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Metro UI CSS : Metro Bootstrap CSS Library. Why so much hate for the Hamburger? The hamburger leads the way in the ubiquitous web experience.

Why so much hate for the Hamburger?

Seeing a new lease of life in mobile design’s rise, the three small bars continue to pop up over all number of platforms. Even as I write this, I see Chrome’s own 3 barred icon looking at me from the corner of the screen. Behind that I can see iTunes with a hamburger sitting pretty aside my favourite song. Even one of my favourite games, Football Manager, has recently employed that ever present hamburger.

This simple icon has solved a problem, and in it defined a standard. Yet I continually see articles spouting “Kill the Hamburger”. History Though many of us may consider the hamburger a new invention – countering the ever problematic issue of minimalism on smaller interfaces – it has existed far longer than you’d imagine. Fixed Positioning in Mobile Browsers. Fixed positioned elements (typically headers or footers) are extremely common conventions for native mobile platforms, so naturally fixed elements found their way into mobile browsers.

Fixed Positioning in Mobile Browsers

Web designers are used to fixing elements to the window using CSS’s position: fixed, however, in the land of mobile browsers, support for fixed positioning is far less universal and is way more quirky. I set up a demo to test fixed positioning support across mobile browsers. You can view the demo here. I was particularly curious to see how fixed positioning worked without disabling the user’s ability to scale the page.

The Test The actual test is as absurdly simple as you can get. Talk about basic. A Complete Tutorial to Susy — Zell Liew. Susy is a plugin to Compass that allows you to create customizable grid frameworks easily.

A Complete Tutorial to Susy — Zell Liew

It makes responsive design extremely easy by removing the need to manually calculate widths. If you need to create repsonsive websites do not want to constrain your design with available frameworks out in the open, Susy might be the perfect answer. This is the first of a two part tutorial that covers the basics of Susy. In this tutorial, we are going to install Susy, set up Susy defaults and understand how to create the 10-column complex nested grid AG test found on the susy website. Important Update. CSS Modal - Modals built out of pure CSS. Chitra's Blog: WVU Research responsive redesign, web performance optimization and more... The main purpose of this article is to share my experience and lessons learnt during the responsive redesign of WVU Research website and also dispel some myths about responsive design, workflow and especially SIZE of responsive websites with example and proof.

Chitra's Blog: WVU Research responsive redesign, web performance optimization and more...

I am grateful to the openness in web-community in sharing knowledge and information in these exciting times and inspiring others with their work, knowledge and feedback. Explore website: Screenshots: On my portfolio page Myth #1: Responsive design is bloated and a responsive webpage is generally over a Mb. No, not if it is done right. Zing Design blog. Google Maps has emerged as an enormously helpful tool for users and a powerful tool for designers and developers.

Zing Design blog

Adding a dynamic map to your website is super simple with the embeddable , unfortunately this leaves us with limited control over aesthetics and functionality. Adding an interactive map with a more bespoke feel can mean digging through Google's gargantuan JavaScript API for hours. Fortunately, we found a quicker way to deal with it. So we've made a short tutorial to help you get a customised Google map up on your site in minutes.

Responsive design

Responsive web design: key tips and approaches. Some time ago, designers knew the exact dimensions of work they were commissioned to do whether it be a book cover, poster, newspaper, etc.

Responsive web design: key tips and approaches

However, with the emergence of smart phones, iPads and other monitors with different sizes, aspect ratios and resolutions, we’ve lost control of our visual borders. Creating a Mobile-First Responsive Web Design. Introduction We're going to walk through how to create an adaptive web experience that's designed mobile-first.

Creating a Mobile-First Responsive Web Design

This article and demo will go over the following: Responsive Menu Concepts. The following is a guest post by Tim Pietrusky.

Responsive Menu Concepts

I know Tim from his prolific work on CodePen and from being a helpful community member there. He wrote to me with this guest post about responsive menus which I'm more than happy to share with you below. Not only is it a timely concept, but one of the concepts improves upon a clever CSS trick we've covered here in the past.

A Three Step Guide to Usability on the Mobile Web. Designing mobile sites is a different kind of web design.

A Three Step Guide to Usability on the Mobile Web

Much like your first experience of designing for the desktop web, it can be both exhilarating and daunting in equal measures. So many possibilities, yet so many usability restrictions. Don't panic, we've been there too. As the guys responsible for maintaining the .mobi top level domain, we work with experts and beginners on a daily basis to help them get the best out of their mobile web strategies.

All about the design – top tips for designing mobile sites and apps from the professionals. As mobile devices become increasingly capable and the mobile audience becomes increasingly sophisticated, companies are stretching the bounds of possibility when it comes to mobile sites, native applications and Web apps.

All about the design – top tips for designing mobile sites and apps from the professionals

It becomes all the more important to consider not just graphical design, but also the physical design of your mobile product. It is essential to know not only who will be using it, but how and where they will be using it. This is the fifth in our series of six app-related articles. See also:• Mobile applications: native v Web apps – what are the pros and cons? • What is a mobile Web app? MobiThinking. A Responsive Web Design Tutorial for Beginners.

This is the second post in a series about Responsive Web Design, described in plain language from a front end designer. In our last post I wrote about three reasons responsive web design is something you should know about. We discussed the problems associated with the traditional method of designing a desktop and mobile version of a website. Essentially, there are just too many mobile devices hitting the market to tailor our websites to view well on them all. Nearly every device released has a different screen size and resolution than it’s predecessor.

It simply doesn’t make sense for companies big and small to spend the time and money to create a bespoke web experience for each device in the ever expanding line-up. The thing I like about problems or challenges is that–if we let them–they make us better people and create space for innovation and solutions that may otherwise never be discovered. 20 Best Responsive Web Design Examples of 2012. The Boston Globe The largest responsive website to date, The Boston Globe handles loads of content effortlessly, keeping the site intuitive and the content easily accessible on the device of your choice. Smashing Magazine I love this site. I really do. How to Approach a Responsive Design - Upstatement Blog. So I’ve got a confession to make: When we started working on the new Boston Globe website, we had never designed a responsive site before. This shouldn’t come as some huge shock. I mean, raise your hand if you’d built a full responsive site back in November 2010.

(You can put your hand down now, Mr. Marcotte, that was rhetorical.) Since so few had done it — and certainly not on this scale — we kind’ve made things up as we went along. Building a Responsive, Future-Friendly Web for Everyone. This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has seen the arrival of dozens of new devices from tablets to televisions. Some of these newfangled gadgets will soon be in the hands of consumers who will use them to access your website.

Will your site work? Or will it end up mangled by a subpar web browser, odd screen size or slow network connection? No one wants to rewrite their website every time a new device or browser hits the web. That’s why approaches like responsive design, and the even broader efforts of the future-friendly group, are trying to develop tools and techniques for building adaptable websites. 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?” 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. Building Responsive Layouts presentation at Responsive Web Design Summit. A jQuery responsive images plugin to help ease the transition. Responsive Images and Web Standards at the Turning Point.

The goal of a “responsive images” solution is to deliver images optimized for the end user’s context, rather than serving the largest potentially necessary image to everyone. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been quite so simple in practice as it is in theory. Issue № 351 Recently, all of the ongoing discussion around responsive images just got real: a solution is currently being discussed with the WHATWG. And we’re in the thick of it now: we’re throwing around references to picture and img set; making vague references to polyfills and hinting at “use cases” as though developers everywhere are following every missive on the topic. That’s a lot to parse through, especially if you’re only tuning in now—during the final seconds of the game.

Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement — Easy Readers. The web is an ever-changing medium whose scope, application, audience and platform continue to grow on a daily basis. If you’ve worked on the web for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard or even used the term “progressive enhancement.”

Display and present responsive web designs. Free Responsive HTML/CSS3 CV Template. While cleaning up the folders on my home server I came across my CV and it hadn’t been updated in over two years. Mobile First Isn't always the answer — A Foot On The Bottom Rung: First Forays Into Responsive Web Development. Children's Museum Gets Responsive. Progressive And Responsive Navigation. Advertisement Developing for the Web can be a difficult yet rewarding job. Given the number of browsers across the number of platforms, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. But if we start coding with a little forethought and apply the principles of progressive enhancement from the beginning and apply some responsive practices at the end, we can easily accommodate for less-capable browsers and reward those with modern browsers in both desktop and mobile environments.

A Common Structure Below is the HTML structure of a navigation menu created by WordPress. Please note: Any ellipses (…) in the snippets below stand in for code that we have already covered. Our navigation, unstyled. Our Tools CSS ResetHTML5 elementsLESS CSSjQuery. Foundation: The Most Advanced Responsive Front-end Framework from ZURB.

Performance & Organization - An Advanced Guide to HTML. The Responsive Web Design War Strategy. Blogs - Internet blog - BBC TV Channel Homepages: Responsive Design. Pixel Perfect Media Queries Debugging / Responsive Design Testing Tool. » Media Queries in SVG images Cloud Four Blog. Elastic Image Slideshow with Thumbnail Preview.

Responsive jQuery Slider. Blog – Tutorials – Online Training. The Overflow Pattern. Chris Butler on Responsive Design at UCDA Design Summit. Responsive Wireframes. Responsive Design: Beyond the Blog. How to Build a Responsive Thumbnail Gallery. Beating Borders: The Bane of Responsive Layout.