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Focal Point: Intelligent Cropping of Responsive Images

Focal Point: Intelligent Cropping of Responsive Images
The practice of implementing responsive images is still in its infancy. We’ve seen a lot of ideas and suggestions for how it should be done and we’re bound to see a lot more. Today we’re going to look at a fascinating little framework that allows you to not only automatically resize your images when the viewport changes, but also crop the images with a specific important focal point in mind. Amazingly enough, it does all this with pure CSS. Meet Focal Point Focal Point is a GitHub project and CSS framework created by Adam Bradley. The problem with this idea of course is that if you arbitrarily crop an image, you could be cutting out the most important part of the image! Fortunately, Focal Point allows you to specify a targeted area of the image to retain (the focal point). How Does It Work? Implementing Focal Point is a pretty unique process, but it’s quite easy. The process here is to find the face, then count grid units from center. The Code Translate Grid Units to Classes Build It

Developing WordPress Themes Using Responsive Frameworks Responsive design is slowly but surely becoming an expected standard for web developers. This tutorial will show you how to add a responsive framework to your next WordPress theme. What Is Responsive Design? It used to be you only had to worry about website consistency across multiple browsers, but now we have to look at the bigger picture – consistency across multiple devices. Responsive design is all about making things fluid and adjusting according to screen size. Responsive Frameworks There are several responsive frameworks out there to choose from. Bootstrap Bootstrap from Twitter is built on a responsive 12 column grid. Less Framework Less Framework is based on 4 layouts and 3 sets of typographic presets. Foundation Foundation is a grid system based on 12-columns that do not have a fixed width; they can vary based on the resolution of the screen or size of the window. YAML is a multi-column layout based on a grid system with percentage widths. Step 2 Add IE Only Conditions <! iTheme2

Les Media Queries CSS3 La spécification CSS3 Media Queries définit les techniques pour l'application de feuilles de styles en fonction des périphériques de consultation utilisés pour du HTML. On nomme également cette pratique Responsive Web Design, pour dénoter qu'il s'agit d'adapter dynamiquement le design à l'aide de CSS. Ces bonnes pratiques permettent d'exploiter encore plus les avantages de la séparation du contenu et de la présentation : l'intérêt est de pouvoir satisfaire des contraintes de dimensions, de résolutions et d'autres critères variés pour améliorer l'apparence graphique et la lisibilité (voire l'utilisabilité) d'un site web. Les plateformes exotiques sont concernées en premier lieu : navigateurs mobiles et tablettes, écrans à faibles résolutions, impression, tv, synthèses vocales, plages braille, etc. Approche historique Avec CSS2 et HTML4, il était déjà possible de spécifier un média de destination pour l'application d'une ou plusieurs feuilles de style. <! screen Écrans handheld print Impression

15 Best Responsive Web Design Testing Tools Responsive Web Design is regarded as being the approach which suggests that web design and development should respond to the end-user’s behavior and environment based on their screen size, platform and orientation. Responsiveness consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. When the end-user switches from their laptop over to their iPad, the website being viewed should automatically switch to accommodate that particular resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the end-user’s preferences. Along with all of the newest devices – also come varying screen resolutions, definitions and orientations. With Responsiveness aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience, modern built web sites must now be able to support basic mobile devices that lack JavaScript. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. — Gavin

Responsive CSS Framework Comparison: Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton Bootstrap 4.0.0-alpha is a fairly large update to the framework. It has dropped Less support in favor of Sass, converted from px-based to rem-based sizing, improved its grid system, and dropped IE8 support. Also, all its JS plugins were re-written in ES6, it now uses a customized reset CSS file called Reboot, and offers flexbox support via a Sass boolean variable. In addition to this update, Bootstrap now offers themes at themes.getbootstrap.com. Also, Bootstrap will continue supporting version 3, unlike the dropping of version 2 support after the release of version 3. You can read more here. Foundation 6 is a fairly major update which includes more grid flexibility, custom breakpoints, optional flexbox, and more. Like Bootstrap 4, Flexbox is now toggleable via Sass in Foundation 6. The Sass/CSS has been reworked and consolidated, and there are fewer default styles to override on common elements. Skeleton 2 was updated in December 2014 after remaining mostly unchanged for about three years.

10 Best Responsive HTML5 Frameworks and Tools This is a review of 10 open source responsive HTML5 frameworks, boilerplates and tools for front-end web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). I’ve included tutorials and resources related to each of them, and a comparison table at the end. 1. Bootstrap is a popular, modern front-end/UI development framework. Bootstrap has a 12-grid responsive layout, 13 custom jQuery plugins for common UIs like carousels and modal windows, a Bootstrap customizer, and more. Bootstrap is well-documented, and this open source project has plenty of coverage in blogs and tutorial sites. Bootstrap Tutorials Bootstrap Tools and Resources 2. Foundation is another popular responsive front-end framework. It has rapid-prototyping capabilities, a responsive grid system and much more. Foundation is by ZURB, a company of product designers focused on providing web-based solutions. Foundation Tutorials Foundation Tools and Resources 3. Skeleton is a simple and clean responsive CSS boilerplate for HTML5 websites and apps.

50 fantastic tools for responsive web design | CSS3 As introduced/coined by Ethan Marcotte in both his article "Responsive Web Design" as well as his best-selling book, one needs three elements to make a site responsive: A flexible/fluid grid Responsive images Media queries There are plenty of other great articles that cover motives, concepts, and techniques regarding responsive web design, so we'll keep the focus of this article on some top tools that will help you become responsibly responsive. Tools for starting out Before you start with building your site, it's best to sketch out how the elements on the page will adapt to fit the different browser sizes of the various devices that they will be viewed upon, and to avoid the disconnect that often comes from thinking primarily about the desktop design and the rest of the responsive iterations as an afterthought (see especially Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis' comment). 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. Tools for a flexible/fluid grid 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. slabText 23.

The top 25 responsive web design tools | Web design Over the past few years we've seen an explosion of web-enabled devices with varying resolutions, capabilities, form factors, pixel densities, interaction methods and more. This onslaught of connected devices is just the beginning, and we're bound to see people accessing the web from a greater number of devices in the coming years. It's futile to create a dedicated web experience for every single device class out there, and the need to create a smart, flexible, adaptable web experiences is becoming more apparent every day. Responsive/adaptive/multi-device web design (whatever you want to call it) is here to stay. Just because responsive design is becoming necessary doesn't mean it's easy. We're tasked with creating experiences that are simultaneously aware and agnostic of device context. Innovative tools These are formidable problems we're up against, but thankfully the web design community is up to the challenge. 01. 02. This is where Jetstrap comes in. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.

CSS Media Queries & Using Available Space We've covered using CSS media queries to assign different stylesheets depending on browser window size. In that example, we changed the layout of the entire page based on the space available. It isn't required that we make such drastic changes with this technique though, so in this tutorial we'll go over a design tweak with a smaller scope. We'll also cover the syntax for using media queries within a single stylesheet and more examples of that. The CSS media query syntax for calling an external stylesheet is like this: You may be familiar with the media attribute, normally being "screen" or "print" or even a comma separated list, like "screen, projection". Likewise, you can use more advanced CSS media queries like: You may use as many media queries as you would like in a CSS file. Example Let's say we have a fluid width design where the sidebar is 35% of the width of the page. In our example sidebar, we are going have a list of names of the Super Team which function as email links. Types

Online Courses for Web Designers and Developers Web designing and developing are becoming very popular careers among the new generation. With new techniques coming almost every day, it becomes very confusing for designers and developers to understand all the techniques. But thanks to the Internet, there are plenty of online courses where you can get all the information you need regarding designing and development. Some of them are paid while others are free but, they all come very handy when you want to learn the proper techniques of designing and developing. I have made a list of 20 courses found online which you can learn everything about web designing. 1. 1WD.tv 1WD.tv is a place where you can learn to get clients and make money online. You will learn about: WordPressFreelancingCSS,BootCamp and Responsive designing 2. This is a course offered by Udemy. 3. Another one of Udemy’s courses is CSS & HTML For Beginners. The course is available in US$27. 4. This course is offered by Udacity. 5. The cost of this course is US$200 per month.

Quick and Easy Stylish Design Agency Landing Page In Adobe Photoshop Hey Guys! Were you ever asked to design a Design Agency website and you’d run out of ideas? Well, this tutorial is just for you. I will show you how to create a stylish looking landing page using Adobe Photoshop. Don’t worry, this design will not take too long and don’t be afraid of doing this if you are a beginner I promise to guide you all the way through. Here is what we will be making, click on the image for full preview: PSD Download Other parts of this tutorial: Resources for this tutorial Step 1: Setting up the Document Start by creating a 1400px x 1820px document in Photoshop. Ruler Tool is very useful for this tutorial make sure that rulers and guides is turned on. Rulers: Ctrl + RGuides: Ctrl + ; Also one thing important in using Ruler Tool is the Info(Information) Panel. The total width of this site will be 960px. Step 2: Working on Header Our header will contain a logo, call to action, navigation, search. Step 2.1 Step 2.2 This is a personal logo that I’ll be using in this tutorial.

Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned web professional, creating responsive designs can be confusing at first, mostly because of the radical change in thinking that’s required. As time goes on, responsive web design is drifting away from the pool of passing fads and rapidly entering the realm of standard practice. In fact, the magnitude of this paradigm shift feels as fundamental as the transition from table based layouts to CSS. Simply put, this is a very different way of designing websites and it represents the future. Free trial on Treehouse: Do you want to learn more about responsive web design? Try a free trial on Treehouse. Over the past year, responsive design has become quite the hot topic in the web design community. What is responsive design? Let’s just get right into it: Believe it or not, the Treehouse blog that you’re reading this article on is actually a responsive design! It’s hard to talk about responsive design without mentioning its creator, Ethan Marcotte. Fluid Grids

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