Responsive Web Design
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Published by Chris Coyier Otherwise known as "resolution dependent layouts". Single website, different CSS files for rearranging a website to take advantage of the size available.
A couple of weeks back my showcase of responsive website designs proved pretty popular, so let’s revisit the topic and look at some super handy articles, tutorials and guides that will help you get started with @media queries in order to create your own responsive or adaptive web designs. The resources in this collection have been hand picked as the best the web currently has to offer. Creating a website that is responsive essentially means the design of that particular website will ‘respond’ according to the medium that is being used to view it.
<img src="http://www.webmonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mediaq.jpg" /> Unless you’ve been too busy wake boarding the Alps to notice, there’s a movement afoot amongst web designers — Responsive 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. 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.
Back in January, we published an article on responsive design, “ Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It .” Responsive design continues to get a lot of attention, but considering how different it is from the “traditional” way of designing websites, it can be a bit overwhelming for those designers who have yet to try it. To that end, we’ve compiled this round-up of resources for creating responsive website designs.
What Is Mobile-First Responsive Web Design? Mobile-First Responsive Web Design is a combination of philosophies/strategies, and ultimately boils down to a broader application of good ol’ web best practices.
…you need adaptive web design.
As many in the dev community are aware, earlier this week A Book Apart released their latest title, Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte .
Responsive web design means that the website will respond according to the medium that is being used to view it.
Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It’s practically essential after all: one design for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle — and all screen resolutions must be compatible, too. In the next five years, we’ll likely need to design for a number of additional inventions.