Responsive Web Design - The New Era in Mobile Website Development. Now that multiple devices exist that allow you to browse the internet in all its glory, its time for developers to adjust and start optimizing their sites for all methods of browsing. 5 years ago, and still to this day, the task of rendering pages properly across all major browsers is a necessity.
However, the shift from putting focus strictly on desktop browsing is now on layout and design. Whether you're viewing the site at a full screen desktop resolution, or a handheld device such as an iPhone or android, the way the page renders can be completely different. Ignoring the scaling down of resolution will leave your page looking congested and scrambled, in most cases not looking anything like the original layout was meant to be. We at Amortech Design Labs have been designing web layouts which render beautifully on all platforms, as we see the importance in our clients customers being able to view their web page on any device. 1.
How to Create a Responsive, Retina-ready Website. My team and I at Dallas Theological Seminary just finished putting together a new site that has both a responsive layout and Retina graphics, and I thought it would be worth documenting the decisions we made along the way and some of the tools we used.
We are a pretty small team (we hired the awesome Chris Merritt to do the design and our 1.5 person team [including the awesome Michael Jordan] at DTS did the coding) and had a very tight window (2.5 months) and fairly large site (700+ pages and 2000+ videos and blog posts), so that led us to make some strategic decisions (i.e. compromises) to get it done. Responsive Layout Plan In the past we had a separate mobile site (mobile.dts.edu) and I wanted to move to a single site with a responsive layout. We surveyed a lot of responsive sites and found quite a few approaches and ways we could go with it.
Some Great Options Some have several very different layouts for each of the following: (1) desktop, (2) portrait tablet, and (3) mobile phones. Responsive Web Design for Beginners - How to get started in 3 steps. Responsive Web Design In Photoshop - A Mindset Not Just Technique. Media Queries. 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.
Quick Overview Design Process In The Responsive Age11 You cannot plan for and design a responsive12, content-focused13, mobile-first14 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? I’d like to walk you through some problems caused by using old processes with responsive design. Read more…17 Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It18 Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. In the field of Web design and development, we’re quickly getting to the point of being unable to keep up with the endless new resolutions and devices.
Read more…20. How to Build a Responsive Website From Start to Finish - Sketching, Wireframes & Design - Part2. Media Queries. The 2014 Guide to Responsive Web Design. (Image from Flickr user Davidd) Responsive web design has changed a lot over the last few years.
Front end development teacher, Nick Pettit updates you on all that’s changed when it comes to making websites work on mobile devices. Responsive web design is a technique for building websites that work on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop screens. Not long ago, websites were typically designed specifically for laptop and desktop screen resolutions. This worked fine until the advent of web capable smart phones and tablets.
Responsive web design has changed a lot since then, and it even evolved in just the last two years since I wrote my beginner’s guide to responsive web design. What is Responsive Web Design? For all that’s changed, it’s amazing how much has stayed the same. As I mentioned in the introduction, responsive web design solves the problem of making the same code work across multiple screen resolutions. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Fluid Grids. Learn Responsive Design with Video Courses and Tutorials from lynda.com.