Quick Tips for Creating a Mobile Optimized Site Last year mobile web usage increased 148% worldwide. In the near future as smarthpones become more and more ubiquitous this number will continue to shoot up. As a developer, the time has arrived for you to seriously consider whether you should begin accommodating your mobile audience. Today we’ll look at a few quick ways to make your site a little friendlier for mobile devices. Analyze Your Audience Before you dive into improving your site from a mobile perspective, it’s a good idea to check out how much of your traffic is actually coming from mobile devices.
Design next generation responsive designs for iOS7 with Edge Reflow CC and CSS Regions–A story of collaboration Apple recently announced its official release of iOS 7 . This is a release packed with very significant changes, in particular a radical transition for the iOS user interface design and user experience. Part of the updates to iOS 7 is an upgrade of mobile Safari which comes with multiple new features. One of these features is CSS regions. CSS regions is a revolutionary CSS specification draft that allows a deeper separation of concerns in the way designers and developers structure their content and layout. They can now manage the way content should flow across different regions of the page design (hence the name CSS Regions) separately from the content itself .
Using media queries to handle HDPI screens ← The Publishing Project One of the things that I find infuriating about multi device development is that people can’t seem to agree on a resolution or a device aspect ratio. This has become even more complicated with the advent of retina devices (both hand-held, laptops and desktop devices). Trying to keep an identical layout in different screen sizes is impossible. Even if we could create identical experiences, the amount of image replacement we have to do to accommodate the different resolutions so our images will not look like crap just is more than I’d like to deal with.
Top 10 B2B Websites 2013 Looking for the best in business-to-business (B2B) website design? Here are ten examples of B2B websites that have raised the bar to a new level for 2013. These sites are not your typical boring B2B websites. Each of these sites leverages the latest best practices in website design. They look great, have interesting content, and are easily viewable on a variety of devices ranging from a smartphone to a desktop computer. The criteria we used to determine who made the cut for the 2013 DMZ Interactive Top 10 B2B Websites list: CSS Grid Builder - ZURB Playground - ZURB.com CSS Code Product Design Training from the Experts at ZURB This is a default modal in all its glory, but any of the styles here can easily be changed in the CSS.
Device pixel density tests If you have a device that isn’t listed below and has a -webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio that’s not 1.0, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. I’m @marcedwards on Twitter. Devices with -webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.0 All non-Retina Macs Apple iPhone (1st generation) Apple iPhone 3G Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPad (1st generation) Apple iPad 2 Apple iPad mini (1st generation) Acer Iconia A500 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Samsung Galaxy S Devices with -webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.3 Asus MemoPad HD 7 Google Nexus 7 (2012 model)