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Future-Friendly Thinking. Grid Designer 2. If you're familiar with the grid, a bit of design and basic typography, using this script should be pretty easy - most of the functions are pretty self-explanatory.

Grid Designer 2

If you're unfamiliar with grids in general, you could start by reading an excellent series of articles by web designer Mark Boulton. For those who want a real understanding of the theory of grids in relation to design and typography, I strongly recommend this book. On the Columns tab, you can start your design in two ways: Fill in the number of columns, total width, gutters and margin widths, all specified in pixels - then press the design button. Recalculate the settings in various ways by clicking the row of buttons located next to each setting. The grid preview on the Columns tab will display the widths of each area, in pixels. Use the Typography tab to adjust and calculate basic typographic settings for your design. Finally, on the Export tab, you can generate copy-and-paste ready CSS, and a sample XHTML template. Responsive Web Design - An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS.

The Internet took off quicker than anyone would have predicted, growing like crazy.

Responsive Web Design - An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS

Now, for the past few years, mobile growth has exploded onto the scene. The growth of mobile Internet usage is also far out pacing that of general Internet usage growth. These days it is hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile device, or multiple, connected to the Internet. In the UK there are more mobile phones than people, and should trends continue mobile Internet usage will surpass that of desktop Internet usage within the year. With the growth in mobile Internet usage comes the question of how to build websites suitable for all users.

Responsive Web Design Patterns. Responsive Patterns A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs.

Responsive Web Design Patterns

Submit a pattern Layout Reflowing Layouts Equal Width. Skeleton: Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development. How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap. In this tutorial, we will learn how to make our own responsive WordPress theme using Bootstrap.

How to Build a Responsive WordPress Theme with Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a responsive framework for building web sites and applications, and it’s a great starting point for building a responsive WordPress theme. Check out Zac’s other WordPress courses and enjoy a free, two-week trial of Treehouse. You don’t have to have built a theme from scratch before to successfully follow along. However, we do assume that you are comfortable doing things like adding and editing posts in the admin area or installing plugins. The theme we will build is based on the Basic marketing site example you can find over on the Bootstrap examples page. Custom homepage designAbout pageContact pageNews section with commentsA widgetized sidebar Getting Started. Complex Navigation Patterns for Responsive Design. The most frequently asked question I get since posting my responsive navigation patterns article is: How do I handle complex navigation for responsive designs?”

Complex Navigation Patterns for Responsive Design

Great question, but before we get down to brass tacks, I urge you: use mobile as an excuse to revisit your navigation. Look at your analytics. What are your experience’s key sections? Where are people spending most of their time? Do you really need your privacy policy in your primary navigation? Another thing: if you have a zillion sections and pages, prioritize search. Responsive Navigation Patterns. Update: I’ve also written about complex navigation patterns for responsive design.

Responsive Navigation Patterns

Top and left navigations are typical on large screens, but lack of screen real estate on small screens makes for an interesting challenge. As responsive design becomes more popular, it’s worth looking at the various ways of handling navigation for small screen sizes. Mobile web navigation must strike a balance between quick access to a site’s information and unobtrusiveness.


Responsive Web Design. The English architect Christopher Wren once quipped that his chosen field “aims for Eternity,” and there’s something appealing about that formula: Unlike the web, which often feels like aiming for next week, architecture is a discipline very much defined by its permanence.

Responsive Web Design

Article Continues Below A building’s foundation defines its footprint, which defines its frame, which shapes the facade. Each phase of the architectural process is more immutable, more unchanging than the last. Creative decisions quite literally shape a physical space, defining the way in which people move through its confines for decades or even centuries. Working on the web, however, is a wholly different matter. But the landscape is shifting, perhaps more quickly than we might like. In recent years, I’ve been meeting with more companies that request “an iPhone website” as part of their project.

A flexible foundation#section1. Responsive Web Design in the Browser Part 2: The Tools. Now that we’ve killed Photoshop, we need to get into the nitty gritty of how to still make a living without our favorite, yet most frustrating app.

Responsive Web Design in the Browser Part 2: The Tools

After all, talking about what’s broken without offering a solution doesn’t do anyone any good. In this second installment of Responsive Web Design in the Browser, I want to talk about what I use everyday to try and escape the gnarly grasp of the Photoshop beast. When pages are not paper: the designer’s guide to layout code. InDesign boxes are as simple as click-and-drag.

When pages are not paper: the designer’s guide to layout code

Photoshop’s layers let painters color pixels anywhere they please. But layout with HTML and CSS is a game of nudging and cascading. It happens every day: Photoshop-savvy art directors mock up designs, honing their spacing, carefully choosing appropriate typefaces and colors. They hand off their work to an eager HTML developer, who announces that the design will likely take days to turn into working HTML/CSS. How We Make Great Product Design Happen. 8 Useful Responsive CSS Frameworks. Responsive web design continues to become more widely practiced.

8 Useful Responsive CSS Frameworks

Because of that, as web developers and designers, we have more tools and resources that make it easier for us to create responsive web sites. So for today, we gathered 8 CSS Frameworks that will help you do just that. As you know, we never get tired of showing you tools to help you do your job, especially when it comes to something like responsive web design – something that is not only trendy, but useful and extremely user experience oriented. This is ever so important with the diversity of screen sizes you need to cover these days. Titan Framework. Foundation: The Most Advanced Responsive Front-end Framework from ZURB.