Download Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Studio Techniques: Designing and by David Powers PDF

This is a 2 KB file that contains a little bit of JavaScript wizardry devised by Remy Sharp that forces earlier versions of IE to recognize the new HTML5 tags and apply CSS to them. It creates dummy elements for all semantic tags, saving you the bother of using createElement() for each one. Although the file is small enough to host on your own site, the advantage of using Google舗s CDN is that the file might already be in the user舗s browser cache after visiting other sites, so it doesn舗t need to be downloaded again.

However, the fatal flaw in XHTML is that most web servers don舗t serve it with the correct MIME type (application/xhtml+xml), and if they do, the smallest error, such as a missing closing tag or quotation mark, results in the page failing to display. Saying goodbye to XHTML doesn舗t mean saying goodbye to the stricter coding standards it encouraged. You can continue to use all the rules of XHTML in HTML5, and your pages will validate. However, if you choose an HTML5 DOCTYPE in Dreamweaver, you must bid farewell to unnecessary markup, such as a forward slash before the closing angle bracket of an tag.

Previous versions of Dreamweaver supported only a limited range of CSS selectors. Live view now supports them all. 5 supports web fonts, too. There舗s a lot to absorb, and this book aims to guide you through all the new features with the help of three case studies. The first one centers on redesigning a website for display on desktops, tablets, and smartphones using HTML5, CSS3, and media queries. The second takes a cut-down version of the same site and builds a dedicated mobile version using jQuery Mobile, a sophisticated JavaScript and CSS framework designed to work consistently on all major mobile platforms.

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