Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with by Aaron Gustafson

By Aaron Gustafson

"Adaptive website design not just presents the clearest, most pretty clarification of revolutionary enhancement i have ever learn, it is also packed choked with useful information pumped at once into your neocortex via Aaron's hot and pleasant writing kind. in the event you are not already utilizing revolutionary enhancement to construct web pages, you quickly will be." --Jeremy Keith, writer, HTML5 for internet Designers

"Finally. revolutionary enhancement defined with an ideal stability of idea and perform. Aaron's take-aways could have you progressively-enhancing your markup, kind and behaviour with ease." --Dan Cederholm, writer, CSS3 For net Designers

"With this forward-thinking booklet Aaron indicates us that any one can produce obtainable, enticing internet reviews with out sacrificing their pursuits. via revolutionary enhancement, he will allow you to carry designs to lifestyles with no compromising the integrity of content material. i have been studying from Aaron for a few years, and recommend you do the same." --Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery

"You listen the time period 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied approximately as an excellent factor, and it completely is. despite the fact that, few assets conceal the breadth of the subject in addition to this publication does. Adaptive website design contains the superior and broadest insurance in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." --Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The artwork and technological know-how of CSS

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Aaron has trained professionals at The New York Times , Gartner, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (among others), and has presented at the world’s foremost web conferences, such as An Event Apart and Web Directions. org/2005/Incubator/owea/"> Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA) . net Magazine , and has filled a small library with his technical writing and editing credits.

Devoid of style and stripped of JavaScript-based interactivity, the markup just works, providing us with the second level of support in the progressive enhancement continuum. (Remember: the content itself forms the crucial first level). INVISIBLE ANDŠADVISORY As good as this markup is, we’ve neglected a major accessibility requirement by not providing any alternate text for our logo image (expressed using the alt attribute). “Alt text,” as it’s most often known,[3] provides a text-based back-up for users who have images turned off; it is also the content that is read to users of screen reading software (such as the blind), which is why its inclusion is critical.

The class names don’t need to appear in any particular order (so long as they appear within an appropriately-classified parent element) and they don’t require that the content match the intended export format in any way. And, as this example demonstrates, the hCard does not need to be marked up like a rolodex card entry; instead, you are free to sprinkle its component parts throughout your prose using the appropriate class names to indicate each one. Mark your calendars With hCard covered, we can take a look at the hCalendar event microformat mentioned earlier.

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