If you’ve been working on the web for a while, your bookshelves may already be buckling under the weight of books about HTML and CSS. Do you really need another one? Hardboiled Web Design is different. It’s for people who want to understand why, when and how to use the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies in their everyday work. Not tomorrow or next week, but today. If you’re hungry to learn about how the latest technologies and techniques will make your websites and applications more creative, flexible and adaptable, then this is the book for you. You’ll need to be willing to leave your preconceptions at the door, and hungry to learn about how using HTML5 and CSS3 will change the way you design and develop for the web.

Table of contents

  1. Foreword by Jeffrey Zeldman
  2. Preface by Simon Collison

Getting hardboiled

  1. What the hell is hardboiled?
  2. (Give me that) ol’ time religion
  3. The way standards develop
  4. It doesn’t have to look the same
  5. Old browsers don’t hold back the web
  6. How different is different?
  7. Presenting designs the hardboiled way

Hardboiled HTML

  1. Destination HTML5
  2. Hardboiled microformats
  3. Why-Oh WAI-ARIA roles

Hardboiled CSS3

  1. Working with web fonts
  2. RGBa and opacity
  3. CSS3 borders
  4. CSS3 background images
  5. CSS3 gradients

More hardboiled CSS3

  1. CSS3 transforms
  2. CSS3 transitions
  3. CSS3 keyframe animations
  4. Responsive designs using CSS3
  5. It’s time to get hardboiled