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Welcome — Responsive Web Design. Nikolay.Rocks » Mighty Hacks. If you're looking at this page in a desktop browser, try to shrink the browser's window to a narrow, mobile like width.

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You should see that the sidebar folds and becomes this sandwich icon in the header. So, today I'm explaining how to do that with a minimal markup and some basic #css voodoo. The Problem I, personally, like my markup as simple as I can get away with. There are couple of reasons for that. Secondly, keeping markup simple kind of forces you to think more about the context of those elements; and good cascading styles are all about context. Let me demonstrate. <body><header>... Then this structure is transformed with some simple #flexbox css rules. So, basically it's a very simple two columns deal where the sidebar has a fixed width and the ARTICLE element takes the rest of the available space in the container. Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design. In previous articles, I talked about why the Web is ready for responsive design and how a site owner can use the context of a user’s device and screen real estate to provide a contextually relevant experience to users across screens of various sizes, including PCs, phones and consoles.

Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

In this article, I’ll dive into some of the most common practices for building responsive site layouts and experiences. I’ll describe the emerging and available techniques for site layouts that flexibly resize based on screen real estate (referred to as “fluid grids”) so as to ensure that users get complete experiences across whatever screen size they are using.

Additionally, I’ll show how to present rich media, especially images, and how developers can ensure that visitors on small-screen devices do not incur additional bandwidth costs for high-quality media. As you play with some of the techniques I describe, here are a few ways to test what your site looks like on different devices resolutions: How Much Has The Web Really Changed? Responsive design is about more than just layout; it’s about designing for the Web, which means, mostly, for people with browsers.

How Much Has The Web Really Changed?

And that’s just about everything we know about the people who visit our websites: they are probably using a browser. All the rest we just don’t know. Up until not so long ago, we used to base our designs on some rather general assumptions about screen size and input type. With the rise of devices with various screen sizes and alternative ways to interact, these assumptions have turned out to be unreliable. We need to upgrade the defaults that we use when we start designing our websites.

Responsive Web Design Resources. Responsive Web Design Patterns. Future-Friendly Thinking.

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Content in Context is King by Derek Featherstone – An Event Apart Video. When most people think of Responsive Design, they think of fluid grids and adapting the layout of components in a site or application.

Content in Context is King by Derek Featherstone – An Event Apart Video

But design goes far beyond layout. How far? In this 60-minute video captured live at An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition, accessibility expert Derek Featherstone starts by combining content, context, and behavior in ways that let us create truly responsive sites—sites that meet the needs of the people using them, when they’re using them, and how they’re using them. Derek shows how to use clues like time, location, proximity, capabilities, and preferences to create better designs for users. After accounting for the device’s form factor, capabilities, and features, he looks at context of use, and the art of anticipation, showing how you can deliver a more thoughtful, more useful user experience for everyone.

Enjoy all the videos in our library. 9 basic principles of responsive web design. Responsive web design is a great solution to our multi-screen problem, but getting into it from the print perspective is difficult.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

No fixed page size, no millimetres or inches, no physical constraints to fight against. Designing in pixels for Desktop and Mobile only is also the past, as more and more gadgets can open up a website. Therefore, let's clarify some basic principles of responsive web design here to embrace the fluid web, instead of fighting it. To keep it simple we'll focus on layouts (yes, responsive goes way deeper than that and if you want to learn more this is a good start). A pixel is not a pixel is not a pixel. Page last changed today Yesterday John Gruber wrote about the upped pixel density in the upcoming iPhone (960x640 instead of 480x320), and why Apple did this.

A pixel is not a pixel is not a pixel

He also wondered what the consequences for web developers would be. Understanding Responsive Web Design. The 2014 Guide to Responsive Web Design.

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Gallery of Responsive Sites. Adaptive design techniques. Adapting to responsive design. Create a Responsive Website Using HTML5 and CSS3 - Video Tutorial. Web Professional Trends for 2013 – “Responsive Design” Interview with Tim Kadlec. In this ten minute interview Tim Kadlec, author, web developer, author, podcaster and the co-founder of Breaking Development, one of the first conferences dedicated to web design and development for mobile devices we learn about her perspective on the topic of Web Professional Trends for 2013 complete with an overview of the mobile device landscape, Responsive Design, opportunities and challenges for Web professionals in the New Year.

Web Professional Trends for 2013 – “Responsive Design” Interview with Tim Kadlec

Specifically we learn: Windows mobile media queries. When I met up with Malarkey right before An Event Apart in Seattle he told me about a quick bit of guerrilla testing he had been doing. He popped into a store selling Windows Phone 7 devices and started surfing the web. Specifically, he started looking at sites using responsive design like Jon’s and Colly’s. Most of the sites he looked at displayed the desktop layout instead of adapting to the smaller dimensions of the screen.

Build a basic responsive site with CSS. Responsive Web Design Guidelines and Tutorials. In this overview you will find the most useful and popular articles we have published on Smashing Magazine on Responsive Web Design.

Responsive Web Design Guidelines and Tutorials

Design Process In The Responsive Age You cannot plan for and design a responsive, content-focused, mobile-first 1 website the same way you’ve been creating websites for years—you just can’t. If your goal is to produce something that is not fixed-width and serves smaller devices just the styles they require, why would you use a dated process that contradicts those goals?

Build a Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Website From Scratch: CSS stylesheet. In the last article of this series, I’ve shown how to start building a website from scratch with a particular focus on the HTML code and its main elements.

Build a Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Website From Scratch: CSS stylesheet

Now it’s time to introduce the first CSS rules in order to have a general idea of the graphic style that the homepage of our website will display, especially for the pc-desktop version. First of all, before having a look on the rules we have to apply in order to create a particular design for our homepage, let’s see how it will appear in our browser window (my default browser is Chrome but, with the application of some specific rules, you’ll be able to obtain the same result for all modern web-browsers). The homepage of our totally customizable website should look more or less as following: As you can see, I have imagined a very big banner to allow the designer to express all his creativity and chosen colors that combine in a clear and positive way (I really love them!). Having said that, let’s dive deep into the code. Responsive Column Layouts. Typically, to create a column layout, you would need to add the first or last classes to reset the margin space and clear the float.

Responsive Column Layouts

Today I’m going to share a very simple CSS trick to create a responsive column layout using nth-of-type pseudo class. I use this trick to code the WordPress themes at Themify. It doesn’t require any first or last class and the number of columns can be adjusted base on the viewport. CSS: Responsive Navigation Menu. Previously I wrote a tutorial on how to make a mobile navigation for responsive design, now I've discovered a new technique to produce a responsive menu without having to use Javascript.

It uses clean and semantic HTML5 markup. The menu can be aligned left, center or right. Unlike the previous tutorial where it is clicked to toggle, this menu toggles on hover which is more user friendly. It also has an indicator to show the active/current menu item. Tips, Resources and Patterns for Responsive Web Design. Bruce Lawson: Responsive Day Out. Responsive Design Weekly Archive. This weeks feature site is Hip Hip Hooray.

This is a beautiful site. The mobile interface is a joy to use and it contains some great transitions between the review and edit states for printing. Hello and welcome to another week of responsive design goodness. This weeks headlines are being replaced by an extended introduction as I cover off some of my favourite parts of the HandHeld Conference today. Today I spent the day in Cardiff attending the HandHeld Conference in the beautiful Wales Millennium Centre.

Css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design. Introduction to media queries – Part 1: What are media queries? Using this new dialog box, you can: Create multiple media queries.Attach media queries to the current page, which adds links to a CSS file or files.Create a site-wide media queries file, which adds links to a single, centralized CSS file that imports other device-specific CSS files When using the site-wide option, you can link to existing CSS files, or create new ones from the dialog box itself.

The Media Queries dialog box will also create a comment above the query with whatever text you add as the description. Additionally, you can choose to add the viewport <meta> tag to the document that will force the device to report its actual dimensions, rather than the size of the nominal viewport. Selecting this option helps prevent unwanted scaling due to misreported sizes. Note: For now, the Media Queries dialog box only reads and writes queries with at least one min-width and max-width value. Presets and site definition Note: Changing this file will not automatically update all the site files. Introduction to media queries – Part 2: Building a responsive design. In this second part of this two-part tutorial series, you'll put into practice the theory you learned in Part 1, Using media queries, to deliver different styles to mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers.

An Event Apart: Responsive and Responsible. RWD Summit 2014 - The online, live Responsive Web... Registration. Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Responsive Web Design Summit 2013 - April 16-April 18, 2013. Where Web Designers Come to Rock™ Build a responsive site in a week: designing responsively (part 1) Build a responsive site in a week: typography and grids (part 2) Build a responsive site in a week: images and video (part 3) Build a responsive site in a week: media queries (part 4) Build a responsive site in a week: media queries (part 4) Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer. It’s here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package.

Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front- and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice. Responsive Web Design. Chatting with LukeW on Mobile First and Foundation 4 by ZURB. The other day, our friend and advisor Luke Wroblewski stopped by for a chat with Jonathan, Chris and myself. 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.

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. What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design? I Have No Idea What I'm Doing with Responsive Web Design. Over the past few months I’ve had the privilege of spending some quality time with some of the web’s most talented designers. HTML5 and CSS3 in Dreamweaver CS5.5 – Part 3: Using CSS media queries to target different screen resolutions. This is Part 3 of a three-part tutorial series exploring the HTML5 and CSS3 features in Dreamweaver CS5.5. Building responsive web designs with Adobe Edge Reflow. Building fluid grid layouts in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. Responsive Design with CSS3 Media Queries. Always Twisted. Front-End Development. Responsive Design Badge.

Always Twisted. Front-End Development. Looking Beyond Common Media Query Breakpoints. The Business of Responsive Design. Designing for Breakpoints. Pragmatic responsive design.