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Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites

By Antony Kennedy , Inayaili de Leon

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Targeted at "high traffic" websites—those receiving up to 10,000 unique visitors a day—Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites gives you inside information from the professionals on how to get the most out of your web development team.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3288-9
  • 432 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Although web standards-based websites can scale effectively—and basic CSS will give you basic results—there are considerations and obstacles that high traffic websites must face to keep your development and hosting costs to a minimum. There are many tips and tricks, as well as down-to-earth best practice information, to make sure that everything runs quickly and efficiently with the minimum amount of fuss or developer intervention. Targeted at "high traffic" websites—those receiving over 10,000 unique visitors a day—Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites gives you inside information from the professionals on how to get the most out of your web development team.

The book covers the development processes required to smoothly set up an easy-to-maintain CSS framework across a large-volume website and to keep the code reusable and modular. It also looks at the business challenges of keeping branding consistent across a major website and sustaining performance at a premium level through traffic spikes and across all browsers. Defensive coding is considered for sites with third-party code or advertising requirements. It also covers keeping CSS accessible for all viewers, and examines some advanced dynamic CSS techniques.

What you’ll learn

  • The value of process
  • Making reusable, robust, and modular CSS
  • How to maximize the performance of your site
  • Integrating with third parties
  • How to keep branding consistent
  • Best practices for cross-browser and accessible CSS
  • Dynamic CSS techniques

Who this book is for

This book is for Web developers building and maintaining premium, successful, high-traffic websites using web standards. This book will also help team leaders responsible for code that will be shared over multiple projects, as well as project managers with a high churn of contract staff.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. The Value of Process
  2. CSS Style Guide
  3. Fundamentals
  4. Frameworks and Integration
  5. Brand Implementation
  6. CSS and Accessibility
  7. Devices
  8. Performance
  9. Dynamic CSS
  10. Testing and Debugging
  11. Creating your CSS
  12. Appendix 1: CSS Standards Guide
  13. Appendix 2: Accessibilitiy Guidelines
  14. Appendix 3: Browser Support Guidelines
  15. Appendix 4: Development Process
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