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Murach's HTML5 & CSS3: fully functional example project

 
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Hi to you both,

My question is how do you approach bringing everything together to result in a cohesive fully-featured product at the end? I've read a number of books and tutorial sites on each of the individual topics, like HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, SEO etc, but always struggled in viewing the 'bigger picture' where everything has its place and is doing its job. Granted I sometimes experience this with creating Java applications, and I do that all day! So maybe its just me, but I would be interested in hearing your take on creating a fully functional example project and seeing how the different components interact with each other.

Best of luck with the new edition,
Stuart
 
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Hi Stuie,

The book includes a running example of a website for the "San Joaquin Valley Town Hall." You can download the code for it from the Murach website. The end of chapter exercises walk you through modifying the code to add features to the web site that were covered in the previous chapter. By the end of the chapter, you will have pages for a website with a responsive design.

One of the nice things about this approach is that shows you how to organize separate directories for the style sheets, images and JavaScript. This becomes especially important when you get into the later chapters on jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile so you get all the files in the right directories relative to each other.

Hope this helps,

Bruce
 
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Hi Bruce,

This is exactly the sort of thing that I meant!

Having that more 'real world' type view - with lots of components and things going on - are exactly what a lot of books are either missing or try to do but never quite do completely.

I really believe the integration part using all the different technologies is a lot more useful for learning something. Look forward to reading your examples

Thanks for the answer,
Stuart
 
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As I mentioned in a previous post....one of the biggest draws to the Murach writing style is that we never tie you down with a book long project. All of our examples are self-contained applications that are built for that specific "paired-page". You can literally turn to any page in our book and learn how to do something, using a real-world application, without having to worry about downloading code from a previous chapter to make what you're doing in the current chapter work.

Zak
 
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