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Through fluid grids and media query adjustments, responsive design enables Web page layouts to adapt to a variety of screen sizes. As more designers embrace this technique, we're not only seeing a lot of innovation but the emergence of clear patterns as well. I cataloged what seem to be the most popular of these patterns for adaptable multi-device layouts. To get a sense of emerging responsive design layout patterns, I combed through all the examples curated on the Media Queries gallery site several times. I looked for what high-level patterns showed up most frequently and tried to avoid defining separate patterns where there were only small differences. Mostly Fluid
<img src="http://www.webmonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/tablets.jpg" alt="" title="tablets" width="300" height="224" class="size-full wp-image-54241" /> Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired.com Building responsive websites means that your design has to adapt to different screen sizes.
HTML5 and CSS3 have come a long way, but many important features are still risky to use — that is, they aren’t supported by all browsers. So if you’re eager to take advantage of the shiny new toys available to you, you’ll need to know which elements and styles are fair game, and which will cause a catastrophic mess. Worry no further, thanks to HTML5 Please .
AS EVERY WEB DESIGNER not living under a rock hopefully already knows, The Boston Globe has had a responsive redesign at the hands of some of today’s best designers and developers: The spare Globe website has a responsive design that adapts to different window sizes, browsers and devices, and it has a built-in Instapaper-type feature that saves articles for reading off various devices on the subway. The overhaul has incorporated the talents of Boston design firms Filament Group, and Upstatement, as well as a large internal team, and pre-empts the need to build separate apps for each device.— New York Observer
Responsive web design term is related to the concept of developing a website design in a manner that helps the lay out to get changed according to the user’s computer screen resolution. More precisely, the concept allows for an advanced 4 column layout 1292 pixels wide, on a 1025 pixel width screen, that auto-simplifies into 2 columns. Also, it suitably fixes on the smartphone and computer tablet screen. This particular designing technique we call “responsive web design”. Responsive web designing is an entirely different designing version than traditional web designing, and developers (especially fresher) must know about the pros and cons of responsive web designing.
One of the most celebrated elements of the new HTML5 specification is the ability to natively handle video playback. A simple <video> tag is “all that is needed” to get instant video support on many modern browsers — or is it? Not all browser versions can handle this HTML5 feature just yet; as of January 2012, the <video> element is partially or fully supported by about two thirds of browsers worldwide. Below are some options for making sure the <video> element is working well for both modern and not-so-modern browsers.