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Publisher Description

The layout apocalypse is over. With CSS Grid, Flexbox, and Columns you can design and build complex layouts that respond to screens of all sizes.

You'll learn about all the various ways you can lay out content using CSS and which ones work best for which types of content and contexts. You'll use CSS Columns to make your site a joy to read and a zombie's worst nightmare. You'll use flexbox to gather the apocalyptic chaos into manageable, flexible order. And you'll stuff wonder and zombie weapons into orderly rows and columns with CSS Grid. And then you'll revolutionize your human resistance cells weapons strategy as you combine layout methods to create the best possible web site.

We'll discuss not only these layout techniques, but how they can be enhanced with writing direction agnostic properties, making the internationalization of your layout that much easier.

If you've ever found Grid confusing or haven't experienced the ease and wonder that is modern CSS layout. Now is the time to slay your horde of fear and antipathy and bring yourself and your post-apocalyptic comrades into a new and glorious era.

How You'll Learn to Smack Zombies Around

You won't just passively take in the view, like a zombie shuffling across the mainland. You'll have plenty of combat practice with analogies, examples, and code tutorials you can build, break and fix again. Working with your hands and your head you'll craft code that pleases the eye and knocks a zombie into last Tuesday. 

All the code and directions are provided as both codepen tutorials and downloadable html files, so you can fight the apocalypse how and where you like. You can work with them on the codepen site or on your own device.

And later you'll bring those skills together in a final project that cements those skills into zombie smashing muscle memory.

Why Zombies?

Are zombies just a gimmick? Why would this be any better than a straight laced book that sticks to the facts? 

Straight laced books are often straight boring. And if you have insomnia problems go buy that book. The author, John, has read the boring books and knows that staying awake and engaged are also important for learning. But this book uses zombie references and analogies not just to make you smile, but to help the material stick. If a tough technical concept is related in silly terms you understand, like a zombie trying to buy gum at a super market, it's much more likely to stay in that brain those zombies are intent on eating.

Computers & Internet
November 1
John Rhea
Draft2Digital, LLC

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