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5 Useful CSS Tricks for Responsive Design

5 Useful CSS Tricks for Responsive Design
Making the design to be responsive is very easy as shown in my Responsive Design in 3 Steps tutorial, but maintaining the elements to look aesthetically balanced on all breakpoint layouts is an art. Today I'm going to share 5 of my commonly used CSS tricks along with sample cases for coding responsive designs. They are simple CSS properties such as min-width, max-width, overflow, and relative value — but these properties play an important part in responsive design. View Demos 1. Responsive Video (demo) This responsive video CSS trick was discovered by tjkdesign.com. 2. Max-width property allows you to set the max width of the element. Max-Width Container In the example below, I specify the container to display at 800px if possible, but it should not exceed 90% of the boundary width. Responsive Image You can make the image auto resize to the max width of the boundary by using max-width:100% and height:auto. The above responsive image CSS works on IE7 and IE9, but doesn't work on IE8. Min-Width

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How to use src.sencha.io This Guide is most relevant to Sencha Touch, 1.x. Sencha.io Src helps you dynamically resize images for the ever increasing number of mobile screen sizes. We’ve previously done a lot of work in Sencha Touch to make your UI resolution independent, and Src expands this to include your image assets. It’s easy to use, and in this guide, we run through the main API options for the service. Sencha.io Src is essentially a proxy that lies between image assets (hosted either on your own server or by a third party) and the browser or application requesting them via HTTP. Visual Hierarchy in Mobile Design Basic design principles, like visual hierarchy, are very important in web design. Unfortunately, many of the new mobile apps are not designed with visual hierarchy in mind. Mobile (web) apps need an ordered and visually appealing design for a comfortable and enjoyable user experience. According to the first definition in dictionary.com, hierarchy is defined as “any system of persons or things ranked one above another”. Based on that definition, visual hierarchy would then simply be the visual system of ranked elements, one above another – or how the visual elements rank and relate to each other.

Mockups So you've just taken some killer photos with your new DSLR, or you captured a great video with your iPhone — what's next? While it feels natural to just post media quickly to your Facebook Page, sometimes great photos or video need their own home in the form of a personal website. But on the other hand, it's not easy to make a website layout that complements rich media. In order to make a great website, professional web designers take advantage of mockup tools to analyze layout, design and functionality.

Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3 Happy new year, everybody! Today we will create a CSS-only fullscreen background image slideshow. We'll create different image transitions and also make a title appear using CSS animations. View demo Download source Happy new year, everybody! Today we will create a CSS-only fullscreen background image slideshow. Tablet Screen Dimensions for Responsive Web Design I’m in the process of teaching myself responsive web design as I redesign my portfolio site. If you don’t know, responsive web design is the concept that a website layout should respond to the size of the screen it is being viewed upon. That is, a website will look different on (and be optimized for) a cell phone or iPad than it would on a traditional laptop or desktop monitor. If you’ve ever tried to view a regular, non-mobile website on your smartphone, you know what the significant difference in screen sizes can do to a website. The problem I’ve encountered, however, is that this is a relatively new area and I’m not finding a clear-cut “how to” guide anywhere for newbies like me. I suspect there are guides in books that I would have to pay for, but I’ve already bought a half-dozen of web design books that I don’t use all that much.

A fix for iPhone viewport scale bug Jeremy first raised his concern (about iPhone viewport scaling) and later by Andreas. My early view was stated here. Since this issue was raised, I have been trying to find ways to work around this problem. Below is a proof of concept of how to preserve the accessibility (scaling) without affecting the usability for the majority. All we need to do to solve this problem is to dynamically reset the scale factors to default when user zoom the page. Here is a demo: Web Apps Overview Figure 1. You can make your web content available to users in two ways: in a traditional web browser and in an Android application, by including a WebView in the layout. There are essentially two ways to deliver an application on Android: as a client-side application (developed using the Android SDK and installed on user devices in an APK) or as a web application (developed using web standards and accessed through a web browser—there's nothing to install on user devices). If you chose to provide a web-based app for Android-powered devices, you can rest assured that major web browsers for Android (and the WebView framework) allow you to specify viewport and style properties that make your web pages appear at the proper size and scale on all screen configurations. Figure 1 illustrates how you can provide access to your web pages from either a web browser or your your own Android app.

Responsive Web Design Responsive web design has been a trending topic for a little while now, plenty of tools have been developed around this technique to help designers and users to get the most out of their mobile and tablet browsers. Even if responsive design is not limited to small devices, most of the resources published today target the mobile and tablet world and try to provide easy ways to build beautiful and flexible websites. When dealing with responsive design, the first thing most designers think about is media-queries. In this article, we will go far beyond the media queries, and showcase a list of pretty useful tools and resources everybody could use to improve the display of their website for mobile, tablet, and of course desktop browsers. Resources for Responsive Web Design

Powerful New CSS Techniques and Tools The hard work of front-end designers never ceases to amaze us. Over the last months, we’ve seen Web designers creating and presenting a plethora of truly remarkable CSS techniques and tools. We have collected, analyzed, curated and feature latest useful resources for your convenience, so you can use them right away or save them for future reference. Please don’t hesitate to comment on this post and let us know how exactly you are using them in your workflow. However, please avoid link dropping, but share your insights and your experience instead. Also, notice that some techniques are not only CSS-based, but use HTML5, JavaScript, or JavaScript-libraries as well.

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. When will the madness stop? It won’t, of course.

8 Responsive jQuery Slider Plugins Whether you’re already a pro at creating responsive web sites or your just learning what it’s all about, it’s good to have some scripts handy that you can easily integrate into your site. We all know how popular image and content sliders are now, and for good reason. So we decided to round up some jQuery slider plugins that are already responsive – meaning they will adapt to the size of their container. Flexslider FlexSlider is an awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider plugin. In other words, it resizes to fit the screen on which it is displayed, and looks good doing it. CSS-Only Responsive Layout with Smooth Transitions A tutorial on how to create a 100% width and height smooth scrolling layout with CSS only. Using a radio button navigation and sibling combinators we will trigger transitions to the respective content panels, creating a "smooth scrolling" effect. View demo Download source In this tutorial we will create a responsive 100% width/height layout with some smooth page transitions. The idea is to have some content panels and a navigation which will allow us to navigate between the panels. We’ll use radio buttons for the navigation and animate the content to the right position with a transition, creating a “smooth scrolling” effect.

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