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16 Top Tools for Responsive Web Design

16 Top Tools for Responsive Web Design
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What Is Web 2.0 What Is Web 2.0 Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 DoubleClick vs. Overture and AdSense Like Google, DoubleClick is a true child of the internet era. It harnesses software as a service, has a core competency in data management, and, as noted above, was a pioneer in web services long before web services even had a name. However, DoubleClick was ultimately limited by its business model. As a result, DoubleClick proudly cites on its website "over 2000 successful implementations" of its software. Overture and Google's success came from an understanding of what Chris Anderson refers to as "the long tail," the collective power of the small sites that make up the bulk of the web's content. The Web 2.0 lesson: leverage customer-self service and algorithmic data management to reach out to the entire web, to the edges and not just the center, to the long tail and not just the head. Akamai vs. Like DoubleClick, Akamai is optimized to do business with the head, not the tail, with the center, not the edges. 2.

Responsive Layouts, Responsively Wireframed Responsive layouts, responsively wireframed Made with HTML/CSS (no images, no JS*) this is a simple interactive experiment with responsive design techniques. Use the buttons top-right to toggle between desktop and mobile layouts. Using simple layout wireframes, this illustrates how a series of pages could work across these different devices, by simulating how the layout of each page would change responsively, to suit the context. Responsive layouts? Producing static wireframes to design layouts for websites, web applications and user-interfaces has worked well for a long time. However, this solution creates a new problem: How should we go about the process of designing these variable layouts? Enter, responsive wireframes? The 'wireframes' on this page (which are only very simple, high-level examples) were created with HTML/CSS, and some argue that this is the answer; to design in the browser. So which is better? Traditional wireframes? HTML? So, what's the answer? Just wondering...

Bootstrap Need reasons to love Bootstrap? Look no further. By nerds, for nerds. Built at Twitter by @mdo and @fat, Bootstrap utilizes LESS CSS, is compiled via Node, and is managed through GitHub to help nerds do awesome stuff on the web. Made for everyone. Bootstrap was made to not only look and behave great in the latest desktop browsers (as well as IE7!) Design with Intent toolkit | Requisite Variety Design with Intent toolkit Design with Intent: 101 patterns for influencing behaviour through design by Dan Lockton with David Harrison & Neville A. Stanton. ISBN 978-0-9565421-0-6 (print) & 978-0-9565421-1-3 (PDF) Requisite Variety’s Design with Intent toolkit is a collection of design patterns, or ‘gambits’, for influencing user behaviour through design.Download the toolkit (free) or buy printed packs It’s applicable across product, service, interaction and architectural design, aimed at socially and environmentally beneficial behaviour change. The toolkit’s in use by industry, public sector and educational organisations worldwide, and Requisite Variety also offers workshops and consultancy using it, as well as exploring other aspects of design for behaviour change, and the interface between people and technology. Explore the eight ‘lenses’ of the toolkit

Responsive Webdesign – présent et futur de l’adaptation mobile - Alsacreations Après plusieurs mois de recherche sur le sujet, j'ai enfin publié mon article sur Smashing Magazine qui s'intitule "The State Of Responsive Web Design". Ce qui suit en est la traduction. Avertissement avant la lecture : Je n'ai pas la prétention de changer le monde, d'avoir la vérité absolue. Dans cet article – qui est long, je le sais – je souhaitais juste rendre attentif le lecteur au reste de ce gigantesque iceberg dont les Media Queries n'en sont que la surface. On entend parler de "Responsive Webdesign" depuis plusieurs années maintenant, et le sujet s'est vraiment démocratisé et popularisé en 2012. Dans cet article, nous allons nous intéresser à ce qui est aujourd'hui déjà possible en terme d'optimisation de sites pour mobiles, mais également à ce qui sera possible dans le futur. L'état des images dans le responsive webdesign Quelle meilleure manière d'aborder le sujet que de commencer par ce qui pose un gros souci : la gestion des images. La solution flexbox La solution Grid Layout

Créer une application de bureau native avec NW.js | Tangible JS The NW.js project lets you create apps with full native capabilities in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Even better, it lets you access any Node.js modules directly from the browser environment. This means your web-based app can now retrieve input from sensors or control hardware devices. This is the perfect environment for physical computing projects! About NW.js NW.js (previously know as node-webkit) “lets you call all Node.js modules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing applications with all Web technologies”. Basically, NW.js lets you create native-looking apps (Mac, Windows & Linux) that can be written entirely using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While there are alternatives to NW.js (such as CEF, TideSDK or AppJS), as far as I know none provide the unique combination of being free, open source, cross-platform, actively maintained and Node-compatible. Coding For the sake of the demonstration, we will be coding a simple app that draws a big red dot on screen. Testing Debugging Coding

Wirefy | The Responsive Wireframe Framework Responsive web design: key tips and approaches Some time ago, designers knew the exact dimensions of work they were commissioned to do whether it be a book cover, poster, newspaper, etc. However, with the emergence of smart phones, iPads and other monitors with different sizes, aspect ratios and resolutions, we’ve lost control of our visual borders. It’s not surprising that responsive web design (RWD) has become the new buzz. This emerging trend is not about fashion or aesthetics; it is rather an attempt to solve usability problems that arise due to the various devices used to browse the Internet. In this article, I’ll describe the approaches used when designing for different devices, what screen sizes and resolutions should be taken into account, and how RWD works from a designer’s point of view. Responsive web design approaches When creating a website that is fit for all monitor screens, the most common approach is designing within the standard screen width and height. There are dozens of graphics display resolutions. In conclusion

3D Festival powered by 360Fashion Network Beijing Design Week 2013 | 360Fashion Blog Beijing, China — 360Fashion Network pioneers again by reaching beyond fashion into design during the Beijing Design Week 2013 and creating the 3D Festival. The festival will include a showcase, training, workshops, speeches, and demonstration of 3D Printing, 3D Augmented Reality, 3D Body Scanning, 3D Design, and 3D Virtual Worlds. The exhibition will take place during the Beijing Design Week 2013, September 28th, 2013 to October 3rd, 2013. The location will be at TheNode, a new tech hub for startups created by TechNode entrepreneur, Dr. Daily seminars and speeches will be as follows:

ProtoFluid. Responsive Design Testing. Google's Guide To Designing With Empathy With a price tag that's already set records by being $1.6 billion over-budget, mass outbreaks of the Zika virus, and water-sport venues that are allegedly teeming with human excrement, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are already looking like the biggest planning disaster in IOC history—and this, just two years after Sochi. But it's not all bad. As part of the $12 billion budget attached to the Olympic Games, Rio has built 11 new sports facilities, ranging from a whitewater water park and a bitchin' BMX stadium to a massive new tennis center and a trio of multi-use sports arenas. And unlike past Olympic games, most of these structures will be permanently integrated into Rio's urban fabric, giving Brazilian athletes, students, and the general public places to swim and play for years to come. Ahead of today's torch-lighting ceremony, here are the 11 new stadiums, parks, and venues you'll be getting to know over the course of this year's Summer Olympic and Paralympic games. The Carioca Arenas

30 Wireframe Templates and Toolkits Creating wireframes doesn’t necessarily require the use of special wireframing software. It is entirely possible to plan and prototype user interfaces using established tools like Adobe Illustrator, OmniGraffle or even PowerPoint and Keynote. These tools are tried and tested and incorporate a rich set of features that allow users to quickly and easily create wireframes without the need for specialist software. What’s more, they are designed by reliable software providers and it’s highly likely that they will continue to be around in a few years’ time. To help you get started with wireframing using your tool of choice, I have compiled a list of useful wireframe templates and resources that are available in different file formats. Webpage Wireframe Stencil Kit (Adobe Illustrator, EPS) A collection of high-fidelity wireframe controls and icons in .ai and .eps vector format; free for use in both personal and commercial projects. Webpage Wireframe Stencil Kit → Wireframe/Blueprint Kit →

CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Abstract The specification describes a CSS box model optimized for user interface design. In the flex layout model, the children of a flex container can be laid out in any direction, and can “flex” their sizes, either growing to fill unused space or shrinking to avoid overflowing the parent. Both horizontal and vertical alignment of the children can be easily manipulated. Nesting of these boxes (horizontal inside vertical, or vertical inside horizontal) can be used to build layouts in two dimensions. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Status of this document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Publication as a Last Call Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. The (archived) public mailing list www-style@w3.org (see instructions) is preferred for discussion of this specification. Table of Contents 1 Introduction flex layout . The

Why Google Just Paid $3 Billion for a Thermostat Company It has been a couple years since Google announced a multi-billion dollar acquisition that caused peoples' jaws to drop. On Monday, the company did just that with the news that it had entered into an agreement to buy Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash. On Twitter, some users reacted by joking about the possibility of Google requiring a Google+ account to use Nest products or introducing thermostat ads. These and other reactions showed a genuine concern that Google might somehow mess up Nest, a common enough concern with any acquisition. There was also a sense of confusion about what a search company wants with a thermostat maker. In a brief statement about the acquisition, Google's CEO Larry Page stayed vague, but alluded to one possible incentive for the acquisition: "We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!” The key word in that sentence is "homes." He added: Image: Nest

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