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Introducing EnhanceJS: A smarter, safer way to apply progressive enhancement. Posted by Scott on 02/09/2010 Topics:

Introducing EnhanceJS: A smarter, safer way to apply progressive enhancement

Graceful degredation versus progressive enhancement - W3C Wiki. Introduction In this part of the Web Standards Curriculum we discuss the difference between two development approaches: graceful degradation and progressive enhancement.

Graceful degredation versus progressive enhancement - W3C Wiki

Putting things simply, here are working definitions: Graceful degradation Providing an alternative version of your functionality or making the user aware of shortcomings of a product as a safety measure to ensure that the product is usable. The orientation media query. Page last changed today Right now Jason Grigsby’s excellent summary of the orientation media query is making the round of blogs and tweets, and that’s well deserved.

The orientation media query

Media queries will become extremely important in the near future, when we have to build websites that work on any device resolution from 300px to 1280px or more. Still, there’s one tiny nitpick I’d like to make, so that you fully understand when to use orientation and when to use device-width. orientation is supported by Android 2, Bolt, MicroB, and Firefox. Foreground images that scale with the layout. This tutorial is slightly adapted from Chapter 9 of my book, Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS.

Foreground images that scale with the layout

You can download most of Chapter 9 for free as a PDF at the Flexible Web Design companion site, as well as download the HTML, CSS and image files that go along with this tutorial. Since the area available for an image to display within a flexible layout changes on the fly, your images may need to as well. While fixed-width images can work within flexible layouts—as long as they’re not too large, or you have matching minimum widths in place—there are lots of ways you can dynamically change the screen area that an image takes up.

One way to dynamically alter the footprint of an image is to make it literally scale, based on either the text size or the changing dimensions of its parent element. 35 Responsive Web Design and Development Tutorials. These days, everyone is using a different device, browser and screen size when browsing the web.

35 Responsive Web Design and Development Tutorials

Whether it’s large format displays and multiple monitors, or tablets and smart phones, keeping track of all the possible sizes your website could be viewed at is almost impossible. Responsive website design can be the answer in many cases. A responsive website means quite literally that it responds properly to all devices and screen sizes. Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It.

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Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It

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. Mattkersley/Responsive-Menu. How to Create a Responsive Navigation. One of the trickiest parts to be responsified on a website is “the Navigation”, this part is really important for the website accessibility, as this is one of the ways visitors jump over the web pages.

How to Create a Responsive Navigation

There are actually many ways to create responsive web site navigation and even some jQuery plugins are available to do it in a second. However, rather than applying an instant solution, in this post, we are going to walk you through on how to build a simple navigation from the ground and using the CSS3 media queries and a little jQuery to display it in a small screen size like the smartphones properly. So, let’s just get started. First of all, let’s add the meta viewport inside the head tag. This meta viewport tag is required for our page to scale properly inside any screen size, particularly in the mobile viewport.

…and then add the following snippet as the navigation markup inside the body tag. As you can see above, we have six primary menu links and added one more link after them. Styles. 35 Responsive Web Design and Development Tutorials. 30 Useful Responsive Web Design Tutorials. So we’ve reached the end of our "Responsive Web Design week", tonight’s post will be the last of the series.

30 Useful Responsive Web Design Tutorials

We are going all out to help you hone your skills in manipulating those codes to respond at will when displayed on different devices. And to do this, we are featuring 30 Responsive Web Design Tutorials found online. This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one but it will get you started on understanding the basics of designing an adaptive website that will cater to all sorts of screen sizes. We’ll start off with introductory tutorials in ‘Breaking the Ice’, something like an RWD: 101 class you should attend to get the hang of the concept before we move on to ‘Start Building’ exercises. Lastly we’ll end with a ‘Do More’ section in which we’ll feature tutorials that play with horizontal layouts, ‘elastic’ videos, drop-down menus and slide-to-top accordion navigations, thumbnails and the sticky issue with tables.

But first… Responsive website Navigation Responsive Resume Fluid Grids. 7 Essential Books on Responsive Web Design You Do Not Want to Miss. For those of you who want to depeen your knowledge and development of Responsive Design technique, we recommend a selection of 7 reference books about it, which you can purchase via the Internet.

7 Essential Books on Responsive Web Design You Do Not Want to Miss

Of course, the first one we would like to emphasize is the origin of Ethan Marcotte, "Responsive Web Design", published by A List Apart. Smashing Magazine has also undertaken, as always, a great job of editing and reporting with its fantastic collection of books on responsive design techniques. Finally, also noteworthy is Cristian Darie's guide to developing this technique for mobile applications with AJAX and PHP. Responsive Web Design From mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets, users are visiting your sites from an increasing array of devices and browsers. Are your designs ready? Mobile First Our industry's long wait for the complete, strategic guide to mobile web design is finally over. 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.

Responsive Web Design

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. But the landscape is shifting, perhaps more quickly than we might like. Home - The orientation media query. Responsive Web Design Techniques, Tools and Design Strategies. Coding a Responsive Resume in HTML5/CSS3. Almost everybody in the business section has created a resume at some point.