By Aaron Gustafson


"Adaptive website design not just offers the clearest, most pretty clarification of revolutionary enhancement I've ever learn, it's additionally packed packed with useful knowledge pumped without delay into your neocortex via Aaron's hot and pleasant writing kind. when you aren't already utilizing revolutionary enhancement to construct web content, you quickly will be." --Jeremy Keith, writer, HTML5 for net Designers
"Finally. revolutionary enhancement defined with an ideal stability of concept and perform. Aaron's take-aways can have you progressively-enhancing your markup, variety and behaviour with ease." --Dan Cederholm, writer, CSS3 For net Designers
"With this forward-thinking publication Aaron indicates us that any one can produce available, attractive internet reviews with no sacrificing their pursuits. via revolutionary enhancement, he'll make it easier to convey designs to lifestyles with no compromising the integrity of content material. I've been studying from Aaron for a few years, and recommend you do the same." --Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery
"You pay attention the time period 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied approximately as a superb factor, and it completely is. even though, few assets conceal the breadth of the subject in addition to this e-book does. Adaptive website design contains the superior and broadest assurance in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." --Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The artwork and technology of CSS

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HTML is platform independent, meaning you can create, or code, an HTML file on one type of computer and then use a browser on another type of computer to view that file as a Web page. The page looks the same regardless of what platform you are using. One of the greatest benefits of Web technology is that the same Web page can be viewed on many different types of digital hardware, including mobile devices like smart phones. HTML Elements HTML combines descriptive tags with special tags that denote how a document should appear in a Web browser.

Stress testing verifies that a Web site runs at an acceptable speed with many users. There are many cases in which companies did not effectively stress test their Web sites. The results of this lack of testing have been disastrous, with Web sites locking up when too many users tried to access the same Web site function. Especially in the case of Web sites used for e-commerce, it is imperative for the Web site to stay online. A crashed or locked-up Web site will not sell products or services, and the company stands to lose a lot of money.

Using a combination of the three structures is appropriate if it helps users navigate the site easily. The key is to get the right information to the users in the most efficient way possible. Regardless of the structure or structures that you use, you should balance the narrowness and depth of the Web site. A broad Web site is one in which the home page is the main index page, and all other Web pages are linked individually to the home page (Figure 1–15). Home Page Module 1 Module 1 Summary Module 2 Module 2 Summary Module 3 Module 3 Summary Module 3 Quiz Figure 1–15 Broad Web site.

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