25 jQuery Plugins to help with Responsive Layouts The most popular topic of discussion at the moment is undoubtedly responsive layouts in web design. Without going into it too much, a responsive layout allows you to offer a specific and optimised screen size based on whatever device (mobile, tablet…) the visitor uses. You would typically use Media Queries to resize the overall layout, but what about all of those individual elements and features that make your page unique? That is were this post comes in, by highlighting 25 jQuery plugins that will help you optimise and resize those trickier web elements. Response.js Response JS is a lightweight plugin that gives you the tools for producing performance-optimized, mobile-first responsive websites. Response.js Responsly The Responsly plugin is a set of simple responsive widgets written using CSS3 transformations. Responsly Menu to a Dropdown for Small Screens The Five Simple Steps website has a responsive design with a neat feature. Menu to a DropdownDemo Responsive Menu Responsive MenuDemo
75 Best Wordpress Photography Website Templates A photography website is an excellent showroom if you are a photographer or a creative individual who wants to show your best work to the world. The number of people within reach is enormous, and if you integrate social media your pictures can be shared world wide. Few will argue that beautiful pictures deserve a beautiful website, but it can be a quite overwhelming task to build it. This is especially true if you are not a web designer and if you are working on a low budget. It is not enough to get a beautiful website online with stunning galleries and slideshows featuring your work. Whether you are planning to improve your existing online gallery, or if you’re just starting to establish your online presence, your choice for a WordPress theme always should depend on a number of factors. In this article, I am showcasing some of the best photography website templates to help you get started. Premium Photography Website Templates Lets get started! Vertex One-Page WordPress Theme – DEMO
jquery responsive web | @stildv what is it? it is a simple jquery plugin helping design more responsive and adaptive websites and web applications with almost no setup. what does it do? it adds dynamic classes to the <body> depending on the operating system, browser and resolution. why? because for ideal responsive web design css is just not enough. it chokes at some point, or has cross-browser and cross-platform issues much more than the wonderful jquery framework. and also mobile websites don’t have to be ugly, or boring with bulky iphone buttons and very trimmed content, a similar mobile version of the website can be done with this plugin easily. check out the New York Times Global Edition example in the zip or after the jump. compatibility I have tried it with microsoft internet explorer v7 and v8, firefox, google chrome, safari, opera on windows, and also with an android device. works perfectly on all of them. on the android device (samsung galaxy s) handles the orientation change nicely too. examples how to use?
Responsive Web Design: Tailored Layouts For All Screen Sizes | DT Blog Until a few years back, mobile phones were not in vogue and therefore the need to customize screen layouts for mobile phones was not a priority item for web designers. When mobile phones came into being, they were used as calling devices and their functions extended to internet access only in the past seven or eight years. This has changed the scenario in web designing completely. Now, when website or a screen is designed, it has to possess flexibility to adapt to both desktop and laptop screens as well as to androids and iphones. This the feature that is able to add flexibility to web page and screen layouts, so as to conform them to the right size to improve legibility. Anybody interested in reading up about this creative add-on feature can read Ethan Marcotte’s book called ‘responsive Web design’ which is a comprehensive book on this subject. Main sides to Responsive web design The choice of platform Thumbnail
Awesome tutorials to master responsive web design Create an adaptable website layout with CSS3 media queries With the rise of both very large screens and mobile devices, web developers have to be able to create websites that display correctly and look good whatever the device is. Sure, you can use good old techniques like fluid layouts, but I’ve got something better to show you today. This tutorial will teach you how you can create an adaptable website layout using CSS3.→ Read tutorial: Create an adaptable website layout with CSS3 media queries Fluid images This tutorial will shown you how to make your image scales down when the browser is resized or when your website is viewed through a smaller screen.→ Read tutorial: Fluid images Elastic videos Nowadays, videos are widely used on the web. Optimizing your emails for mobile devices As mobile devices are more and more used, more people are receiving their emails on their phones instead of their computer. Images that match text height Hiding and revealing portions of images
Responsive Web Design Demystified Tutorial by Matt Doyle | Level: Intermediate | Published on 30 September 2011 Categories: What exactly is responsive design, and how do you create a responsive website? This tutorial explains the concepts, and walks you through the basic steps for creating a responsive website layout. Responsive web design is a hot topic these days, especially as websites need to adapt to the growing number of mobile devices with their relatively small screens. However, the whole topic can be somewhat bewildering at first glance. In this article, you get a gentle introduction to the world of responsive web design. Learn exactly what responsive design is, and why it's useful Look at the difference between the terms "responsive design" and "adaptive design" Take an existing fluid layout and convert it into a responsive layout that looks good on all screens, from mobile to widescreen desktop, and See how media queries and the viewport meta tag can help you build responsive layouts. Responsive or adaptive?
Stowe Boyd — Responsive Web Design, Mobile First, and the Future of Content Consumption - Lindsey Kirkbride A different form of creative destruction … The result of a survey on how many times people kiss when they greet a friend in France Mobile web content adaptation techniques Introduction This article will help you pick from amongst the many techniques for building a mobile website. It doesn't describe how to do it, rather it instead tries to help you to pick the right approach. Before we begin it's worth clarifying exactly what the goal of the exercise is. Generally speaking, people who are looking to build a mobile site fall into two categories. trying to make an existing website work passably well on mobile devices or, building a mobile experience from the ground up These two goals are quite different and tend to result in different approaches and solutions. In order to distinguish between the techniques available this article will use the terms resolution independence and content adaptation respectively. Evolution of content adaptation This article is designed to serve as a reference that describes many of the content adaptation techniques available, and some of the benefits and issues with each one. Responsive Design Mobile-First Responsive Design Summary
Responsive Web Design in #highered: eduStyle Awards founder on converting your website to RWD I’ve just completed my article about responsive design in higher education. It will be published in University Business in a couple of months (February 2012 issue). I did a few extensive interviews with early adopters as part of my research for this piece. As usual, I could only use a fraction of what I found. But, thanks to the Web, I can make sure you get to see the rest of what these early adopters in higher education had to say about responsive web design (RWD) – and long before the article is published! So, let’s start this series of posts about responsive web design in higher ed with Stewart Foss, founder of the eduStyle gallery and the eduStyle Awards. Stewart worked on a few projects involving RWD conversions – and will walk students of the course through their own over a period of 4 weeks, so that’s why I wanted to hear what he had to say about the process. 1) You went through several RWD conversions. It doesn’t have to be.
A Look at Responsive Web Design | Web development blog, news and reviews - Developer Drive Responsive web design is widely thought of as a design trend, but it’s much more than that. It is an approach to web development that allows a website to break itself down smoothly across multiple monitor sizes, screen resolutions, and platforms, be it a computer, tablet or mobile device. It allows the developer to create a site that is optimized for each platform, both in navigation, readability and load time. In this tutorial, we take a look at what responsive web design entails for the developer. Using Multiple Image Sizes There’s no need for a mobile device to be loading an image that is 1920 px wide by 1200 px tall and a quarter mb. Another approach to quickening load times and determining how things should be displayed on different devices is to completely drop your main image. Navigation Text links are another thing to take in to consideration when developing a responsive website. Flexible Dimensions
10 Incredible Examples of Responsive Web Design With more people surfing the web from their mobile devices, designers and developers have been trying to figure out the best way to cater to visitors on both mobile devices and computers. When internet capable phones first began gaining popularity the method was to have two separate sites, a mobile site and a “full” site. But that would limit the mobile viewers experience because the site would be so basic it would cause you to wonder if it was coded by chisel and stone. Responsive web design refers to a site that is developed to degrade nicely across multiple screen sizes and resolutions, from the largest Mac display down to the minutest mobile device. Sony Sony is a big brand that has embraced responsive web design. Gravitate Design It’s no surprise that a design studio such as Gravitate Design features a responsive website design on their own site. Spark Box Food Sense Food Sense is another great example of responsive web design. dConstruct Clean Air Challenge Sasquatch Music Festival