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? Navigation, forms, images, sliders, carousels… they all need to be optimised as well. That is were this post comes in, by highlighting 25 jQuery plugins that will help you optimise and resize those trickier web elements.
Forms Kube Forms only utilize native tags while remaining most flexible in building most complicated forms. <form method="post" action="" class="forms"><label> Email <input type="email" name="user-email" class="width-50" /></label><label> Password <input type="password" name="user-password" class="width-50" /></label><p><button class="btn-green">Log in</button><button class="btn">Cancel</button></p></form> Need more simplicity?
Media Query-less Design, Content-based Breakpoints & Tweakpoints - dmolsen.com This post is a follow-up to Lessons Learned Building the New dmolsen.com: Static, A Performance Budget, Sass & SVG. The previous post focused on my technical choices in the re-design of dmolsen.com. This post focuses on my design choices. I had two popular quotes floating around in my head as I moved my design for the new dmolsen.com from the sketchpad to the browser. The first quote was from Bryan Rieger (@bryanrieger): 15 Best CSS Framework for Responsive Web Design The development of technology, especially devices like Smartphones and Tablets and bigger and bigger monitors introduced a new concept in web design: Responsive Web Design. Taking the next step of our responsive layout coverage. I recently published responsive WordPress themes and responsive web design sites to help with responsive layouts, so today I am taking a look at best responsive CSS frameworks that we feel are worth your consideration. I hope you will like this responsive frameworks collection.
The guide to implementing 2D platformers Having previously been disappointed by the information available on the topic, this is my attempt at categorizing different ways to implement 2D platform games, list their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss some implementation details. The long-term goal is to make this an exhaustive and comprehensible guide to the implementation of 2D platform games. If you have any sort of feedback, correction, request, or addition – please leave it in the comments! Off Canvas Layouts CSS - Foundation 3 - ZURB Playground - ZURB.com Off Canvas What Now? If you've used Facebook's iPhone app (or Path, or any number of apps that now follow this convention) then you've seen an off canvas panel in a native app. You hit a button and a panel slides in from the left (or depending on how you look at it, the main panel slides out of the way). Luke Wroblewski, author of Mobile First, mentioned this style of layout in his roundup of mobile layout patterns. He and Jason Weaver then worked to create a batch of layouts, which they published to demonstrate how layouts like this could work on the Web. We were so impressed that we wanted to make that style of layout available for Foundation users, and the four layouts below are a few different examples of off-canvas layouts created specifically for Foundation.
Introducing Photo widget, floating thumbnails for your website Introducing Photo widget, floating thumbnails for your website Lots of people have contacted me, asking for a version of my Flickr widget that they could use on their website, without having to use Flickr (or Picasa). Doing such a version was easy enough, but I was hesitant to release it. The DIY version of WP-Cumulus has yielded more support requests than the actual WordPress plugin, and answering all the email has been taking a lot of my time. One thing I could have done was to simply release the sources for the Flickr widget. But there’s a lot of Flickr/Picasa specific stuff in there that you would need to take out before being able to hook the movie up to another data source.
CSS Responsive Breakpoints & Media Queries 29-Aug-2012 Adaptations Tutorials Home | Adaptations Home | Adaptations Examples PVII Adaptations produces responsive Web pages that automatically adjust to the size of the browser window or the type of device being used. It even adapts to the orientation—portrait or landscape—of your mobile device. The adaptable and responsive nature of Adaptations is driven by CSS3 Media Queries, which allow us to tailor the layout based upon parameters expressed in each query. Each Adaptations page you create is linked to a core CSS file and a response CSS file. CSS3 Media Queries CSS2 allows you to specify stylesheet for specific media type such as screen or print. Now CSS3 makes it even more efficient by adding media queries. You can add expressions to media type to check for certain conditions and apply different stylesheets. For example, you can have one stylesheet for large displays and a different stylesheet specifically for mobile devices. It is quite powerful because it allows you to tailor to different resolutions and devices without changing the content.
Off Canvas Multi-Device Layouts Most multi-device layout patterns for the Web are designed to rearrange page elements within a visible browser window. Off canvas multi-device layouts, on the other hand, use the space outside a browser’s viewport to hide secondary elements until people need them. Jason Weaver and I put together demonstrations of several new off canvas layout patterns. Why Off Canvas Layouts? In my survey of multi-device layouts patterns, I found several common ways to adapt Web page designs to a variety of screen sizes. Across most of these patterns though, small screens got the shaft. Responsive Web Design Patterns Responsive Patterns A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs. Submit a pattern Layout
50 Places You Can Learn to Code (for Free) Online If you’re curious about learning a programming language then you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of resources for learning how to code online. University-level courses, tutorials, cheat sheets, and coding communities all offer excellent ways to pick up a new language, and maybe even a new job, too. Read on, and you’ll discover 50 great places to learn how to code, for free, online. University Many big names in education including MIT and Stanford offer programming courses, absolutely free. General Media Queries for Standard Devices If you think responsive's simple, I feel bad for you son. We got 99 viewports, but the iPhone's just one. —Josh Brewer, March 10, 2010 A major component of responsive design is creating the right experience for the right device. With a gazillion different devices on the market, this can be a tall task.