this time it’s grown from an internal tool at Twitter to the most used UI/front-end framework on the Web, with more than 7 million websites using it to som degree. This book is a collection of Bootstrap-related articles, covering a wide range of topics: from making Bootstrap more accessible, to using Sass to semantically extend Bootstrap, there’s something here for everyone. Beginners will find a wealth of knowledge to help them start on this new and fascinating road. Advanced developers will find useful tricks and tips that will make their lives easier. This book assumes familiarity with HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript.
Author: Sitepoint
Date: 2016

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Cover Image: How To Code In HTML5 And CSS3
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How To Code In HTML5 And CSS3

"How to Code in HTML5 and CSS3" is a free e-book about making websites in HTML5 and CSS for absolute beginners. It doesn't require any experience in IT to start. The aim of this book is to show the art of making websites using a plain language which is full of practical analogies. After reading over 100 pages you will get to know basic concepts and techniques of web development and be able to build your first website ever!
Author: Damian Wielgosik
Date: 2016

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Cover Image: The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines
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The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Coding Guidelines

A proper plan can improve your code, including your HTML documents and CSS style sheets. Jens Oliver Meiert explores the theory and practice of coding guidelines and shows, using Google’s HTML and CSS standards as a particular example, how consistency and care can make the code base you create today much easier to deal with when you—or someone else—work on it later. Jens Oliver Meiert is a former senior developer and tech lead at Google, Aperto, and GMX, where he architected internal frameworks that married fast development with high quality code.
Author: Jens Oliver Meiert
Date: 2015

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Cover Image: The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Frameworks
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The Little Book Of HTML/CSS Frameworks

With the speed of web development today, it’s little wonder that so many frameworks are available, since they come with a promise of saving development and design time. But using the wrong framework, or wrongly using the right framework, can be costly. This concise book shares higher-level ideas around web development frameworks that govern HTML and CSS code, whether you’re looking at an external option or planning to build your own. Author Jens Meiert outlines various principles, methods, and practices that you can use to make sure your framework has the functionality you need without bloated code to slow you down.
Author: Jens Oliver Meiert
Date: 2015

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MarkSheet

A free HTML and CSS tutorial.
Author: Jeremy Thomas
Date: 2015-2017

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Cover Image: Learn To Code HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites
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Learn To Code HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites

Learn to Code HTML & CSS is a simple and comprehensive guide dedicated to helping beginners learn HTML and CSS. Outlining the fundamentals, this guide works through all common elements of front-end design and development.
Author: Shay Howe
Date: 2014-2017

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HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites
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Learn To Code Advanced HTML & CSS. Develop & Style Websites

Learn to Code Advanced HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
Author: Shay Howe
Date: 2014-2017

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Cover Image: Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences With Progressive Enhancement
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Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences With Progressive Enhancement

In this brief book, Aaron Gustafson chronicles the origins of progressive enhancement, its philosophy, and mechanisms, and reveals the countless practical ways that you can apply progressive enhancement principles using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. By understanding progressive enhancement and how to apply it properly, web practitioners can craft experiences that serve users (rather than browsers), giving them access to content without technological restrictions.
Author: Aaron Gustafson
Date: 2011

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HTML Books

Cover Image: HTML 5 Shoot 'em Up In An Afternoon
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HTML 5 Shoot 'em Up In An Afternoon

Learn (or teach) the basics of Game Programming with this free Phaser tutorial.
Author: Bryan Bibat
Date: 2014

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Cover Image: HTML Canvas. Native Interactivity And Animation For The Web
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HTML Canvas. Native Interactivity And Animation For The Web

The second edition of this popular book gets you started with HTML5 Canvas. Learn how to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation—all in the course of building several interactive web games throughout the book. This online version of HTML5 Canvas includes 53 interactive examples and exercises.
Author: Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton
Date: 2013

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HTML5 For Publishers

HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it’s coming to your ebook reader! HTML5 for Publishers introduces to all the modern Web technologies you’ll need to add rich media and interactivity to your ebook content.
Author: Sanders Kleinfeld
Date: 2011

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Cover Image: HTML Canvas Deep Dive. A Travelogue
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HTML Canvas Deep Dive. A Travelogue

HTML Canvas Deep Dive is a hands on introduction to Canvas. Code along with the book and play with interactive examples. When you finish reading this short tome you will have the skills to make charts, effects, diagrams, and games that integrate into your existing web content.
Author: Josh Marinacci
Date: 2011

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Cover Image: Pro HTML5 Programming. Powerful APIs For Richer Internet Application Development
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Pro HTML5 Programming. Powerful APIs For Richer Internet Application Development

HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications have acquired power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness like never before. With this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology—available in the most recent versions of modern browsers—to build web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness. This new edition includes major revisions for WebSockets functionality, reflecting the new W3C specification. It also features new chapters covering the drag-and-drop API as well as SVG.
Author: Peter Lubbers
Date: 2011

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Cover Image: HTML5 For Web Designers
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HTML5 For Web Designers

HTML5 isn’t as confusing as it once was, but it still isn’t straightforward. It’s an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, change in the ongoing story of markup—and if you’re currently creating websites with any version of HTML, you’re already using HTML5. Harness the power of this essential evolving spec with help from Jeremy Keith and Rachel Andrew. Brush up on syntax and updated elements, and get ready to work with responsive images, microformats, and microdata. Through clear, practical examples, you’ll be up to speed in no time.
Author: Jeremy Keith
Date: 2010

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Cover Image: Dive Into HTML5
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Dive Into HTML5


Author: Mark Pilgrim
Date: 2010

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CSS Books

Cover Image: CSS Guidelines
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CSS Guidelines

High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS.
Author: Harry Roberts
Date: 2017

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Cover Image: Transforms In CSS: Revamp The Way You Design
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Transforms In CSS: Revamp The Way You Design

Present information in stunning new ways by transforming CSS elements in two- and three-dimensional space. Whether you’re rotating a photo, doing some interesting perspective tricks, or creating an interface that lets you reveal information on an element’s backside, this practical guide shows you how to use them to great effect. Short and sweet, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. Why wait? Learn how to bring life to your web pages now.
Author: Eric A. Meyer
Date: 2015

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Enduring CSS

A guide to writing style sheets for large scale, rapidly changing, long-lived web projects.
Author: Ben Frain
Date: 2015

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Cover Image: CSS3 Succinctly
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CSS3 Succinctly

In CSS3 Succinctly, author Peter Shaw provides an overview of the latest features available for custom cascading style sheets. You’ll learn to style several components of an HTML document, including color, size, layout, font, position, and more. Basic content generation, gradients, and calculations are also covered.
Author: Peter Shaw
Date: 2015

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Cover Image: Learn CSS Layout. The Pedantic Way
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Learn CSS Layout. The Pedantic Way


Author: Mikito Takada
Date: 2015

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Cover Image: The Magic Of CSS
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The Magic Of CSS

A CSS course for web developers who want to be magicians.
Author: Adam Schwartz
Date: 2014-2017

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Cover Image: A Pocket Guide To CSS Animations
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A Pocket Guide To CSS Animations

CSS animations open up a whole new way to look at and use CSS to bring motion to the web in creative ways. This Pocket Guide is designed to help you jump into using CSS animations in your own projects, providing a strong foundation on which to start experimenting and creating. In this book Val covers the basics of CSS animations, walking you through a series of examples, and discussing practical considerations for dealing with browsers and fallbacks. You'll have everything you need to start playing with CSS animations in just a couple of hours.
Author: Val Head
Date: 2013

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Cover Image: Scalable And Modular Architecture For CSS
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Scalable And Modular Architecture For CSS

SMACSS (pronounced “smacks”) is more style guide than rigid framework. There is no library within here for you to download or install. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and as a way to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. And really, who isn’t building a site with CSS these days?!
Author: Jonathan Snook
Date: 2012

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