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11 Reasons why responsive web design isn't that cool!

11 Reasons why responsive web design isn't that cool!
Since Ethan Marcotte published his seminal article on Responsive Web Design there’s been an explosion of articles related to this topic. The guy truly made a good work also publishing a book about it , deepening on what many consider, since then, should be a standard for web design. If you have no idea of what this thing is, this Responsive Web Design thing, but simultaneously you’ve been thinking and working on a way for your web projects to be viewable in multiple devices, then you are instinctively working on responsive web design. Here’s a little insight: The main objective of responsive web design is the inherent flexibility a website can acquire through the application of fluid grids, images and CSS Media Queries to adapt the content and design of the website to any device, even if it is a desktop computer, a laptop, an iPad or a Smartphone. In its original size, the site displays on the left corner the main menu and in the right corner the social menu. “This is amazing!” 1. 2.

Responsive design : définition, fonctionnement, ressources et tutoriels Si vous vous intéressez de près ou de loin au webdesign ou à l’intégration, vous n’avez pas pu échapper au dernier terme à la mode : le “responsive web design”. Cette avancée technologique est également une nouvelle philosophie de création de site. Voici un article pour définir ce qu’est le “responsive web design” et expliquer quels en sont les points-clés (puis plein de liens, de tutoriels et de ressources super cools aussi !). Le “responsive web design” est né suite à un besoin grandissant. Le problème est qu’on ne peut pas – ou du moins ce ne serait pas très pratique – développer autant de versions d’un site qu’il y a de résolutions différentes. Définition du responsive web design Cette évolution des techniques de webdesign, d’intégration et de développement se base sur un objectif simple : un même site doit pouvoir s’adapter lui-même aux différentes résolutions d’écrans… et donc son contenu aussi ! Voici 2 exemples pour illustrer des webdesigns crées de façon “responsive” : La typo 1.

Responsive Web Design Guidelines and Tutorials - Smashing Magazine 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 A Foot On The Bottom Rung: First Forays Into Responsive Web Development21

11 Email Marketing Alternatives to Aweber By Guest Author This is a guest post by Kevin Muldoon. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. I recently stopped using Aweber. In this article I will be showing you the main alternatives to Aweber available to you. Those who think their newsletter provider is too expensiveThose who think their newsletter provider lacks important featuresThose who haven’t chosen their newsletter provider as yet and want to make sure they make the right choice Before we look at the alternatives, let’s look at what Aweber offers and what it charges for using it’s service. Aweber Aweber is one of the most versatile email marketing providers available to bloggers. Features include: Advanced sign up form wizard and hundreds of sign up form templates to choose from135 Email templates to choose fromAdvanced autoresponder optionsRSS to Email optionTraffic tracking and conversion optionsIntegration with lots of other scripts including e-commerce shopping carts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Les 10 commandements du web adaptatif En 320px ton webdesign, tu commenceras Partir de la plus petite taille d’écran ciblée, pour ensuite enrichir les possibles du site ; c’est s’assurer d’aller à l’essentiel sur le mobile. Ton contenu rédactionnel, tu soigneras Parce que le mobinaute est exigeant, travailler le texte autant que l’image est primordial. Les sites à hauteur fixe, tu oublieras La page à taille fixe est morte ! Les Media Queries CSS3, tu maîtriseras Le responsive design vient tirer sa puissance des nouveaux standards du web : à chaque média son affichage optimisé grâce à CSS3. Les grilles, tu utiliseras Parce que les affichages sont fonction du terminal utilisé, les grilles de mise en page vous aideront à organiser vos interfaces. Tes images d’ambiance, tu travailleras Selon la taille et résolution de l’écran (mobile, tablette, PC ou TV connectée) le fond d’une page est vu partiellement ou en entier, alors soignez-le ! Les usages mobiles de ton site, tu analyseras La connaissance des acteurs, tu auras

Content Prototyping In Responsive Web Design - Smashing UX Design Advertisement Michelangelo once said, The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself. Translate this to the world of Web design and you might say, No matter how great a designer you are, you’re only as good as your content. While the reality of client work sometimes makes it challenging to gather and produce content prior to starting the design, this is now widely accepted as being necessary. What Is A Content Prototype? A content prototype is an HTML-and-CSS-based fluid-grid prototype, consisting of layout and typography, that consists of the project’s actual content. For centuries, we have shaped our layouts and typefaces according to the meaning of the content. Let’s Get Theoretical The following is a theoretical walk-through of how one might use a content prototype in real life. Imagine that you are about to begin designing a website. Photoshop’s new file dialog box. Perhaps it doesn’t matter. Consider this. Benefits Of A Content Prototype (al)

Réaliser le site d’un groupe de musique : #1 Wordpress ou Drupal ? « Reasonable Geek J’ai débuté la réalisation du site d’un artiste musicien et ami – et guitar hero s’il en est – Bob, pour présenter ses projets aussi divers que variés. Je vous propose de suivre la conception de cette réalisation. Après avoir brièvement lister ses besoins, s’est posé le choix de la plateforme : WordPress ou Drupal. Mais à la question du design et de son intégration, la réponse est moins évidente – surtout par rapport au temps que je dois y consacrer. Voici la liste, tous des sites Drupal, de la Warner Bros Records qui pour certains ont reçu des prix de design : Pour compléter, 70 design « musicaux » sans tenir compte de la plateforme : [+] – 35 Inspirational Website Designs from the Music Industry [+] – 25 of the Best Websites of Bands and Musicians [+] – Showcase Of Music Night Clubs Web Designs Pour prendre un peu de recul, quelques design Drupal sans tenir compte du côté musical :

Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It Advertisement 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. 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. Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The Concept Of Responsive Web Design Ethan Marcotte1 wrote an introductory article about the approach, “Responsive Web Design992,” for A List Apart. “Recently, an emergent discipline called “responsive architecture” has begun asking how physical spaces can respond to the presence of people passing through them.

Understanding the Elements of Responsive Web Design Responsive web design is undoubtedly a hot topic in web design right now. To some degree, the popularity of the concept of responsive web design is well deserved because site users are increasingly diversifying their methods of accessing a website. iPad, iPhone, Android mobile devices, desktops, netbooks — we’re in a time where our web designs must function in a multitude number of ways. Let us explore the meaning and principles behind responsive web design. Key Features of a Responsive Web Design In order for a web design to be considered "responsive," it needs to have three key features. The site must be built with a flexible grid foundation.Images that are incorporated into the design must be flexible themselves.Different views must be enabled in different contexts via media queries. CSS-Tricks changes its web layout depending on the size of the browser’s viewport. Any design that lacks these features is simply not a responsive web design. Flexible Grid Flexible Images Media Queries

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