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Beginning Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Jonathan Fielding

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to Responsive Design

The way in which web sites are built has evolved over the past 20 years. The 1990s were dominated by web sites being built in tables, and although the cascading style sheet (CSS) specification was released in 1996, CSS didn’t really take center stage until mid-2003. This brought the launch of CSS Zen Garden, which demonstrated the power of CSS and how it could be used to completely restyle a site without even touching the HTML. With the subsequent rise in popularity of CSS, the development community standardized on targeting screens with a resolution of 1024 by 800, with larger screens being left with ...

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